"The Festival will showcase a cross-section of premium wine estates alongside a host of culinary purveyors with mouth-watering produce on offer," says Edmund Beukes, Publicity Manager of Die Burger
The event is positioned as a sophisticated lifestyle event, designed to create an exhibition platform for producers of the Cape's finest in terms of beverages and consumables, thereby creating sampling opportunities and availing their products to wine and food enthusiasts.
The historic Castle courtyards will be transformed into a variety of relaxation zones with cocktail-style and lounge seating as well as informal picnic zones. A dedicated champagne-and-oyster-room and whiskey-and-brandy-bar promises to be a welcome point of difference at the event. Appreciation of food and wine will be celebrated through an exhibition of art, photography and movies. Designed to be family-friendly, the event will feature kiddies activities and entertainment for the young at heart.
One of the big attractions will be the Praat Saam
-stage where guests can witness our finest culinary wizards, such as Cass Abrahams, Rocco de Villiers and Barbara Joubert, SARIE food editor, at work in live cooking demonstrations and wine pairing.
The main stage is set to enthrall audiences with a dynamic line-up of talent. The Mayor of Cape Town, Helen Zille, will host the official opening followed by performances by award-winning bands, The Parlotones
and Prime Circle
later in the evening. On Saturday, festivalgoers can look forward to performances from Laurika Rauch, Alta Joubert, Emo Adams and a double act with Anton Goosen and Gian Groen. Stage entertainment on Sunday will feature a performance by DNA Strings over lunch and a classical sunset concert performed by Mynie Grové and Danie Niehaus, followed by Who Stole the Orchestra
Tickets will be on sale through Computicket prior to the event and can also be purchased at the Castle during official festival hours. The ticket price includes a wine-tasting glass, festival programme, map of the Castle, a shopping bag and access to all activities.
Festival opening hours are Friday from 16:00–23:00 (stalls till 20:00); Saturday 11:00–23:00 (stalls till 18:00) and Sunday from 11:00–21:00 (stalls till 17:00). For more information please visit the festival website at www.kombuisenkelder.co.za
or call Roxy Walker on (021) 670 1485.