Yesterday I had a fantastic afternoon judging the Noordhoek Farm Village Potjie competition along with Bern Le Roux (owner of Cafe Roux and fellow food blogger), and Mark Sampson (comedian and general nice guy).
It was the perfect event to celebrate Heritage Day otherwise known as Braai Day, where 7 independent teams took on the 3 Noordhoek Farm Village restaurants.
The competition was stiff with a diverse array of potjies in the running. There was everything from chicken, mussels, springbok, lamb, goat and beef to mopani worms. It wasn’t easy picking out the winner. All the teams went to so much effort to create exciting and original dishes.
Gin & tonics were offered and some ‘schmoozing’ of the judges, but there can only be one winner. We eventually settled on the goat potjie from The Toad, based on the uniqueness of the main ingredient and delicious flavour.