[EVENT]: Rediscover Indigenous Mzansi Ingredients

Harvesting Heritage, SocioTech, Nederburg Wines and the South African Chefs Association have teamed up in support of a self-sustaining, community-based programme in Limpopo to grow, distribute, and cook with sometimes forgotten indigenous ingredients.

A People, Planet, Plate initiative, it aims to revive traditional tastes and cuisines and create a market for them within the hospitality trade and for home consumption. To this end, the collaboration is inviting chefs to recreate and re-interpret classic recipes to expand South Africa’s already flourishing New African Cuisine. Chefs keen to take up the challenge to produce a winning dish from these ingredients will feature in a Harvesting Heritage Culinary Competition on 27 May in Pretoria.

In addition to a judging panel of accredited chefs deciding, diners will vote with their palates. The dish to attract the most favour will earn the chef first prize, while a people’s choice chef will also be revealed. Just 240 tickets for the food (and glass of wine) will be available, at a cost of R895 a head.

Indigenous food and wine pairing sessions, presented by sommelier Moses Magwaza, two-time winner of the coveted Eat Out Wine Service Award, will be offered at 12:00, 13:15 and 14:15, at a cost of R250 per person.

Alongside the competition, local, non-competing chefs will be preparing dishes with the same traditional ingredients at the same venue. They will be served market-style, at food stalls for other members of the public to try at no additional cost. A bar will be serving up wine and other drinks, including non-alcoholic alternatives.

Date:                           Saturday, 27 May 2023

Time:                          11:00 until 17:00

Venue:                        Brooklyn Bridge, 570 Fehrsen St, Brooklyn, Pretoria

Booking link:             https://qkt.io/A7dhaV


Follow @orgellaent on social media for more updates

Press release & images: Supplied

Please follow and like us:

Add a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *