I was lucky enough to attend the Johannesburg DSTV Delicious International Food & Music Festival at Emmarentia dam last year and l rocked my socks off listening to some amazing bands while sipping wonderful drinks. It was so successful, they brought it to Cape Town two weeks ago, smack in the middle of holiday season when everyone was in the mood to party.
A big party it most certainly was with an amazing line up of artists including Freshly Ground, The Brand New Heavies and Soul II Soul. The food was also very impressive with an array street food chefs and producers selling their delicious products.
They also put on a The Delicious Restaurant, hosted by Garth Stroebel, and offered a three-course tasting menu.
I love taking pics of people too, so here are a few of mine from the day. There were just so many beautiful peole I had difficulty in narrowing it down. What a fun day it was.
DStv Delicious’s gourmet street-food market vendors and pop up kitchens included:
Food booths/Mobile kitchens
- Argies – Traditional Argentinian food including Pamplona, chicken breast rolled with ham, mozzarella, asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, olives, garlic and parsley wrapped with bacon on the outside and grilled on the braai. argies.co.za
- Boer-e-licious – The name says it all and the place where a traditional South African favourite meets gourmet cooking. You can’t miss their gourmet wors rolls!
- Coconuts for Africa – Fresh coconuts and coconut milk.
- Cupcake Richard Cake Shop – Delectable guilt-free cakes and cupcakes. cupcakerichard.com
- Frères Bistro – Chef Jason Whitehead’s Frères Bistro brings Paris to the Mother City. This home-grown bistro prides itself on serving fresh produce straight from the organic garden to the plate. On the menu are pulled rabbit on sour dough with Dijon crème fraiche, pickled cucumber and almond butter as well as Croque Monsieur with herbed aioli. This is Frères first pop up. freres.co.za
- Italian Salumi & Panini –Traditional Italian salsiccia and salami made with 80 percent organic pork. Authentic recipe with no gluten, wheat and MSG.
- Kitchen Cowboys with Pete Goffe Wood – The Cowboys will be braaing up a storm with their legendary steak and BBQ, pork belly sandwiches and lamb ribs.
- Moro Gelato – Gelato is made the same way it is in Italy, with fresh milk and cream, and sorbets from seasonal fruit. morogelato.co.za
- Piroschka’s Flammkuchen – The famous Flammkuchen, or “Flaming Cake”, is one of France and Germany’s favourite foods when having a glass of wine and champagne. It is served meal-sized and on a wooden board. piroschka.co.za
- Simply Italian – Chef Lauden Kirk and his team are famous for their crisp thin hand rolled focaccia which is topped with sun ripened tomato pomodoro, thinly sliced Parma ham, Sicilian capers and artichokes and dressed with wild rocket and Parmigiano-Reggiano. facebook.com/simplyitalianthincrisp
- Sweet Dreams: The Fudge Makers – The fudge is not the traditional sugar based fudge but made with a chocolate base giving it a soft creamy texture. Flavours include Amarula, Bar One, blueberry, cookies ‘n’ cream, double choc, honey and roasted almonds, lemon meringue, liquorice, pistachio, Swedish gingerbread, Turkish delight and white chocolate. facebook.com/fudgemakers
- The Blackanese – Owner Vusi Kunene will be coming down to Cape Town from Johannesburg’s Maboneng Precinct to present his African Asian experience. There’s sushi and other dishes fusing African flavour with Japanese cuisine. theblackanese.co.za
- The Lamb Man – A plethora of lamb dishes including shanks, racks, burgers and salads.
- El Gringo – The authentic Mexican food comes from recipes that have been passed down for generations. The menu includes beer braised pork/chicken/beef in soft shell tacos; beer braised pork or chicken wraps with chipotle salsa; all day bacon and egg roll with chipotle mayo dressing and churros (Mexican donuts) with chocolate dipping sauce.
- Fetty’s Street Food – Fetty’s serves up traditional and fusion street food from around the world. Owner Fet has travelled extensively learning the culinary secrets of each country he’s been to. facebook.com/fettysstreetfood
- Meisies Kitchen – This award-winning food truck will be serving Portuguese Prego’s served with rocket, caramelised onions and a garlic/chilli-based Prego sauce as well as free range Cajun chicken burgers with fresh tomato, rocket and a lime garlic mayo and Camembert, streaky BBQ bacon, avocado, rocket and sweet chilli sauce on a lightly toasted panini. facebook.com/meisieskitchen/timeline
- Nob – No Ordinary Burger – “One of the best burgers in Cape Town,” the NOB Café in Woodstock is where the NOB burger was first created. These world-class, super-sized burgers are a gastronomic delight!
- Pizza Piaggio – Handmade and authentic Neapolitan pizza baked in a wood-fired oven from the back of a three-wheeled Piaggio tuk-tuk.