If you’re hungry to explore Durban’s favourite flavours, then make sure you get down to this year’s East Coast Radio House & Garden Show, 28 June – 7 July, to get a taste of what Durban’s top foodie talent will be cooking up in the Discover Durban Cuisine Kitchen, proudly brought to you by Durban Tourism, supported by Spekko Rice.
Expect a mouth-watering line-up of events and experiences that will tickle your taste-buds and celebrate the eclectic mix of authentic flavours that Durban has to offer.
Go on a gourmet journey
This year chefs of the highest calibre from around KZN will teach you tips and tricks during a series of live, interactive cooking and tasting demonstrations. Look out for Eat Out Magazine’s Rising Star of the Year 2017, Kayla-Ann Osborn, the executive chef at one of Durban’s most sophisticated eateries, The Chef’s Table; as well as Chefs Minnie and Tee and Pashi and Kim of My Kitchen Rules’ fame. Popular sister duo, Chilli Chocolate Chefs and Chef Johannes Richter from the Living Room restaurant at Summerhill Estate are also featured on the high-profile line-up, along with Chef Gordon Manuel from Endless Horizons Boutique Hotel.
Also showcasing their culinary skills in the demo kitchen are up-and-coming chefs sponsored by Durban Tourism, including Thobela Buthelezi, known as Chef Hats’ and Food by Chef Nonny. There’s also the culinary delights of Chef Zanele van Zyl and Chef Deena Naidoo, supported by Spekko Rice, to look forward to.
Pop in to our Pop-up
New this year is the Pop-up Kitchen; an edible experience where a different chef will be serving up a delicious dinner every evening over both weekends of the show. Expect to dine on five-star food prepared by Chef Deena Naidoo, supported by Spekko Rice, Chefs Pashi and Kim, Minnie and Tee as well as Chef Sherwyn Weaich. Seating for these exclusive pop-ups is limited and on a first-come-first-served basis.
It’s time for tea
Try something completely new with twins Lebo and Tebo Ndala of house-hold Durban brand, Laager Rooibos tea. Together with Master Tea Taster, Jonathan Kelsey, who’s tastebuds are insured for R5 million, there’ll be a wide selection of unique new flavours, inspired by rooibos tea, to taste.
It’s a family cook-off
As one of the East Coast Radio House & Garden Show’s longest running partners, the Hirsch family will spice up the demo kitchen with a bit of fun as they go head-to-head in a family cook-off to celebrate 40 years as the leaders in home technology and appliances. Expect a light-hearted, family-style approach to cooking with a dash of competitive spirit and a generous spoonful of humour thrown into the mix!
Home cooking vibes
Bigger and better than before, the Home Grown Design and Food Fair will offer hungry mouths a festival of food in a more relaxed and informal setting but with food that is equally delicious. Here you’ll find some of Durban’s most popular street food vendors, food trucks, artisanal products and local delicacies as well as decadent desserts, throughout the duration of the show.
Quench your thirst
It’s not all just about the food! Take a break from the cooking and tasting and quench your thirst with new and unusual bubbly creations concocted by the Wooden Peach, a mobile drinks cart stationed at the Home Grown Design and Food Fair for the week, or sip on a fabulous gin-tail in the Garden Gin Bar, enjoy a local brew at one of the craft beer bars, savour a glass of wine or enjoy a cup of perfectly brewed coffee to give you that second wind!
This is your chance to experience a different side to Durban and feast on authentic flavours brought to you by top local chefs, restaurants, and foodies, all under one roof. Discover Durban Cuisine is a celebration of Durban’s cultural mix; where traditional and contemporary flavours meet, taking visitors on a journey of culinary delight. This year, ‘Make Yourself at Home’, relax and feel as if you are enjoying a delicious meal in the comfort of their own home but prepared by one of KZN’s top cooking talents.
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