All The Spring 2017 Food And Drink Festivals You Need To Know About


We scoured our rescources and came back with a comprehensive list of food and drink events coming up this season. Eat your heart out, Joburg.

DSTV Delicious International Food and Music Festival

DStv Delicious is back for its fifth year in a row and will be held at the prestigious Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit. This super-foodie event attracts an estimated 40 000 visitors over its two-day period. The international lineup for 2017 includes Common, Femi Kuti, Omar, Alexander O’Neal and Imagination feat. Leee John. The main ingredients of the festival include international and local artists on the main stage, international and local chefs featured in various pop-up restaurants and cooking theatres, channel and brand activations, a kids’ zone, and a massive street food market.

Where: Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, R55, Rietfontein 2-Ir, Midrand, 1684, South Africa
When: 7 to 8 October 2017
Detailsdeliciousfestival.com/

Mosaiek Expo

Mosaiek Expo is a 17-day event being held at the Mosaïek in Randburg. This event showcases more than a 180 exhibitors selling high-quality gifts and home decor to more than 30 000 visitors that visit the event annually. The Expo is Embark Foundation’s annual fundraiser to support their various projects. You can look forward to products such as pottery, jewellery, fashion accessories, paintings, food and foodie items, and so much more! 

Where: Johannesburg.
When: Thursday 19 October to Saturday 4 November 2017.
Details: 011 268 4783/4/ louiser@mosaiek.com / www.mosaiekexpo.co.za

Food And Beer Pairing At SAB

Did you know that a Castle Milk Stout pairs perfectly with vanilla gilato and chocolate crumble? Or that a really cold weiss beer complements smoked salmon to the max? Well, the interesting world of beer can be used as a key to unlock a part of your palate you never knew existed. That’s exactly why the South African Breweries is hosting a food and beer pairing evening at their HQ in Newtown. This one is for serious foodies and lovers of suds alike. You’ll be treated to a five-course meal pairing that ends with you leaving stuffed in a good way.

Where: 15 President St, Newtown, Johannesburg, 2042, South Africa
When: 21 October 2017 (this is a monthly event, so check their website for more info)
Details: www.worldofbeer.co.za 
Durban Hills Wine Dinner
Wine goes well with dinner. Actually, wine goes well with anything – even more wine. Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Siegenthaler of the Fairview Hotel knows this, and that is why he’s put together a pairing menu to complement an array of different Durban Hills wines. The venue for this relaxing evening of wining and dining is the up-market Balata Restaurant.
Where: Randpark Golf Club, Setperk Rd, Randpark 268-Iq, Randburg, 2125, South AfricaWhen: 26 October 2017
Details: thefairway.co.zaWhisky Live
There’s something beautiful in a well-crafted bottle of whisky. It has the ability to give its drinker the gift of the gab, it can be compared to liquid gold and it can be paired with the finest of fine dining. In a nutshell, there’s a very good reason why a good bottle of Scotch comes with a big price. Learn about all things dram at this year’s Whisky Live festival where you can taste some of the finest whiskies produced from Kentucky to Tokyo (if anyone from Nikka reads this, please send us a bottle – we’ll sing you songs, promise!). Tickets for the 2017 show goes on sale from 01 October 2017.Where: Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude St, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
When: 8 to 10 November 2017
Details: www.whiskylive.co.za/festivals.html
By Shawn Greyling

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