Good food and wine, the only thing missing is shopping and you’d have a complete list of my favourite things in the world. Nothing beats an amazing culinary experience, a feast for all your senses and the Good Food and Wine Show promises to be just that. This year will be my first time attending and I figured, why not take some of my Johannesburg readers with?
This year’s headline chef will be none other than trailblazing British chef Marco Pierre White,who has been dubbed the world’s first celebrity chef and was awarded three Michelin stars. At the age of 33, he was the youngest chef to ever receive this honour and the first British chef to do so. He featured as a star judge and guest on MasterChef Australia where he was called ‘the godfather of modern cooking’.White has also trained famous chefs like Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett. After retiring from the kitchen in 1999, Marco became a restaurateur and has published several books, including the best-selling cookbook/autobiography White Heat.
Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is South Africa’s first Michelin star chef and owner of JAN Restaurant in Nice on the French Riviera. Also a gifted photographer, food stylist, writer, entrepreneur and businessman, Van der Westhuizen’s humble Middelburg origins set the foundation for his Boereseun and French twist cooking style on Boerekos.
All visitors to this year’s show will get a chance to watch White and Van der Westhuizen in action daily, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre. In addition, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chefs’ Table: smaller, more intimate ticketed events where people will have the chance to meet the chefs, taste their food and sample some of South Africa’s top wines.
South African foodies will have the chance to interact with the line-up of exciting food personalities, including headline chef, restaurateur and foodie Joao Da Fonseca, popularly known as J’Something, who will share his secret recipes by preparing a tasty feast for the shows. As an added bonus, J’Something will take to the stage to perform his music as this multi-talented personality is also the leading man of popular band Mi Casa.
Over 60 000 visitors attended the three Good Food and Wine Shows in 2016, and this year’s footfall is expected to increase with chefs like White and Van der Westhuizen on the bill of fare and a wide selection of vendors and interactive installations showcasing food and fare from around the globe. The floor will be divided into nine specific exhibition areas for attendees to explore: Market, Street Food, Gourmet, Baking, Kids, Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Beer and Alcohol.
Tickets are available from www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za and Ticketpro (JHB only) and prices starts from R160 per adult,R110 for senior citizens and students and children under 12 enter for free with R60 for ages 13-18.
10h00-21h00 Friday 28 July and Saturday 29 July
10h00-18h00 Sunday 30 July
How to win:
I’ve partnered with Good Food and Wine Show to give x4 double tickets to you, as my readers to join us on any day of your choosing (tickets are valid for one day only).
- Like my page here, comment or tag who you’ll take with and share the post with #GFWS2017 #MissPretorius
- Like Good Food & Wine SA here
- Follow me here
- Follow Good Food & Wine SA here
- Retweets and likes are optional but do use #GFWS2017 and #MissPretorius
- Follow my page @miss_pretorius_
- Follow @goodfoodsa
- Repost, likes and comments are optional but do use #GFWS2017 and #MissPretorius when you do to make tracking easier.
Complete any 5 of these steps and you’ll be entered. If you don’t have these platforms, let me know and we can work something out. Tickets are sponsored by Good Food & Wine SA and winners will be announced Monday 24 July 2017 at 16h00. Preferably readers from Johannesburg as transport and accommodation are NOT included but if you’ll be in the area at that time, feel free to enter. Decisions are final and tickets can’t be exchanged for cash. 4 Winners will be selected and each will receive 2 tickets to take a friend,partner or family member with.
Thank you xoxo