The second annual Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National will be dishing out a number of enticing business incentives for traders in the meat industry as the second instalment arrives at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. “Fire & Feast provides those in the meat trade with a dedicated platform for networking with others in the industry, all in one convenient space,” explained Sandra Jardim, General Manager: The Fire & Feast Meat Festival. “We will be hosting only the best the industry has to offer throughout the exhibition and have included a very specific trade element to further support the industry.” All members of the meat trade can pre-register online at www.fireandfeast.co.za to receive complimentary trade access to the show. They are encouraged to attend the exclusive trade morning on Friday, 8 June from 10am to 12pm where members can benefit from a dedicated networking opportunity, suited to expanding business connections and building a database of suppliers. This exclusive trade access is available to all hospitality buyers, restaurateurs, chefs, retail buyers, abattoirs, farmers, equipment manufacturers, butchers, meat wholesalers and any other meat-associated industries. Following an address on the show’s many aspects, there will be a light breakfast available and traders are afforded a unique preview of this all-meaty exhibition. Fire & Feast Meat Festival also welcomes the 2017 SA’s National Butchers Winning Team, supported by Crown National. Butchers are given an opportunity to chat to the six-man team who recently represented the country at the World Butchers’ Challenge. They can also take this opportunity to register for the exclusive 2019 National Butchers’ Challenge, presented by Crown National. Some of the organisations traders can engage with at the Fire & Feast Festival include Crown National, the South African Chefs Association (SACA), the SA Pork Producers’ Association (SAPPO), Lamb . . .
The country’s leading meat experts are ready to be grilled for information at this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National. This proudly meaty gathering, taking place at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June, gives visitors a platform to engage with the best in the meat industry on the ideal cuts, meat benefits and best places to source quality beef, pork, lamb and chicken. “Meat is such an inherent part of the South African culture and we want to use this festival to celebrate all aspects of meat while offering advice on how to improve every meal associated with meat,” said Sandra Jardim, General Manager: The Fire & Feast Meat Festival. “Visitors will get the chance to interact directly with industry experts while watching live demonstrations that will give some inspired meat prepping and cooking ideas.” Dedicated meat theatres Succulent tips on everything pork, chicken, lamb and beef can be discovered in the four dedicated meat theatres, all of which feature sponsored products from Chad-O-Chef and @home’s Breville, Robert Welch, Baccarat and Smeg cookware. Seasoned chefs and lambassadors from Lamb and Mutton South Africa, including The Bearded Chef and charming trio of chefs - Naledi, Thutu and Tshepang - will turn up the heat in the Lamb & Mutton SA Theatre. Visitors can expect demonstrations on new ways to cook with lamb and, to really whet the appetite. The organisation, which is responsible for consumer awareness on South African lamb and mutton, takes its role seriously and translates scientific research into consumer-friendly messages. This includes highlighting the numerous health benefits of South African lamb and mutton. “Recent South African scientific studies have confirmed that the fat content of South African lamb is significantly lower than those of other countries,” explained Marina Bester of Lamb and Mutton South Africa. “Lamb is a good source of bioavailable, high-quality protein, iron and . . .
When winter rolls in, there can be few better places for a wholesome and heart-warming culinary experience than where true country hospitality begins. The restaurant at WAVERLEY HILLS, celebrates the return of cosiness this winter with a new, fired-up menu and a dedicated, five-course food and wine pairing menu, to tantalise your taste buds. Just 90 minutes from Cape Town in the Witzenberg Valley, Waverley Hills is renowned for producing premium organic wines and farming sustainability with innovative practices. Its restaurant follows suit, being a top local favourite thanks to its chic, country style and views over vineyards, orchards and farmlands. The venue's twin fireplaces and deep leather couches makes it especially popular as a winter meal-stop for families out to see the snow on surrounding peaks. Matching this landscape spectacular, chef Francois du Toit has set his own inspiration aflame in the kitchen and produced an enticing food and wine pairing menu that'll have you linger even longer this winter. Guests may expect see dishes such as wild mushrooms served with parmesan custard cream and a whisper of truffle paired with the Waverley Hills Chardonnay and Prawns fried with spiced paprika, garlic and parsley served with fresh ciabatta and paired with the Waverley Hill Cabernet Sauvignon – No Added Sulphites on the food and wine pairing menu. No winter menu is complete without pork belly and Chef Francois has prepared his with twice-cooked; pork neck, honeycomb, a bacon jus and lemon pickled apple - all served on a bed of pearl couscous and paired with the Waverley Hills Grenache Noir. The beef offering is available as steak served with marrow-mushroom ketchup, roast truffle-flavoured baby onions and potato cream paired with the Waverley Hills Shiraz Mourvedre Viognier. Dessert will be the special of the day and paired accordingly. This five-course food and wine pairing menu is available until the end of Spring 2019 and is priced at . . .
Following 17 years of providing the greater Joburg jazz-loving community with stellar monthly performances, the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre will celebrate its 17th anniversary this month by welcoming renowned Afro Jazz musician, Oliver Mtukudzi, to the lead the line-up at the Birchwood Comes Alive Jazz Evening, in association with the City of Ekurhuleni, on Friday 8 June. Known as the “grandmaster of traditional Zimbabwean Pop” and having just released his 67th album, Oliver Mtukudzi, will be headline the evening with his deep voice and lyrical masterpieces that reflect everyday struggles. “Every month, we are faced with the challenge of selecting our line-up from an ocean of African talent. It is so wonderful to see how the local music scene is rapidly growing, forming new genres and sounds that are both familiar and modern. We want to keep showcasing local storytellers and talent that inspires our nation to pursue their dreams and conquer any challenge,” says Jazzman Mahlakgane, Director of The Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre. Supporting Mtukudzi are The Afro Tenors, offering a fusion of African tradition and European Opera. Representing South Africa at various international events, the three tenors Agos Moahi, Given Mabena and Lucky Sibandan have shared the stage with a variety of local and international headliners. Passionate about showcasing diversity, the group merges their love of Opera with sounds reminiscent of local culture. Upcoming Afro Pop songstress, Naledi Brown, will open the evening, just after releasing her debut album, Buyel’ekhaya. Having started her career as a backing vocalist, she has come a long way in releasing her solo album fifteen years later. Spicing up the evening with some humour are comedians Elton Mduduzi and Simphiwe Shembe, who will be joining resident MC Hector Motivator on the Birchwood Hotel stage. “We welcome Gauteng’s Jazz-fans to join us in celebrating local talent, meeting . . .
Using various video's as well as diagrams this masterclass will help singers, musicians, choir masters and really anybody fascinated with singing to better understand their voice as well as understand everybody else's. How vocal sound is created (Footage will be used to assist in the explanation of this) How breathing affects sound creation (Several breathing exercises will be used and a few volunteers will be required to show examples) Why our voices are unique Vocal range and registers (This is particularly important in teaching singers to know and understand their vocal range and how singing outside of this can cause serious damage and be detrimental to a singing career, Footage will be used to assist in the explanation of this) Warm up sequence (the attendees will do a standard warmup sequence) Explanation of Vocal Pedagogy (methodology) and which ones to avoid. Vocal health (this will include advice on how to keep your vocal chords as healthy as possible as well as some footage showing vocal damage particularly in the form of nodules) Q & A Date: Saturday, 2 June 2018 Venue: Paul Bothner Music Claremont Time: 10:30am to 12:30am Cost: R50.00 for tickets purchased online or R70.00 at the door Enquiries: 021 674 4030 - Paul Bothner Music Claremont CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Mykonos Casino, together with Club Mykonos supported this brilliant event and entered two teams for this year’s race. The teams for Mykonos were all dressed as Sailors, with the logo GO GREEK! In total 5 teams entered this special Raft Race. The annual event is also a fund-raising initiative in aid of NSRI (National Sea Rescue Institute). Enthusiastic local rafters braved the cold water in support of this initiative and Mykonos Casino won the award for the best team spirit and the team of Club Mykonos received the fourth place in this amazing raft race. Mykonos provided branded gifts towards this event and also sponsored R10 000 for the NSRI. “These amazing, selfless and brave people who give up parts of their lives to save the lives of others” says general managers of Mykonos Casino and Club Mykonos (Clive van Groeningen and Jon Kilroe Smith). We want to thank them for their commitment and dedication. Mykonos would also like to thank the management team of the Yacht Club for a well organised event. The Raft Race promotes a fun family-oriented event for the whole family and we are looking forward to the Raft Race of 2019 and encourage all local business to support the race next year! CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Don’t let the winter blues get you down! The41 on Camps Bay is offering Jazz on the Bay once a month through winter, giving guest reason to celebrate in style whilst sipping on the finest wines, enjoying a beachfront cuisine second to none. Master cuisine extraordinaire, Chef Aristotle, and International hospitality tycoon, Gilles Blanc, together present a winter set menu of five delectable courses, paired perfectly with the yields of Cape Town’s finest grape cultivars. Live Jazz performances by local jazz artists will set the evening’s ambience. The first of this series of Jazzy dining gathering kicks off on Thursday, 12 June with a live performance by Dan Shout. Guests will enjoy a glass of Da Lucca Prosecco upon arrival. Guests will then be served Tuna Tartare, Lavash Bread with Herb Aioli paired with a glass of Free Run Sauvignon Blanc to welcome the palate, followed by the Butternut, Coriander and Coconut Soup started paired with the Two Roads Chardonnay followed by the Calamari, Pesto and Potato nest paired smashingly with the Treaty Tree Sauvignon Blanc & Semillon blend and the Ostrich Ragou Thai Curry Cause served with Beetroot Chips accompanied by the Mud House Pinot Noir. Finally wrapping up the evening with a decadent indulgence of Aphrodisiac Crème Brulee served with the new Bees Knees Sauvignon Blanc. A fruitful amass of flavour celebrations for the discerning diner, this jazzy event on the Bay offers locals a reason to dress up and get out the house. Bookings in advance essential via http://qkt.io/jazzonthebay to reserve your space. Only the set menu will be available on Jazz on the Bay monthly event evenings. For more information go to the event Facebook page. CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
A formidable quintet comprising of some of Cape Town;’s finest young musicians, Featuring Clement Benny on drums, Nicholas Williams on bass, Reza Khota on guitar, Mandla Mlangeni on trumpet and Mark Fransman on saxophone. "Led by trumpeter Mandla Mlangeni, this alliance of young South African musicians delves into the country’s syncretic cultural heritage- then ventures beyond. You hear Balkan for, American funk, West African high life, South African jazz. Most of all you hear bristling improvisers dancing together, modelling a kind of thoughtful communion “ New York Times” The NY Times also says : “This unit has performed the 18th annual Cape Town Jazz Festival and avoids the most common pitfalls in South African jazz; Its not beholden to sunny Cape Town traditionalism and it doesn’t emulate any specific form of American Jazz” CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
As winter approaches in the Cape of Good Hope, Franschhoek’s La Petite Ferme is warming up to a grand season of gastronomic celebrations. Winemaker Wikus Pretorius, together with La Petite Ferme’s brigade of enthusiastic chefs have this year masterminded a collaborative “Chefs and the Vine” series from May through to August. ON 28 JUNE, IT’S THE TURN OF BARREL FERMENTED CHARDONNAY - a bold grape that continues to surprise and delight in all its different guises. Each soirée is presented by Wikus and includes a tutored pre-dinner tasting of handcrafted wines from La Petite Ferme’s cellar and compared with others from nearby terroirs as well as from afar, making for fascinating discourse. All the wines on each evening will be the same cultivar, providing a rare opportunity to compare different expressions and the effect of terroirs and winemaking techniques. The La Petite Ferme Chefs and the Vine evenings including a four-course deluxe menu are each priced at R750 per person, commencing with canapés and Méthode Cap Classique wines from 18h30. Upcoming La Petite Ferme Chefs and the Vine series dates: 26 July (Cabernet Sauvignon) and 23 August (Red blends) Reservations have been limited to ensure an intimate, personal and premium experience. Bookings are essential and early reservations recommended. To reserve your table for the “La Petite Ferme Chefs and the Vine” series, email email@example.com or contact Marinda Armstrong at (27) (21) 876 3016. Why not stay the night and ensconce yourself deeper into Franschhoek? For accommodation enquiries, go online via www.lapetiteferme.co.za For up to date news from La Petite Ferme follow the team via Facebook: La-Petite-Ferme-Franschhoek, Twitter: @la_petiteferme and Instagram: @la_petiteferme. #LoveLaPetite Please click on this link for access to the full press release and a selection of images: https://bit.ly/2pfzyWP CLICK HERE to submit your press release to MyPR.co.za. . . .
Replace timeouts and tears with the Glitter Time Out Bottle (or use it as a meditation bottle). Its ingenious - instead of sitting and fuming in timeout, your little one is mesmerised by the glitter and has a healthy way to soothe themselves and work through their emotions. Photo: Pinterest If you’re a parent or teacher, you may be able to relate to some of these: Timeout and tears usually go hand-in-hand Your child has toys they never play with, but doesn’t want to let go of Moms and daughters need things that match West Pack Lifestyle, a national chain of retail stores across South Africa, came up with creative ways to address these common pain points for parents. The aim is to re-use (and revamp) old favourites, while enjoying interactive play time with the kids. If you don’t find these items around the house, West Pack stores have craft supplies, toys, frames and bottles to create these ideas. Time Out Bottle Replace timeouts and tears with the Glitter Time Out Bottle (or use it as a meditation bottle). Its ingenious - instead of sitting and fuming in timeout, your little one is mesmerised by the glitter and has a healthy way to soothe themselves and work through their emotions. Fill a plastic bottle or glass jar with ¾ hot water (the hot water helps the glitter glue to mix). Add glitter glue and glitter (the more glue used, the longer the glitter will stay suspended). The glue should settle in about 5 minutes (standard timeout time). Super glue the cap closed so your little one can’t open it again. DIY Picture Frames Re-use your child’s favourite toys to create this memorable photo frame. We used Dala craft paint to repaint the old frame and classic soldier figurines, and stuck down the toy pieces with Amos craft glue. Matching Glitter-Glam Shoes Glitter shoes are so easy and inexpensive to make at home. If it’s your first time, start with a plain pair of pumps or heels (without laces). The . . .