Real Food is at the heart of the Week of Taste, inspired by the French concept La Semaine du Goût initiated almost 20 years ago.
For 13 days, 5 top French chefs will work with top South African chefs on gastronomic experiences in 8 cities in South Africa and Lesotho. The idea is to discover new food and taste experiences in collaboration with French and local chefs.
The Week of Taste is about the sharing of food, knowledge and experiences with surprises including competitions, tips and personal recipes from top South African and French chefs.
The programme is varied and offers worthwhile experiences for foodies and people of all ages, with “Taste lessons” organised in schools and universities, “Taste workshops” for self-learners, four-handed gastronomic dinners, tours of city markets, as well as a culinary photo competition on social media.
For those who like to get creative and get their hands dirty in the kitchen, the Taste Workshops will be organised with chefs, in the Alliances Françaises participating or in partnering cooking schools. The workshops will be followed by a cocktail and meal.
All foodies are invited to discovery or rediscover local produce that have somehow been forgotten or those ingredients that are not often used in the kitchen. Thematic visits of large or small markets will be organised in the cities participating and will focus on various aspects for example, on the making of certain dishes, spices, etc.
Culinary Photo Contest
Grab your phone or your camera: it is your chance to win prizes related to The Week of Taste! The most liked and shared photo will be awarded tickets to attend a four-handed gastronomic dinner, a cooking class, or a trip to Reunion Island!
To find out more about what’s happening in your city, information about the chefs and how to book, visit www.weekoftaste.co.za