10 things worth trying at this years Taste of Cape Town


The Taste of Cape Town opened its doors to the public last night. The show is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year and food and wine lovers are in for some real treats!

Great weather, good vibes and mouthwatering dishes set just the right mood for overindulging. Here are some of the dishes and delicacies that you must try at this year’s event.

tajchefs 10 things worth trying at this years Taste of Cape Town1. Taj Cape Town – Bombay Brasserie & Mint

Don’t be shy! Try all four dishes from these restaurants. The Kingklip Amritsari and the Paneer Koliwada Cottage Cheese Fritters with tamarind chutney was unlike anything we’ve ever eaten and simply divine, but the calamari is the business. Best dish at the show!

2. Signal Restaurant at Cape Grace

The Sous-vide ostrich, spiced gooseberry pickle and almond crumble was cooked to perfection and went down a real treat.


3. Jimmijagga

If you are a fan of Bacardi Breezers you will absolutely love this fusion wine spritzer from KWV.

jagger 10 things worth trying at this years Taste of Cape Town

Jimmijagga is low-alcohol at 4% and is available in three flavours at R15 for a 275ml bottle.

4. The Taste Pop-up Restaurant

Last night Richard Caarstens from Tokara cooked up a storm at the Taste Pop-up Restaurant which features a different chef every day. Luke Dale Roberts from the Pot Luck Club, George Jardin from Jordan and Henry Vigar from La Mouette will brace the show with their presents and cooking skills for the rest of the event. A great line-up indeed!

5. Quality Pickles

If you like things hot, you better visit the Quality Pickles stand and try their amazing sauces. We loved it so much, we bought 3 of their products. The Hot Peri-peri is truly for the die-hard chill fanatics. Super hot! The Pepper sauce is something completely different and extremely tasty and the Mango sauce with aubergine is out of this world!

salt1 10 things worth trying at this years Taste of Cape Town6. FALKSALT

For quality salt pop around to the FALKSALT Crystal Flakes stand and try a variety of different flavoured salts. As we have a thing for chilli, we picked the Red Chilli flavoured one. Price – R30.

7. Roasted Almond Turkish Delight from Turk Spirit

If you want to buy something worth R50 then pick this absolutely amazing Turkish Delight product. It’s unlike an Turkish Delight we’ve ever tasted and worth every penny!

8. Sally Williams Roasted Almond & Cranberry Nougat

We’ve always been a great fan of Sally Williams Nougat so we just couldn’t resist.

9. The Wine Stands

Some of the top wines tasted at last night’s show included Die Swartskaap from Hermanuspietersfontein, the entire collection of Idiom Wines and the Kevin Arnold Shiraz from Waterford. The Fairtrade wine stand is another not to miss spot. Here you will find a great selection of Fairtrade wines at extremely reasonable prices.

berry 194x233 10 things worth trying at this years Taste of Cape Town10. Gordon’s Gin Very Berry Cocktail

Refreshing, tasty and strong, just the way we like it!

A feats of fine dining awaits you at the Green Point Cricket Club tonight, Saturday and Sunday so make sure that you do not miss out.

For more information about the Taste of Cape Town visit their website.

 


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