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Food, fun, family – GFWS2017 [Photo Diary + YouTube Video]

Just over a week ago we attended the Good Food & Wine Show at the Ticketpro Dome. It was our first time at the show, and it was mostly due to Zee’s enthusiasm to attend – she’s been on my case about GFWS2017 ever since seeing the first ad on tv earlier this year. We love good food, and we love watching shows like My Kitchen Rules and Masterchef together as a family, so the little person figured it was a given that we’d attend the foodie event of the year. 😊

We went on Saturday, 29 July (it ran from Friday morning to Sunday evening), and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We ate ALL the food; tasted and bought the most amazing fudge, chocolate, and piri-piri sauces; watched brilliant chefs in action, and took selfies with some of them too (because if you don’t selfie, were you even there? 😂). Oh, and there was some pretty good music too.

They cook, and they sing 😊@davidhiggschef @jsomethingmusic #MKRSA #GFWS2017 @goodfoodsa @mnettv

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I thought a photo diary post would be best to remember our lovely day at the show, and to remind us why we definitely need to attend again next year.

Welcome to The Good Food & Wine Show

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Open Chefs Theatre with Marco Pierre White, hosted by Chef Nti

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Zapper

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The Filthy Moustache

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Cannoli

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Delagoa Bay

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Afrikoa Chocolate

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MNet stand – My Kitchen Rules, with J’Something and David Higgs

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SMACK! Republic

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Sushi Boat

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Gourmet Fudge

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Ginifer

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Nestle Aero & KitKat

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Book signing/Meet & Greet (and a very blurry pic) – Marco Pierre White

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Zee wanted to tell you guys all about GFWS2017 too, so here’s our latest video, especially for you. I hope you love it as much as I do. 🙂

Review | Zapper at GFWS2017

The Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg came to an end last night. This was the first year we attended, and now that we have, we definitely won't miss any again. The show is incredible – SO much good food, wine, and fun! There's loads to share, and that's all coming up in my next post. Today though I want to tell you about an app which made eating (which we did A LOT of) and buying stuff at GFWS2017 so much easier, an app which Shawn has declared his new favourite. 🙂
 

Zapper provides a simple and satisfying user experience that is convenient and valuable.

When you find a Zapper QR Code on your bill, scan it with Zapper and confirm the amount to be paid. Whether you're paying for a meal in a restaurant, a bill at home, or shopping online, the experience is the same. Quick. Simple. Secure.

 

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I'd recently downloaded the Zapper app on my phone. I'd used it once, and while impressed by the convenience, stopping by their stand at GFWS2017 on Saturday definitely helped us understand how it works better. We chatted to the very friendly Ana, Sasha, and Robyn. The ladies explained the features of the app, and showed me on my smartphone how I could search for vouchers that nearby restaurants have on offer. Robyn also quickly sent me a list via WhatsApp of all vendors making use of Zapper at the show.
 

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After the serious stuff, we got to play the dice game. Zee volunteered to roll the dice for us (she looked the proper Zapper brand ambassador too in her blue cap 😊). Then we scanned the QR code on which it landed to see if we'd won. Shawn and I won a R20 voucher each. Zee saved the best roll for my cousin, who was pretty chuffed with his R40 voucher win. Of course I let him know that I was very jealous.
 
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We were ravenous by then, so The Filthy Moustache was the first place we decided to use Zapper that day. I mean, I can't even imagine anywhere else being our first food stop. We'd tried their food earlier this year, and we were hooked immediately. Also, ever since I told Shawn they were going to be at the show, he could hardly wait!
 
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We didn't even have to look at the menu, we were like, "Manometer and plain gourmet dog please!" My cousin and his wife went for the Manometer as well, after hearing us speak lovingly and longingly about the glorious, messy food we were about to eat.
 
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I think that The Filthy Moustache is incapable of disappointing – the food was just as delicious as we remembered! And just as messy – if you're doing it right, you really do get quite filthy digging in to those burgers and hot dogs. Sorry, GOURMET burgers and hot dogs.
 
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Next we headed to a stand close by for cannoli. Only when I transferred the pics to the laptop did I realize we didn't get the stand name. Seems even the camera could only focus on all the yummy pastries. The outside is crispy, and the filling was sweetened ricotta cheese with chocolate chips or fruit. I hadn't tried the tube-shaped Italian pastry before, and I thought they were really yum. Sweetened ricotta – oh my! My cousin and his wife say these weren't quite as good as the cannoli they'd eaten at a little Italian place elsewhere in Joburg. Guess they'll have to take us next time we see them, and I'll give you a better-informed verdict then.
 
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We also discovered what may be the best piri-piri (/peri-peri) sauce ever! Delagoa Bay's traditional piri-piri and their piri butter melt are just out of this world. One taste, and Shawn was more than happy to get out his phone and scan that QR code for a bottle of each. He was as impressed with how quick and simple Zapper made paying for things at the show, as he was with the spicy goodness we'd just tasted.
 
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Shawn used the app again at the Smack! Republic stand, where he quenched his thirst with a Rooibos and honey draught beer. I don't know much about beer, but judging by the only pic we have of the cup, it must've been really good. 😋

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We finally used our vouchers toward the end of the day. Mine went on food (the most delicious sushi from Sushi Boat, obvs), and Shawn used his when he bought me Marco Pierre White's book, White Heat 25. ❤️
 
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We had an awesome day at the Good Food & Wine Show, and we cannot wait for the next one! And it was great making payments quickly and securely with the Zapper app. It's definitely one everyone needs to have on their phones.

 

**WIN** tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show (Johannesburg) #GFWS2017

The world’s first celebrity chef Marco Pierre White, and South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen will be turning up the heat as the international headliners at this year’s 2017 Good Food & Wine Show. South Africa’s largest culinary event first opened in Cape Town on Friday 2 June until Sunday 4 June at the CTICC, and is now making its way to Johannesburg at the Ticketpro Dome from Friday 28 July until Sunday 30 July, wrapping up at the Durban Exhibition Centre from Friday 27 until Sunday 29 October.
 
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The latest foodie trends will be dished up and South African foodies will have the chance to interact with the line-up of exciting food personalities, including headline chef, restaurateur and foodie Joao Da Fonseca, popularly known as J’Something, who will share his secret recipes by preparing a tasty feast for the shows. As an added bonus, J’Something will take to the stage to perform his music as this multi-talented personality is also the leading man of popular band Mi Casa.
 
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Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony and Sherwyn Weaich are also on this year’s Good Food & Wine menu, in addition to headline sommeliers Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) – who will all share some of their fine wine knowledge with show attendees.
 
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Over 60 000 visitors attended the three Good Food & Wine Shows in 2016, and this year’s footfall is expected to increase with chefs like White and Van der Westhuizen on the bill of fare, a huge T Rex dinosaur cake and a wide selection of vendors and interactive installations showcasing food and fare from around the globe. The floor will be divided into nine specific exhibition areas for attendees to explore: Market, Street Food, Gourmet, Baking, Kids, Wellness, Lifestyle, Wine, Beer and Alcohol.
 
North meets South

Trailblazing British chef Marco Pierre White has been dubbed the world’s first celebrity chef. White was 33 when he was awarded three Michelin stars, and still holds the title as the first British chef and the youngest chef ever to earn this honour. He featured as a star judge and guest on MasterChef Australia where he was called ‘the godfather of modern cooking’.

White has also trained famous chefs like Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett. After retiring from the kitchen in 1999 Marco became a restaurateur and has published several books, including the best-selling cookbook/autobiography White Heat.

“I was last in South Africa in 2014 so I am excited to be returning in 2017 to headline the Good Food & Wine Show for the first time,” says White. “As much as I will be sharing my culinary journey with the visitors attending the shows, I am also looking forward to transferring knowledge and experience to some of the top local talent in South Africa and partaking in the diverse food culture this beautiful country has to offer.”
 
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Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is South Africa’s first Michelin star chef, and owner of JAN Restaurant in Nice on the French Riviera. Also a gifted photographer, food stylist, writer, entrepreneur and businessman, Van der Westhuizen’s humble Middelburg origins set the foundation for his Boereseun and French twist cooking style on Boerekos.

All visitors to this year’s show will get a chance to watch White and Van der Westhuizen in action daily, free of charge, at the Chefs’ Open Theatre. In addition, the two chefs will be cooking up a storm at the Chefs’ Table: smaller, more intimate ticketed events where people will have the chance to meet the chefs, taste their food and sample some of South Africa’s top wines. 

“We want to engage with visitors and involve every one of their senses,” says Maria Chieppa, Managing Director of Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa. “We have used taste, touch, smell, sight and sound to tell a 360° story about food and wine. It’s a great occasion for food lovers, families and professionals to enjoy food and wine at all levels.”
 
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This year, the show hosts nine theatres, of which seven are free of extra charge for entry, serving up even more value for those attending. The Good Food & Wine Show theatres include: Eat Well/Live Well, Wine Theatre, Baking Theatre, Cake Deco Lab, Chefs’ Table, Chefs’ Open Theatre, Cooking with Chefs, the Kids Deco Lab and the SCASA Barista Championships – a new partnership with the Speciality Coffee Association of Southern Africa (SCASA) partnership and the show to host the 2017 Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal Regional Barista Championships.
 
Children under 12 attend free, and Fridays are free for pensioners. Tickets are available online at www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za and Ticketpro for Johannesburg.
 
WIN!!! 😀

I’m giving away two sets of double tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show in Johannesburg. Here’s how you can be one of the two winners:

~ Like High Heels And Fairy Tales on Facebook

~ Share the post (its pinned to the top of my Facebook page), and tag two or more friends

~ Like GFWS on Facebook

 
And for extra entries:

~ Comment on this blog post

~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Twitter

~ RT the tweet (pinned to the top of my profile)

~ Follow GFWS on Twitter
 
~ Follow High Heels And Fairy Tales on Instagram
 
~ Follow GFWS on Instagram
 
All the best! 🙂