Taste of Durban 2014

Taste-logo-20141This was one of the best shows I attended last year and it’s back again at Suncoast from 25th – 27th July.
Taste of Durban 2014 sees eight chefs from some of Durban’s top restaurants create special starter-sized dishes, which mean you get to taste LOTS and work your way around from starters to mains to desserts!

There are 8 restaurants participating this year:
Café 1999
Havana Grill & Little Havana
Greedy Buddha
Freedom Café
Amaravathi Palki


The festival takes place over three days and along with the opportunity to sip, sample and shop your way around the festival, there are some additional attractions on offer:

 The Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre – top chefs showcase their culinary skills in fun and informative cooking demonstrations, culinary challenges and entertaining Q & A sessions, is a unique opportunity to see the city’s top chefs in action and is also a chance to meet the people behind the award winning Fresh Living magazine.

The Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience – an interactive area where guests will learn how to create simple, stylish and delicious canapés, while being instructed by wine experts on how to pair each canapé with a wide range of wines to complement the balance of flavours.

The LINDT Master Chocolatiers will be on hand making delicious LINDOR truffles and fresh pralines. LINDT will also be selling their delectable EXCELLENCE and CREATION ranges, as well as LINDT hot chocolate.

The Castle Milk Stout Experience – a marquee including a lounge area with ambient smooth sounds and a tasting experience that shows the full credentials of the full and complex flavours of milk stout and its pairing with food.

Robertson’s Butcher’s Block in association with Big Green Egg – a gastro theatre dedicated to all things meaty. Chefs will collaborate with local butchers to harness Robertson’s 90 years of sourcing and blending spices. All dishes will be prepared in The Big Green Egg.

BP Wild Bean Café –  the Wild Bean Café Baristas will hand-make your favourite coffee, latte or hot chocolate to perk you up and keep you going.

Festival times:

–           Friday 25 July: 18h00 – 22h00

–           Saturday 26 July: 12h30 – 16h00; 18h00- 22h00

–           Sunday 27 July: 12h30 – 16h00

The following Early Bird discounts apply for Standard and Premium tickets up until the 3July:

–           Early Bird Standard Entry – *R50 – Entrance to the festival including a glass 
(save R30)

–          Early Bird Premium Ticket – *R150 – Entrance to the festival including a tasting glass plus R100 worth of Scoins (save R30)

–          DStv Clubhouse Ticket– R685 – entry to the festival, a free tasting glass, R150 Scoins, a private clubhouse to use as a base for the show with a complimentary bar service (wine, malt and soft drinks) plus a Taste of Durban Gift.

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

For more info visit the website.
To book tickets:
Visit ITickets on
or Pick n Pay tickets on


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1 Comment

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    9th June 2014 at 11:30 AM

    2 for the price of 1 entrance tickets available from groupon for the next 16 days –

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