The Good Food and Wine Show is back in Johannesburg from 28-30 July at the Ticketpro Dome and from what we learned at the media launch held at the Maslow Hotel this past week, is it promises to dish up all the latest food & wine trends from across the globe! South Africa’s largest culinary event brings you the world’s first celebrity chef Marco Pierre White and South Africa’s first Michelin-Starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen as this years international headliners. Foodies will also have the chance to interact with a massive line-up of exciting food personalities, including headline chef, restaurateur and foodie Joao Da Fonseca, popularly known as J’Something, who will share his secret recipes by preparing a tasty feast for the shows. As an added bonus, J’Something will take to the stage to perform his music as this multi-talented personality is also the leading man of popular band Mi Casa.
Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony, Lisa Raleigh, Sherwyn Weaich and Vanessa Marx are also on this year’s Good Food and Wine menu, in addition to headline sommeliers Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) – who will all share some of their fine wine knowledge with show attendees. The festival floor will be divided into nine exhibition areas for attendees to explore: Market, Street Food, Gourmet, Baking, Kids, Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Beer and Alcohol. All visitors will get a chance to watch White and Van der Westhuizen in action daily, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre. In addition, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chefs’ Table: smaller, more intimate ticketed events where people will have the chance to meet the chefs, taste their food and sample some of South Africa’s top wines.
Ticket prices range from R160 (GA) – R2500 (Chef’s Table &VIP Experiences). This is set to be the Food and Wine Festival of the year and you definitely do not want to miss it! We hope to see some of you there. For all details on the festival visit –www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za