I’m not re-hashing this press release. Hell, I don’t have time. I’m dashing out to Food Wine Design, of course. Which is what this post is all about. I went last year and it’s a fantastic day out. Thank Dog today’s pay-day. #JustSaying. I’m making a bee line for Bar Bar Black Sheep’s zucchini flowers with Parmesan and lemon juice. Here’s the dealio…
“Talented local food artisans, winemakers and designers – handpicked to include only the best in South African products – will gather on the roof of the Hyde Park Corner from 25 to 27 November for the second annual FoodWineDesign Fair presented by Sanlam Investment Management (SIM). Guests of the boutique outdoor market will be treated to a feast of quality and originality under the Jozi summer sky.
Ross Douglas, director of Artlogic, says the fair gives a nod to the much loved ‘farmers market’ culture in South Africa. “FoodWineDesign is unique because all participants are hand-picked to take part in the fair to ensure exhibitors of the highest quality are represented over the weekend. This year, there will be more food and wine exhibitors and we encourage visitors to make a day of the fair and sample the offerings available.”
Douglas says tent structures, theatre lighting, specially designed and manufactured dining and selling areas and larger than life landscaping will greet visitors.
Standout exhibitors include wineland favourites, Kleinood wines and olive oil, Rickety Bridge and Vrede en Lust wine estates. We Love Real Beer will offer fine ale for those who prefer a beer, and food lovers should look out for popular Karoo based cooking school, African Relish, as well as Hijke Cheese and Honest Chocolate.
Those visiting the fair with an interest in design will not be disappointed as the lineup includes the likes of Koop Design, Shaw Sisters and Missibaba.
Sponsors SIM were drawn to the fair because it is a true celebration of the pioneering spirit of South Africa’s entrepreneurs. Candice Paine, Head of Retail at SIM, says “Artlogic’s ability to find unique and exceptional talent, particularly at grass roots level, is a great fit for SIM. Our approach to investing is to identify businesses with masses of potential – be they small or large – and support their growth over the long term. We are truly excited about the prospects within the small business space in our country.”
The 5000 square meter roof-surface at Hyde Park will host the country’s top producers and will feature a seated dining area.
- Friday, 25 November: 13h00 – 22h00
- Saturday, 26 November: 10h00 – 22h00
- Sunday, 27 November: 10h00 – 17h00
Ticket price: R80.00 per person (children under 12 get in for free), tickets available at the door and at Hyde Park Corner a week prior to the event.
Where: Hyde Park Corner rooftop, cnr of Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park
Additional exhibitors confirmed for the event this year include: Tinsel, Bos Ice Tea, Creation Wine, Abby & Ross, Mingo Lamberti, Morogo, and Vanilla Man. For additional information on the FoodWineDesign Fair as well as pre-ticket sales, please visit www.foodwinedesign.co.za or call (011) 482-4459.”
See you there!