Regional ‘foodie’ winners for coastal provinces are selected

2018-09-13 06:00
PHOTO: suppliedBP Express Waterloo was the On-the-go category winner last year, with Michael Tsholo, Natalian Pillay and Laraine Singh, Teddy Singh, Marise Kyd and Chef Rudolph.

PHOTO: suppliedBP Express Waterloo was the On-the-go category winner last year, with Michael Tsholo, Natalian Pillay and Laraine Singh, Teddy Singh, Marise Kyd and Chef Rudolph.

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COCA-COLA South Africa has again invited South Africans to join it on a gastronomic tour of South Africa at the 2018 Coca-Cola Food Fest.

The event is aimed at showcasing the country’s favourite eateries, from high-end restaurants to shisanyamas, cafes and more.

In its second year, the Coke Food Fest will showcase the country’s off-the-beaten-track food gems in three categories: speciality and fine dining in the “Gourmet” section, take-away in the “On-the-Go” section and “Traditional” eateries that represent favourite local flavours.

A total of 1274 eateries registered to take part, with every province being represented this year.

With the public vote now closed, the five regional events are in the process of being held this month to select one restaurant from each category to represent each region in the finals after culinary chefs covertly visited outlets throughout the month of August.

At the first regional event held in Durban this week to select the regional finalists from the contesting restaurants in the coastal provinces, all three winners hailed from Durban.

The Govender family took the prize in the Traditional category, followed by The Curry O’s in the Gourmet category.

The popular BP Express Waterloo, which was the overall winner in the 2017 Coke Food Fest contest, was again selected as a regional finalist in the On-the-Go category.

The Free State event was held in Bloemfontein on September 4 and the Gauteng event was held in Johannesburg yesterday. The North West, Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces will all be judged in Pretoria today.

The category winners from each region will progress to the finals, where the winners will get an opportunity to showcase their dishes at the national DStv Delicious International Food and Music Festival on September 22 and 23.

This year, public participation exceeded last year’s, with over 62 000 consumer votes registered.

For the full list of participating eateries, visit the website

— Supplied.

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