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
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