Okay so here it is, I was lucky enough to be invited to the pre Good Food and Wine Show dinner on Thursday night. This is the ultimate for me, amazing food at a gorgeous Durban venue, all the foodies, fans and famous under one roof. I teased with pictures on instagram and twitter, so here is the whole shabang.
Set at Elangeni Maharani pool decks Ocean Breeze, with food to cater to every whim and fancy. The idea is to take the Celebrity chef recipes and have the Elangeni Maharani kitchen recreate the dishes for us to gorge on. Megan and I had a game plan, start at the beginning, try it all, work your way to the epic dessert corner.
Some of my favourite dishes from the night were Siba’s salmon roll salad, Sanjeev Kapoor’s spinach, mushroom, lentil and cashew nut curry with Kholambi baat which is a kind of coconut rice.
I’m not even going to say much at this point because, dessert…
And Mauro iced our cupcakes. I got to chat to him a little and he mentioned that he was really a bit worried about coming to SA. He thought he was coming to the wild or bush, in reality he says it’s been better here than most of Italy. He was amazed at how beautiful Durban is and says him and his wife will be holidaying here soon.
We did loads of smizing and posing while trying to pretend like we aren’t two seconds away from going full fan girl on Hayden Quinn
It was a spectacular night and honestly just fuelled my fire for the weekend ahead of #GFWS2014 bliss. I can’t get enough! I visited the show today and there’s tons to see and experience plus so many new local food finds.
Are you heading to the show this weekend? Tweet your pics and experiences with the hashtag #GFWS2014.