Kby hosts food fest

2016-03-16 06:00
THUSI Mashodi and Gomolemo Motlhwai of Boitsanape Holdings.  Photo: Supplied

THUSI Mashodi and Gomolemo Motlhwai of Boitsanape Holdings. Photo: Supplied

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FOR the first time in the history of Kimberley, the city will host a food and wine tasting festival at the Flamingo Casino later this month.

The wholly black owned Kimberley based company Boitsanape Holdings is the brain power behind the concept and according to organisers, wine and food lovers can look forward to an epic day.

The event, which starts at midday, will see people spoiled for choice, with African, Afrikaans and halaal cuisine, as well as cheese and wine on offer.

“This will be the first food and wine tasting festival in the city. The main aim of the event is to promote chefs, caterers and cooks by participating in this event that is scheduled to take place on 19 March,” said organiser Gomolemo Motlhwai.

“On the day, revellers will be entertained by music from our company’s artists, Ntswaki Dimpane and Ruddy, who is still a full time member of the male band SMS, who at the moment is pursuing a musical solo career under the Boitsanape Holdings brand,” she said.

Motlhwai said they are planning on positioning the event as one of South Africa’s major annual events, such as the Franschhoek and Soweto food festivals.

“These are the most established brands in the annual wine festival calendar of events. If they can do it so successfully for the past years . . . nothing can stop us from following suit,” she said.

“The company is planning on having a build-up festival preparing for the bigger annual event later this year. We are planning on putting Kimberley on the map with this upcoming event.”

She said it is a project which has taken months to fine tune and put in place.

“We’re thrilled to finally make this event happen to food and wine lovers wanting to experience all that we have to offer.

“We’re proud to be involved in this initiative and are positive that it will grow from strength to strength,” said Motlhwai.

Motlhwai assures revellers that the event will be “the place to be”.

The entrance fee is R100.

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