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THE Culinary CELEBRATION that speaks
the universal language of food

A bigger, better and bolder bite of the gourmet action is coming your way when the 6th annual Good Food & Wine Show takes its winning recipe to an exciting new level of culinary excellence in Cape Town's Good Hope Center from 22-25 May. With the latest and greatest tastes from around the world, a vast and varied selection of exciting exhibitions and loads of fresh innovative interactions and irresistible bargains making their way to Africa's largest food and beverage expo, you are guaranteed a fulfilling feast to feed all five senses.

The world-renowned Cape Gourmet Festival (9-25 May) annually invites a sizzling cast of internationally acclaimed chefs to bring their pots, pans and prestige to its highlight event, the Good Food & Wine Show, which is recognized globally as South Africa's premier culinary celebration. See how an exceptional lineup of top international chefs from the UK, USA, Italy and India teams up with an elite cast of South African chefs to pop the global gourmet lid in the Chefs in Action Theater to reveal the hottest cooking trends and savviest secrets.

Ken Oringer, chef and co-owner of Clio Restaurant in Boston and the world's most popular Chinese cook Ken Hom who jets between London, France and the USA are among the kitchen crowd that will enthrall you with exquisite flavors. Tuscany's celebrated Valentina Harris will indulgence you with her Italian fare and Indian chefs Nitin Ramteke and Shashish Hodlur, of the prestigious Taj Group of Hotels will turn on the heat with their spicy creations. All international chefs will descend onto Cape Town, courtesy of SWISS International Air Lines, who have pledged their support of the Gourmet Festival in line with their commitment to quality, innovation and service that makes them so undeniably Swiss.

Hungry for news on the latest kitchen trends and recipes? These topnotch chefs also host a selection of interactive Hands-on Workshops, ranging from Asian cooking, to pasta making for those who love spending time in their own kitchens. Roll up your sleeves and let the experts help you design a new kitchen, teach you to lay a Zen table or introduce you to some of the world's finest ingredients. You're never too old to play with your food or to pep up your cooking skills! Each workshop accommodates just 26 workstations so that you can get up close and personal with the master chefs of your choice. All workshops cost R290 per person and includes your entry ticket to the Good Food & Wine Show. For Bookings contact the Gourmet Festival Offices at: Tel: (021) 465 0069.

Other Show highlights include flamboyant connoisseur and founder of the London International Wine Awards, Robert Joseph, who heads the wine front with entertaining educational tips and talks in the Wine Theater. He also chairs the all new SWISS International Wine Awards which will be judged by a panel of local and international judges, within separate culinary categories at the Show, with bronze, silver and gold medals being awarded in each category.

Smaller and lesser-known wine estates take center stage during the judging period, which make these awards so unique and set them apart from other existing wine awards. The “Best white wine from a small boutique winery”, which produces only 150 tons or less per season as well as the “Best red wine retailing under R50 per bottle will both receive special awards. The newcomer or lesser-known wine that has impressed the judges the most at the Show will receive the “Best kept secret award. The Awards will include a prize for a local winemaking trainee to attend this year's London Wine Awards and the winning wines will be showcased under the SWISS International Air Lines label at the upcoming London Wine Trade fair.

New this year, is the World of Beer, Ale and Spirits - an interactive forum where you can learn to taste with the experts or just linger with a frosty after a hard day's work. Should you be on the hunt for unique homegrown ingredients, take a stroll Down Country Lane, which brings together some of South Africa's finest small-scale food specialists. Think creamy farm-made butters, juicy organic produce and steaming hot bread. With so much versatility, there's something to tickle everyone's tastebuds in a thousand ways.

From the adults only Oyster & Champagne Bar, the Whisky & Cigar Bar and Brandy Tasting Theater, to the vibrant Cheese Village, demonstrations galore and the Kidz Zone where food meets fun, this is a food celebration for the whole family.

Fresh or frozen, pickled or in a pot, this year the Good Food & Wine Show, will be a cosmopolitan feast for everybody who speaks the universal language of food. Entrance fee to the Show is R40 for Adults and R25 for pensioners and children under 15 years. Other tasty treats on the Festival menu


Cape Town's finest restaurants offer a fortnight of delicious two-course menus and superb Fleur du Cap wines at very reasonable prices.


Enjoy unparalleled gourmet dining as international guest chefs create their magical masterpieces in collaboration with executive chefs at The Table Bay and The Cullinan hotels.

For bookings contact:

The Table Bay Hotel: (021) 406 5918

The Cullinan Hotel: (021) 418 6920


Join celebrities and fellow South Africans for this awe-inspiring gourmet luncheon on the slopes of Table Mountain in aid of Red Cross Children's Hospital.

The Festival opens with a celebration of the Cape's rich culture and cuisine in the heart of the city.


The Festival pulls out all the stops with a glamorous Grande Finale Gala Banquet, hosting a charity auction in aid of Red Cross Children's Hospital at The Table Bay Hotel. The Cape Gourmet Festival is an eating, drinking, shopping, looking, learning and laughing experience that caters for everyone's taste.

The Good Food and Wine runs from 22 to 25 May in Cape Town's Good Hope Center. For bookings contact the Gourmet Festival offices at

Tel: (021) 465 0069, Fax: (021) 461 0294 or visit