SA cuisine and wine will shine
From boere cuisine to traditional African dishes, this year's Food Wine Design Fair will provide a deliciously South African culinary experience.
The event, which will take place at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg from tomorrow until Sunday, will celebrate a cuisine that has roots in many cultures.
A South African meal can have Western influences and Eastern inspiration.
The event will host more than 25 stalls, with a couple of them exhibiting Dutch delights and traditional dishes made from home-grown produce.
One of the popular exhibitors is Bar Bar Black Sheep restaurant, which is renowned for infusing classic, traditional boere dishes with modern and innovative flavours.
Owner Mynhardt Joubert says the restaurant serves "food with a South African Swartland influence. Boere cooking is simple. A huge characteristic of it is that we don't discard anything. We think of ways to use all of our produce and meat".
The menu consists of dishes such as lamb hearts, traditional fish cakes made of snoek, hake in Black Label beer batter, pork knuckles and lamb burgers.
But the menu is constantly evolving because the restaurant serves only produce that is in season and available from gardens and farmers in the area.
"Our biggest challenge is availability because we have to create meals based on what we have. But it also pushes creativity and innovation," says Joubert.