Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Activities,Cape Town | on: August 29, 2011

A firm Cape Town favourite, The Rand Merchant Bank WineX Cape Town is renowned as the largest and most important premium consumer wine exhibition in the Western Cape. WineX returns to the CTICC on 8 & 9 September 2011.

Thousands will be flocking to WineX Cape Town this September where the country’s finest wine producers and the city’s wine enthusiasts are given the opportunity to engage with each other and taste some of South Africa’s best wines.

There is a vast array of wine to suit every palate with more than 1500 wines on show from the 250 Cape producers who exhibit at WineX. Attendees can expect to meet local and international winemakers, taste their current releases and learn about the latest trends in winemaking, glassware, coolers and wine racks.

For those too busy to make it to the wine farms, WineX visitors can also stock up on exhibitor wines at competitive prices via the exhibitions’ SHOP@SHOW facility. The facility provides wine enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy their favourite WineX tasting experiences at home by making almost all of the offerings at WineX immediately available to collectors and consumers at lower prices.

RMB WineX Cape Town will take place between 5pm and 9pm on 8 and 9 September 2011 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre and is considered by many to be premier event on South Africa’s national wine calendar.

Early bird tickets booked by Sunday 4 September are R100 per person, after which tickets will be R120 for the Thursday night R140 for Friday night. Tickets are available at the door. The ticket price includes a tasting glass and unlimited tastings, and can be booked through Computicket.

The Taj Cape Town provides luxury accommodation in the Cape Town city centre and is in close proximity to the Cape Town International Convention Centre and many other Cape Town attractions.

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Posted by: Taj Cape Town | Posted in Cape Town,Events | on: August 25, 2011

The first Toffie Food Festival and Conference takes place at the Cape Town City Hall from Saturday 3 until Sunday 4 September and is considered by festival organizer, Peet Pienaar, to be more of a food salon than a food show, focusing on learning and forging food-based friendships and relationships as much as it does on food.

Produced by the same trend-making team behind the Toffie Pop Culture festival, guests can expect the two-day, dawn-to-dusk festival to be a cutting edge weekend of meals, tastings, workshops and food exhibitions.

The Toffie Food Festival is said to provide attendees a weekend to experience the quirkier, off-the-beaten-track side of food as well as create an intimate setting to experience meals, talks and tastes from some of today’s most exciting culinary experts. Visitors to the festival can enjoy s five meals and a variety of tastings, as well as access to an exhibition dedicated to spices from around the world, a cookbook and food shop, food stalls and artistic food installations.

Tickets are available through and there are only a limited number of tickets available. The exclusive festival is considered to be for serious foodies only and at R1500 a ticket, one can expect a small but focussed festival with the most creative food personalities to be found.  Among them, Julie Powell, the world’s most famous food blogger on whose life the movie ‘Julie and Julia’ was based.

There is also an authentic Argentine lunch braai between  13:00 – 16:00 on the last day of the festival (4 September) which is open to the public for R150 a ticket.

The Taj Cape Town provides luxury accommodation in the Cape Town city bowl and is home to the Bombay Brasserie where one can enjoy an authentic Indian culinary experience.




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