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Competition // Taste of Cape Town!

The Mother City’s culinary event of the year, Taste of Cape Town, returns to the beautiful surrounds of Green Point Cricket Club from 19 – 22 April, 2012.

We’re giving away TWO tickets to the event where you can enjoy the best of Cape Town culinary masters and restaurant owners :)

Enter after the jump!

Taste of Cape Town

Riding high from the hugely successful Taste of Cape Town 2011, this amazing food festival promises to be the culinary event of the year. Taste of Cape Town brings together the city’s finest restaurants, award – winning wineries, premium drink brands, niche food exhibitors and fantastic entertainment.

Sample the culinary delights of Cape Town’s top chefs, all in one day! 2012′s event features…

Natasha Wray at 96 Winery Road 
Johann Breedt at the Westin Executive Club Restaurant 
Craig Cormack & Bertus Basson at Sofia’s at Morgenster & Overture Restaurant 
Brad Ball of Bistro Sixteen82 
Rudi Liebenberg of Planet Bar & Restaurant 
Daniel Toledo of Il Leone Mastrantonio 
Sanel Esterhuyse of Savour Restaurant at 15 on Orange Hotel 
Henrico Grobbelaar of Azure Restaurant at the Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa 
Shaun Schoeman of Fyndraai Restaurant 
Scot Kirton of La Colombe 
Tania Kruger of Makaron at Majeka House 
Shyam Longani of TAJ Cape Town 
Malika van Reenen of Signal at Cape Grace 

And the Taste Pop-Up Restaurant features guest chefs including Luke Dale-Roberts of The Pot Luck Club; George Jardine of Jordan Restaurant, and Richard Carstens of Tokara Restaurant

Its going to be the best year yet!

Event runs from (each day offers the same treatment, choose that which best suits you!)

Thur:6.30pm – 10.30pm 
Fri: 6.30pm – 10.30pm 
Sat: 1.00pm – 5.00pm 
and 6.30pm – 10.30pm 
Sun: 12.00pm – 5.00pm 


Two tickets, valid for any day of your choosing, follow these steps to win:

1. One ticket is being given away on Twitter ; Find @NoBucksZA, follow us, find our Taste of Cape Town Competition Tweet and retweet it!

2. One ticket is given to that which convinces us why he/she is the biggest foodie in the hood.

Winners announced on Thursday morning!

Also, if you want to buy some tickets for your friends, make sure you check out Table Magic where for every 3 tickets bought your get one for free! Click here to get there!


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  1. Pick me! I am a 22 year old student currently studying at the SA Chefs academy, and would love to be able to partake in an experience like this. Student budget, however, isn’t so condusive to allowing me to do such things. Please pick me and allow me the chance to get inspired and motivated by some of the top chefs that our amazing country and culinary industry has to offer. Hopefully one day it will be me showcasing a restaurant of my own at one of the future shows

  2. michelle marshall

    If music is the food of love, then the sampling of these delicatessens would be music to my ears!
    Please Sir, may I have some more? With all of the flavours, scents, vibrant colours, my optics and olfactories dare not be bored!
    Sampling delicate patisserie to heart warming spicy snacks! My parotids are for some of that flavour salvation!
    Oh there’s a weepy old willow, he really knows how to cry…that’s how I’ll cry in my pillow should I be unlucky to not win this prize!

  3. Oh Please Please…
    I just adore the whole food & wine scene. My passion is all things culinary! I must probably be the most epicurious person in Cape Town – and certainly one of the brokest! I’ve entered all the comps I could find of tickets but to no avail!!
    Please Please make my week (or rather my month)

  4. Chris Janse van Rensburg

    Ever since I attended my first Wine Show at Sandton Convention, Ive been hooked to these events. Hoping to attend my first Cape Town event, with or without winning, very soon!

  5. OK, im not entering for me (although i would also LOVE to go).. im entering on behalf of a friend. My best friend (whose name is also Romy, by some strange coincidence) is in her second year at Silwood School Of Cookery. During this year they get placed at different restaurants to carry out internship type vibes. For the past 6 weeks she has been working 16 hour shifts everyday except Sunday. She works so hard and I know she would absolutely love to spend her one day off sampling the culinary awesomeness that cape towns best chefs have to offer!

    I would have gotten her a ticket was it not for the sad fact that I’m living on a student budget. IF you decide my reasoning is worthy… I know she will absolutely flip out with excitement. She’s the most passionate little chicky. Your prize would make her smile. very much.

  6. I’m a food and cooking addict.

    I just finished Masterchef Australia Season 2 in 5 weeks. That’s 84 episodes in 35 days.

    Just started season 3.

    Let me rock that shit, yo!

  7. My world revolves around food. I start planning or thinking about my following meals while eating breakfast. I also love trying new foods, and just testing and tasting a variety of flavours and textures.

    I am no chef or food artist, but I would have to say food is a hobby. I have always made sure that whenever I volunteer to do something or get involved in something, I always offer to bring the food or get the catering.

    I actually offer to help some of friends plan their menus for their weddings so that I can go along and help them choose the food! Yes I am big on food.

    Going to Taste would definitely be a Taste Experience to remember and enjoy. And there’s no better place to enjoy this experience than Cape Town! Part of the reason I have moved here ;)

  8. Dear Nobucks

    I absolutely love the Cape Town foodie scene! My favourite thing to do is try out new restaurants and hunt around for great new coffee shops. I believe so much in the talent of all our fantastic chefs and would do anything to see them live and in action. I know there will also be many stall holders selling their unique produce, and would definitely love to support them too. My dreary corporate life is only made better by the magic that is fantastic cooking! :) :)

  9. michelle marshall

    Pleeeeeeeeease make this wena winaaaa! It will be my first culinary event of such epic and wondrous proportions!!! I will even pick up as many tricks of the trade and recreate the delicacies!!!just for you!!!x one meeellllliiiiooooooo0n!!!

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