April 01, 2014
Taste of Cape Town 2014: Your bite-sized guide to foodie fun in the Mother City
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
Foodies, are you ready to sink your teeth into this year’s premier gourmet event, the Taste of Cape Town festival?
From Thursday 3 to Sunday 6 April, 2014, a smorgasbord of food stalls, wine tastings and lip-smacking good entertainment awaits you at the Green Point Cricket Club.
A highlight on the Mother City’s foodie calendar, the Festival, which features some of the Cape’s top restaurants including Societi Bistro, 96 Winery Road and more, attracts hundreds of hungry attendees each year and 2014’s edition is guaranteed to be the tastiest yet!
Before you head down to the indulgent must-attend Taste of Cape Town, here’s your bite-sized guide to this yummy event:
- It’s all about the Scoins: Your stone cold hard cash won’t work at the stalls, my friends, since the Festival uses its own currency. Purchase your Scoins using your credit card or cash at the Taste Bank or from the cute Scoins sellers in pink. Each Scoins is worth R5 and prices range from 4 to 8 Scoins per dish.
- Timing is everything: With plenty of delectable Capetonian restaurants to browse at; the top chefs in action in the Pick n Pay Chefs Theatre to watch; seasonal cocktails in the Consol Mixology Theatre to create and getting down with the 2oceansvibe crew at the Jack Daniels tent, there is plenty to see and do and only a limited time to do so. Be sure to visit Taste during the designated sessions.
- Go hungry (and thirsty!): Did I mention there are over FIFTEEN restaurants’ stands, including those hunks at Beefcakes, the Table Bay Hotel’s divine Camissa chefs, the aromatic Jewel of India and more for you to visit? Not to mention the countless award-winning wineries, including Waterford Wine Estate, Stellenbosch Vineyards and more; and, wait for it, my ultimate favourite, the Lindt Chocolate studio…food, wine and chocolate, my idea of gastronomic heaven!
It’s not all about the food, though…when you’ve piled up on your culinary treats and premium wine tasters, why not head to the
Cape Town Angels’ Benefit Stage
The caring Cape Town Angels have once again been selected as the official Taste beneficiary and will be dishing your entertainment with a side of compassion all weekend long.
Go and say Halo to the Angels and their thrilling line-up of performers including the enchanting walk-about magicians from the College of Magic; the spontaneous improv group Improguise; sultry crooner Ricky Botsis; Beefcakes’ vivacious Princess Pop; the enigmatic illusionist Bryan Miles; acoustic folk rock The Motherland and more.
For the full programme of Cape Town Angels entertainers and to learn how you can help share the Angels’ charitable magic of compassion vision, please visit www.ctangels.co.za.
Why don’t you stay the night?
Suitably satiated and relaxed but too tired to drive all the way home? Why not spend the night at one of our top Atlantic Seaboard accommodation spots or hitch a ride with our trusted transport providers?
For more information about the Taste of Cape Town festival, please visit www. tasteofcapetown.com