Cape Town - Artisanal chocolatiers from all over South Africa, and many with international chocolate influences, showcase their handiwork at the 2nd Winelands Chocolate Festival. Blaauwklippen Wine Estate will host a jaw-dropping selection of sweet treats in the seven interleading rooms of the main house, the picturesque courtyard leading off the tasting room, the restaurant and the stately Manor House.
Chocoholics don't want to miss this chocolate celebration.
When: 20 - 21 August 2016
Where: Blaauwklippen Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
Cost: Tickets rnge from R60 to R120 and can be purchased via Webtickets
What you can expect:
A whole lot of Chocolate: Taste and purchase chocolates and confectionery from over 40 leading artisanal chocolatiers, patisseries and confectioners.
Chocolate Demos and Tutored Tastings in the Manor House: Demos by South Africa’s top chocolate professional. Tutored tastings of Tea (and chocolate) Mingwei Tsai, an MCC Master Class, and award-winning brandies paired with premier chocolates – in the Manor House.
Morning/Afternoon Chocolate Tea with Lindt: Experience extraordinary chocolate creations made by the amazing Lindt chef, Dimo Simatos and his team.
Children’s Play Area: There will be 3 jumping castles (for different ages), an obstacle course and more – including a seating area for moms and dads nearby.
Sugar Craft Creativity: Stylish competition cakes from South Africa’s chocolate/sugar craft industry. Judging is scheduled for 11:00 on Saturday.
Fashion Show: Two daily shows showing occasion and evening wear from Stephan Olivier’s Stephano Collection, accessorised with jewellery (and chocolate) by local designers, Zuyda van Dyk and Jacomien Labuscgane.
Food and wine: Celebrate winter with a glass of bubbles or fine local wine. Fill those hungry tummies with an impressive variety of delicious gourmet foods. Freshly-brewed coffees, hot chocolate, beer, quality MCCs and the very best chocolate that this country has to offer.
Victorian Kitchen: Step back in time and see how the Victorians prepared their chocolate many years ago with the secret recipe from Dr Hans Sloane who later sold his special recipe to the Cadbury brothers.
Live music: From 13:00 – 17:00 on Saturday and 13:00 – 16:00 on Sunday.
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