Food lovers are in for a treat with the return of Taste of Cape Town in April, this year at the Jan van Riebeeck sports field.

The festival has again rounded up some of the cityâ??s most talented chefs who will personally prepare and serve sample sizes of their signature dishes.

Taste Festivals are an international concept celebrating the best in food and drink a city has to offer. Taste of London was launched by Brand Events in the summer of 2004 and has become the premier restaurant event in the UK and Ireland, with festivals in London, Birmingham, Bath, Dublin and Edinburgh. Taste festivals internationally have been created in such a way that they reflect the spirit and culture of the host city and have been described as â??The Chelsea Flower Show of Foodâ?.

Cape Town’s top chefs at Taste

Get to see Cape Townâ??s top chefs showcased and in action on stage, featuring demos, culinary challenges, entertaining tutorials and enlightening Q & A sessions at The Pick n Pay Fresh Living Chefâ??s Theatre; Experience the best of beer at The â??Beer Academyâ? and â??Beer Experienceâ? which will feature hourly Beer Master classes with food pairing by an internationally renowned brew master; and sample a selection of wines from over 80 of South Africaâ??s leading wine estates at the Checkers Wine Route Taste Experience.

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Find out why Justine Drake, Taste Festival Director, calls Taste of Cape Town, â??The cityâ??s sexiest food festival!â?

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Participating restaurants:

• Aubergine
• Bouillabaise
• Crèpe Suzette
• Catharinaâ??s at The Steenberg
• Five Flies restaurant & bar
• Il Leone Mastrantonio
• Jardine
• La Colombe
• Le Quartier Francais at the Vineyard
• Bread & Wine at the Vineyard
• Nova
• Overture
• Reubens
• Societi Bistro
• TheShowRoom Cafe
• Terroir
• Wakame
• Wang Thai  

Times:
• Thurs 2nd April 2009: 18h30 – 22h30
• Fri 3rd April 2009: 13h00 – 17h00; 18h30 – 22h30
• Sat 4th April 2009: 13h00 – 17h00; 18h30 – 22h30
• Sun 5th April 2009: 12h00 – 17h00

Tickets:
There are a limited number of tickets available and bookings are advised. Book through Computicket on 083 915 8000 or www.computicket.com. Entrance is free for children under 12.
• R80 Standard â?? Entrance only, includes a welcome drink
• R170 Premium â?? Including R100 worth of Taste of Cape Town CROWNS

Taste of Cape Town CROWNS â?? How they work:
CROWNS, the festival currency, can be bought along with festival tickets beforehand or on the day. Guests can use them to pay for sample dishes from restaurants or drinks from exhibitors and bars. Each Taste of Cape Town CROWN is worth R5 and prices range from 4 to 8 CROWNS per dish. Change is offered in CROWNS only.

Visit www.tasteofcapetown.com for more information.