Giveaway: Taste of Durban

Here’s an update regarding the 2013 Taste of Durban which is happening this weekend at Suncoast:

The Pick n Pay Taste of Durban in association with Orbit Sugarfree Chewing Gum, will feature these amazing chefs and restaurants:
Marcelle Roberts from Café 1999
Louise Potgieter from Havana Grill
Jackie Cameron from Hartford House
Chris Glocke from BAR-BA-COA Argentinian Grill and Butcher Boys
Themba Mngoma from Little Havana
Tony Kocke from elements café at The Beverly Hills
Lucy Markewicz of Freedom Café
and popular Indian restaurant Amaravathi Palki

Also look out for the Pick n Pay Chef’s Theatre which will feature live demos and cook-off’s by the featured Taste of Durban chefs, as well as many others.
Guest chefs include Erica Platter, Jacquie Rey, Xanthos Giannakopoulos from the Durban Country Club and Brendan Newport from Craft Trattoria.

The Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience is an interactive area where guests can learn to create simple, stylish canapés and how to pair each of them with a range of wines to complement and balance flavours.

The LINDT Studio will have their Master Chocolatiers on hand creating delicious LINDOR truffles and fresh pralines.

Simply Asia and Singha Beer Experience will provide a unique Thai dining experience with food prepared by authentic Thai chefs from the Land of Smiles.​

Asara will release some of their Vineyard Collection and speciality range wines at the Asara Bistro Box, which will be paired with a selection of gourmet burgers and chocolates.

The Consol Mixology Theatre is an interactive studio where visitors learn how to master the art of mixing seasonal cocktails.

The Castle Milk Stout Experience sees SA’s premium stout making its first appearance at this year’s Taste of Durban.

The Sevruga Sushi & Sparkling Lounge will be offering various sushi and wine pairings for visitors to enjoy.

Entertainment will be from top Durban musos Zaffa and Wallace Nock.
Popular brothers Rob & Garth Warren (Zaffa), will play on Friday and Saturday, while the versatile Wallace Nock, is entertaining during the Sunday lunch session.

No babysitters?
The Kidz Zone presented by Classy Party Planners, is the perfect place for you to leave your children for the afternoon sessions – children under 12 have free entry to the event and you’ll pay R40 per child for a two-hour period. They’ll enjoy craft activities such as sand art, colouring, painting, scratch cards and card decorating, as well as face painting, kiddies rides and slides.

Festival times:
-​Friday 26 July: 18h30 – 22h30
-​Saturday 27 July: 13h00 – 17h00 and 18h30- 22h30
-​Sunday 28 July: 12h00 – 17h00

Tickets are limited and booking is recommended – for further information and bookings visit or
– Standard tickets cost R80 (includes entry & a tasting glass)
– Premium Tickets cost R180 (includes entry, R100 worth of Festival Crowns and a tasting glass)
– Taste Club House presented by DStv tickets cost R685 – enjoy the comfort of a private lounge that serves as your base for the show. The ticket includes fast-track entry to the show, a complimentary bar (wine, malt and soft drinks) in a private clubhouse to use as your base for the show, a free tasting glass, R150’s worth of Festival Crowns (the official Festival currency) and a fabulous Taste of Durban gift.

*​Taste of Durban Festival Crowns
Crowns are the Festivals’ official “currency”, which can be purchased at the festival from the Taste Bank or Crown Sellers walking around the festival grounds. Visitors use these Crowns to purchase sample dishes and drinks from the various exhibiting restaurants, bars and exhibitors. Each Crown is worth R5. Change is offered in Crowns only.

I’ve got 2 sets of double tickets to giveaway – all you have to do is comment on this post and tell me which restaurant you’re looking forward to sampling the dishes from!

Tweet @askashe for an additional entry.
Then leave an additional comment on this post with your twitter handle in it to qualify for your additional entry.

Only one post and one twitter post entry allowed per person.
Winners will be announced on Thurs evening this week and will be contacted by email on hiw to claim your tickets on Friday morning.
Winners will need to choose ONE session to attend for 2 people.

Good luck :)

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  • Reply
    6th July 2014 at 9:24 AM

    I want to see Louise Potgieter from Havanna Grill. And definately try some awesome Lint chocolate…Yay

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    25th July 2013 at 6:48 PM

    The highlight of the year for sure. Love Asian food so definitely Simply Asia and who can resist the Lindt chocolate……….YUM

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    25th July 2013 at 2:59 PM

    Would love to win tickets – I think this event is such a highlight for Durban and all the restaurants taking part are awesome, I’m going to try everything!!! but most looking forward to freedom cafe, craft and hartford house! fingers crossed ;)

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    Kevin Allan
    25th July 2013 at 2:57 PM

    The barbacoa meaty dishes should be good washed down with a few beers

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    sue anne jones
    25th July 2013 at 2:56 PM

    definitely freedom cafe!!

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    mary-jane hollis
    25th July 2013 at 2:55 PM

    would love to sample the craft menu and am sure the hartford house menu will be amazing!

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    samantha de Lange
    25th July 2013 at 2:28 PM

    Ooooh SO MANY! I am very excited to try Jackie for Hartford House’s yum creations. Never been there but heard her food is amazeballs!

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    24th July 2013 at 10:14 PM

    Tony Kocke from elements café at The Beverly Hills would be be second. @Dalegrobler

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    24th July 2013 at 10:06 PM

    Jackie Cameron from Hartford House cooks incredibly, would love to see her in action.

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    24th July 2013 at 3:08 PM

    Definitely the demo from Craft Trattoria – undoubtedly my favourite restaurant.

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    Amy Naidoo
    24th July 2013 at 11:45 AM

    I’m dying to try the food from Hartford House! heard such great stuff about them :)

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    24th July 2013 at 9:08 AM

    Café 1999 is always nice. And I would never say no to a Lindt Truffel

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    Phumla Ngwenya
    24th July 2013 at 8:30 AM

    @Phumlaka_N is my twitter handle….I’ll take every chance I get to enter, that’s how bad I want it! :)

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    Phumla Ngwenya
    24th July 2013 at 8:25 AM

    I’m looking forward to sampling from The Sevruga Sushi & Sparkling Lounge. I’ve only just started eating fish/seafood after having an alergic reaction since I was in my pre-teens and I’m yet to try sushi! *face palm*. I’m told I’ve been missing out on some really good stuff, this should be a perfect opportunity to experience it and a learning which one to pair with is an added bonus!

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    24th July 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Little Havana, and dying for entry to Sushi place and pairing concepts

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    ashishta gokhul
    24th July 2013 at 7:56 AM

    Would really love to win these tickets <3

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    23rd July 2013 at 10:40 PM

    Oooh I can’t wait to sample Jackie Cameron’s delights from Hartford House

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    Amith Gosai
    23rd July 2013 at 10:38 PM

    Freedom Cafe

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    Cathy Badenhorst
    23rd July 2013 at 10:19 PM

    Most definitely Simply Asia as I am crazy for Thai food and my attempts at cooking Thai really sucks :) @cathybadcar

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