The Taste of Cape Town

This amazing festival promises to be the culinary event of the year.

03 Mar 2010
Taste of Cape Town

Having tantalised tastebuds in Cape Town for the past two years, the Taste of Cape Town festival is back from the 24 - 28 March at Rhodes High School, Mowbray (follow signs from Liesbeek Parkway into Durban Road).

Celebrated chefs from 19 of the Cape’s most renowned and awarded restaurants will join together to serve their fabulous signature dishes to an audience with a taste for unbelievable food.

With nine new restaurants, top chefs and exciting features, the reputation of Taste of Cape Town has grown into the most celebrated food festival the Mother City has ever experienced.

You can WIN tickets here on Food24! Answer a simple question and you could be going to this fantastic event.

Fabulous daily events include:

The Pick ‘n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre - A chef’s theatre with interactive sessions with top chefs.

The Checkers Wine Route – Taste wines from more than 80 top wine estates. There will also be daily programmes of tastings, tutorials and advice on wine and food pairing.

The Grolsch Beer Academy – a gorgeous beer experience area to quench your ‘thirst buds’

Fresh Producers Market - This new feature will showcase some of Cape Town’s local food heroes. From delicious, hand-made cheeses, biltong, sweets to exotic ingredients, herbs and chocolates.

Johnnie Walker Whisky Theatre - This year at the Festival, The House of Johnnie Walker invites you on a journey to explore the flavours of the world’s greatest whisky house.

Taste and Buy Experiential Exhibitors - You’ll discover a mouthwatering array of gourmet food suppliers at Taste of Cape Town. Browse the stalls and try delicious speciality food and ingredients to buy and enjoy at home.

Kidz Zone - We haven’t forgotten about kids at this year’s Festival.  Clamber Club will ensure that the young ones are entertained with a host of activities for all ages.  With professional entertainers keeping kiddies busy and happy, parents can relax and enjoy the festivities that Taste of Cape Town has to offer.

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Festival times

Wed 24th - Sunday 28th March.

2010 Participating restaurants

Bistro Sixteen82

Cape Colony at The Mount Nelson Hotel

Ginja and Myoga

GOLD restaurant

The Restaurant at Grande Provence

Il Leone Mastrantonio

Jardine Restaurant

Le Quartier Francais and Bread and Wine

Maze by Gordon Ramsay

Nobu Cape Town


Signal at Cape Grace

Reuben’s and Reuben’s @ The Robertson Small Hotel

Societi Bistro

The Greenhouse

Wang Thai

Tickets: There are a limited number of tickets available and bookings are advised. Book through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or Entrance is free for children under 12.

R80 Standard ticket – Entrance and free access to P'n P Fresh Living Chef's Theatre, Checkers Wine Route wine and cheese tastings, Grolsch Beer Academy and various other  features at the Festival.

R170 Premium ticket – Including the above plus R100 worth of Taste of Cape Town CROWNS.




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