I experienced the Good Food & Wine Show for the first time this year, so thought I’d share a taste of what it was like (haha, pun totally intended). It was at first pretty overwhelming – there were so many stalls and so much to see, lots of little demo areas all over with interesting people to watch, as well as the celebrity chef theatres which were at an extra fee. I tried to take lots of pics, but unfortunately they aren’t the best as it was really busy and it’s pretty difficult to get good pics in such a crowd without getting all up in people’s faces. But I think it gives you a good idea of the general vibe…
Peugeot and Meals on Wheels got together to create a life-size Peugeot model car made entirely of freshly baked cake smothered in fondant icing. Slices were sold to the public to raise money and awareness for Meals on Wheels. Pretty cool!
Others that deserve a mention: Wicked Donuts who are relatively new and have some incredible donut flavours, Rose’s Cordials who have a new range of delicious flavours as well, and La Petite France who specialise in handmade cheeses but have really great preserves as well, like Rose Petal Syrup. (all pictured above)
It did strike me that the event didn’t represent the Durban food scene very well at all. We’ve got some great Durban restaurants and artisanal foodies, as well as the more “common” Durban food fare, and I found their absence rather glaring. Would have also loved to have seen a specialty coffee and tea section… maybe an idea for next time.
Overall however it was an enjoyable general experience and there was so much more that isn’t represented in these images (things that didn’t suit my specific taste). Well worth a visit!