Foodie News Friday

As usual, our little city doesn’t disappoint for foodie events this weekend and the next. First-off, if you want to find out what markets are happening this weekend, and the rest of the month, grab your free handy guide here:


Aside from that, there’s a fun monthly event happening called The Harvest. It kicks off tomorrow, Saturday the 16th of August, at the Factory Café:

cover photoIt  will have a variety of food vendors, from the decadent to the exotic and tipple will be on offer, including bubbly, beers, ciders and jam jar cocktails such as the infamous Tipo Tinto R&Rs. Live music will be the backing soundtrack to this lovely little event. Tickets are R40 at the door, the festivities will start at 12. Come hungry and thirsty!

10448531_1443321585952904_5669929466414369977_oThere’s an exciting once-off pop-up dinner happening. Chef Clive Aaron will be hosting a 4-course meal accompanied by paired Avondale wines at a secret Glenwood venue that will be revealed closer to the time. It is an Indian-themed evening and diners are encouraged to immerse themselves in the spirit of the event and dress up if they wish. Further details are as follows:

rainbow invite.jpgAnd to quench the thirst of fermented grape aficionados around the East Coast, unlimited wine tastings will be happening at the annual Mercury Wine Week at Suncoast from the 27th to the 29th of August. Tickets are R100 each and available at Computicket. You can get a two night pass for R160, and wine clubs and groups over 10 are eligible for a 20% discount when block booking. There’s a fun new feature called the the Grindrod Bank Wine Theatre. This theatre will host three dedicated tastings each night, hosted by individual wine estates. Visitors are invited to pause for 20 minutes to learn about the estate and tantalise their taste buds with their unique aromas and flavours. Finger foods and cheeses by Fairview and Checkers provide the perfect nibbles to accompany the fine wine. Proceeds from this event will go to the Mercury’s Hibberdene Children’s Home. For more info, go to



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