Leading winemakers, wine lovers and buyers watched records tumble at the 32nd Nedbank Cape Winemakers Guild Auction at Spier, in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Total sales at this annual showcase of South African wines amounted to more than R13,8 million with new record wine prices for red, white, Méthode Cap Classique and Port.
The Lumiere dinner-theatre experience ended on a high note at Nineteen Restaurant, Johannesburg, last night with an unplugged performance by MC, Mi Casa front man, J'Something, high-kicking Can-Can dancers and an exceptional menu paired with fine Courvoisier cognac.
Themed 'A Cut Above', the Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year mystery basket national finals held on 8 September in Durban, saw participants in the junior and senior categories create recipes using Unilever Food Solutions products for a starter, main and dessert course.
MasterChef Australia judge, chef Gary Mehigan recently joined The Table Bay Hotel's executive chef, chef Jocelyn Myers-Adams and a few members of the media on a foraging expedition. Venturing as far as Mouille Point, the foragers found a selection of indigenous plants abundant and ready to be eaten - from sour fig to "sout slaai" (salt salad).
Friday 19th August saw the Cape Town leg of the global Jack Daniel's Barrel Hunt take place, the brand's first ever global scavenger hunt. 150 handcrafted barrels have been hidden at historic and cultural sites across the world to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Jack Daniel Distillery.
The President Hotel held its Wine Experience on 21 July. This was to inform the public of the hotel's aim to journey with various wine farms within the Western Cape region. The gallery also displays shots of the winter dishes produced by The President Hotel's new executive chef, Craig Paterson.