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OYSTER BOX HOSTS NEXT GOURMET FOOD & WINE DINNER FOR CHARITY

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The OYSTER BOX is well known for its amazing food and its stunning location.Food 4 Thought KZN has decided to hold it’s next fundraising Gourmet Food & Wine Dinner in The Pearl Room at The Oyster Box on Monday 9 September 2013.

What is Food 4 Thought KZN and how does it work?

The founding restaurant members are: Fordoun, Hartford House; Granny Mouse (Midlands); 9th Avenue Bistro; Ciao Bella; Café 1999; Market(Berea); Kung Thai (Durban North) and The Grill Room at The Oyster Box.
Each participating restaurant provides their customers with the opportunity to support the project by adding a 1% charge to the total bill. The charge is added automatically by the restaurant’s POS system after the total and before the tip. The project gives the customer a discrete ‘opt-out’ of paying the 1%.
In addition, staff of the participating restaurants, are encouraged to gain a full understanding about Umthombo, in order to truly appreciate the value of project and the impact it is making on the lives of young people.

AND THIS LEADS ON TO UMTHOMBO ???

Umthombo fuses high-intensity engagement programmes such as surfing, football, art and drama, with psychosocial support, to help children overcome the traumas associated with having lived on the street. It has a centre in Point, Durban called Safespace.
“Umthombo has developed successful strategies around the urban phenomenon of street-children,” says Tom Hewitt MBE, founder of Umthombo. “The proceeds raised from ‘Food 4 Thought’, will enable us to to build on this success and provide hope for more children.

THE EVENT :

The five-course paired menu at R650 per person, including wine, has been exclusively created by The Oyster Box’s Executive Chef, Kevin Joseph. For starters, a Chilled Oyster and Passion Fruit Jelly with Lavender shards of sugar, will be accompanied by a Kleine Zalze Barrel Fermented Chenin Blanc; a delicious second course of Foie Gras Parfait with Basil Gelatin, Quail-scented Jelly and Langoustine Cream, is matched with a Sumaridge Pinot Noir.

Paired with a Rupert and Rothschild Classique, the main course of Loin of Venison, Oxtail and Herb Crust, Candied Beetroot and Cauliflower Puree, is the prelude to the exquisite Croquembouche and Brule Tower, Cognac Ice Cream and Candy Floss dessert. Live music will be provided by talented Durban musician, Wallace Nock.

Food 4 Thought KZN is a community of top restaurants and ‘good food’ lovers. Through the contributions of diners, who have the option to add 1% to their bills when dining in participating restaurants, the work of Umthombo can be carried out. Thanks to the generous contributions of the KZN dining public, without whom the initiative would not exist, Umthombo receives vital and sustainable monthly support towards its work.
To book for the Food & Wine Gourmet Dinner call The Oyster Box on (031 514 5000 or e-mail restaurants@oysterbox.co.za.
For more information about Food 4 Thought KZN and to join the community visit our website on http://www.food4thoughtkzn.co.za.

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5 more sleeps till Taste of Durban 2013

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For all foodies like myself the TASTE OF DURBAN is a major event on our calendars as we so rarely get these events.

So like a kid before Christmas I am counting down how many sleeps till Saturday.For a social media junkie like me this event is great as I get to met a number of the brands and bloggers I tweet to on a regular basis.

If you havent booked your tickets or heard about this Foodie heaven read on for more ……

The Pick n Pay Taste of Durban in association with ORBIT sugar free chewing gum proudly bring you Taste of DURBAN 2013 from FRIDAY the 26th to 28 JULY 2013 at Suncoast Casino.Here CHEFS from the TOP 9 RESTAURANTS in Durban will create their signature dishes and a special starter sized menu for the festive…
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The EATERIES INCLUDE

CAFE 1999, HAVANA GRILL, HARTFORD HOUSE,BAR-BA-COA,FREEDOM CAFE, LITTLE HAVANA, BUTCHER BOYS, ELEMENTS CAFE AND AMARAVATHI PALKI.

TOD 2013 brings a host of other ‘must-do’ experiences.
These include:

– The Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chef’s Theatre – top local chefs will showcase their culinary skills in fun and informative cooking demonstrations, culinary challenges and entertaining Q & A sessions.
– The Pick n Pay Wine and Canapé Experience – an interactive area where guests can learn to create simple, stylish canapés and how to pair each of them with a range of wines to complement and balance the flavours.
* LINDT Studio – Switzerland’s finest chocolate house will have their Master Chocolatiers on hand creating delicious LINDOR truffles and fresh pralines.
* Simply Asia and Singha Beer Experience – A unique Thai dining experience with food prepared by authentic Thai chefs from the Land of Smiles.

* Asara Bistro Box – Asara will release some of their Vineyard Collection and speciality range wines in Durban, which will be paired with a selection of gourmet burgers and chocolates.
*The Consol Mixology Theatre – an interactive studio where visitors learn how to master the art of stunning seasonal cocktails.
*Castle Milk Stout Experience – SA’s premium stout makes its first appearance at this year’s Taste of Durban.
*Sevruga Sushi & Sparkling Lounge – Sevruga at Gateway, will be offering various sushi and wine pairings for visitors to enjoy.

There is defo something for everyones palate and now I hope you realise why this bunny is so super excited !

TASTE OF DURBAN 2013 – FAST FACTS
What, Where, When, How…

Festival times:
– Friday 26 July: 18h30 – 22h30
– Saturday 27 July: 13h00 – 17h00; 18h30- 22h30
– Sunday 28 July: 12h00 – 17h00

Tickets:
Tickets are limited and booking is recommended – for further information and bookings visit ITickets on http://www.itickets.co.za or Pick n Pay tickets on http://www.pnptickets.co.za
– Standard tickets cost R80 (includes entry & a tasting glass)
– Premium Tickets cost R180 (includes entry, R100 worth of Festival Crowns and a tasting glass)

Taste of Durban Festival Crowns
Crowns are the Festivals’ official “currency”, which can be purchased at the festival from the Taste Bank or Crown Sellers walking around the festival grounds. Visitors use these Crowns to purchase sample dishes.

Taste of Durban 2012

Taste of Durban 2012

Taste of Durban Experience graces Durban again

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Last year Taste of Durban finally graced our sunny shores. For a foodie like me this was such an awesome event been able to indulge in some amazing signature dishes produced by some of Durban’s finest eateries.

I had researched and followed carefully on Twitter all the information on this event. So on getting there that beautiful Saturday morning this foodie was ready to have her tastebuds tantilized. The currency of the day was Crowns which one was able to purchase during the day and was used to buy tasty morsels of yumminess from some amazing eateries.The main sponsors of this culinary event are Pick nPay and Orbit Gum.

My ultimate love of the day was the PicknPay wine and canape experience. Here one had to book a session as the spaces for each where limited. Once inside you were supplied with all the tools of the trade and ingredients and taught to make the most divine canapes and pair with yum wines.

I tried out, bought some fab culinary treats.From sweet, savoury, spices, cocktails all where available here.

Some of the highlights included :

* Pick n Pay Chefs Theatre with live demonstrations

* Wine and Canape Experience

* food and drinks from KZN top organic producers

So this year I am really looking forward to Taste of Durban 2013.If you havent been please allow your tastebuds to be treated to some amazing goodies. Tickets are already on sale.

Details

WHEN 26-27 JULY 2013

WHERE SUNCOAST CASINO

For more information check out

http://tasteofdurban.co.za

Follow these Twitter accounts :

@TasteofDurban
@PicknPay
@OrbitGumSA

See you guys there 🙂

Bon Appetite
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Me looking ll cheffie

Me looking ll cheffie