DStv Delicious Festival

English celebrity chef Rachel Khoo will be cooking up a storm alongside local favourites Jenny Morris and Siba Mtongana at the DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival, which is set to sizzle at Emmarentia Dam on 31 May 2014.

A smorgasbord of gourmet delights – including cooking demonstrations, pop-up restaurants and an artisan food market – awaits Joburg residents at this family-friendly outdoor lifestyle event, presented in association with Castle Milk Stout, Nedbank, Whirlpool, Mitsubishi Motors and Kaya FM.

For the first time, the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival plays proud host to the MasterChef South Africa Kitchen, in association with Woolworths. This will form the perfect appetiser to the third season of this popular reality cooking series, to be broadcast on M-Net later in the year.

The 100 seater pop up restaurant will be headed up by chef Benny Masekwameng and a number of our favourite past contestants including Kamini Pather. The menu will comprise a number of our favourite dishes from past series and a three course meal will cost R550 per person.

Leading British music acts the Brand New Heavies, Soul II Soul and Incognito are also on the menu at this daylong feast of food and music, aimed at those with a sense of adventure and a passion for the tastier side of life.

Explains Colleen Goodman, Head of Retention Marketing for DStv: “We understand that on some days you may feel like something rustic, fresh and simple and on others crave a cheeseburger and fries followed by a scoop of indulgent ice-cream.

“The festival will provide gourmet food shopping as well as Michelin dining, staying true to DStv’s promise of giving you so much more than you expect.”

In addition, Food Network will be present with cooking demonstrations from local foodie favourites and TV presenters Jenny Morris and Siba Mtongana in ‘Food Network Cooks Delicious’.

Come through for the chance to sample some of the dishes from Siba’s Table and Jenny Morris Cooks the Riviera, and also rub shoulders with TV personality Denvor Phokaners as he hosts a cook-off competition. Inspired by Chopped and judged by Jenny and Siba, subscribers can enter online to win a place in the mystery basket cook off.

The associate festival partner, Castle Milk Stout, will be creating rich moments to be savoured, offering festival-goers the opportunity to be hosted by the renowned Vicky Crease (Vicky Crease catering & events) who will guide them through a four-course beer and food pairing experience.

In keeping with the family theme, there will be a Boomerang-themed play area for the kids, plus live shows throughout the day.

Gates open at 11am. General admission for the DStv Delicious Festival is R450, Delicious Lounge pass tickets: R850 – Includes Tented lounge, viewing deck of main stage, private cash bar, golden circle entrance, secure parking and VIP bathrooms.

DStv Delicious Luxury Lounge hospitality packages are available at R2900 each. R100 for under-12s; free entrance for children under three. Visit www.computicket.com or phone 0861 915 8000 to book.

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