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Celebrity chef Reuben Riffel at the Robertson Small Hotel

On 7 September 2013, celebrity chef Reuben Riffel will join Tiaan van Greunen, the executive chef at the Robertson Small Hotel, to share hot braai secrets and guide foodies through the art of gourmet grilling in preparation for National Braai Day (24 September) at the Smackdown at The Small.
Chef Reuben Riffel
"This interactive 'braai boot camp in the heart of the Breede River Valley' is more than just about throwing meat on the coals. It is about celebrating South Africa's common heritage and honing your skills to ensure a blazing success, every time you light that fire. We will show you how to take a backyard barbecue to gourmet heights," explains van Greunen.

Enthusiasts will be able to join in on the day during a team cook-off when each group will have to create a braai-based starter from a mystery box of simple ingredients.

The emcee for this gathering, Susan Cashin - a certified sommelier - will offer new food and drink pairings, presenting a range of beverage offerings from aperitifs and artisan beers to cocktails and wines unique to the area.

The event costs R485 per person and includes the four-course lunch and wine on the day. It starts at noon and seating is limited, so bookings are essential. A booking for a two-night stay at the hotel during the event weekend, earns one a complimentary ticket to the event.

For more information, call +27 (0)23 626 7200 or email .