What Is It?

The internationally acclaimed DinnerTimeStories is hitting Joburg by storm as they take you on a food journey that follows the trail of traveler Marco Polo.

This is an experience that you don't want to miss. Driven by innovation and enticing all of your senses, DinnerTimeStories will blow your mind.

Please note: Special dietary requirements will be accommodated. Meals are Halaal and Kosher friendly.

When Is It?

Friday, 06 September 2019 - Thursday, 31 October 2019  (Times depend on preference).

Where Is It?

Faircity Quatermain Hotel, 60 West Road South, Morningside, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R975 - R1450 per person, get your ticket here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, click here.

We don't know if its just us, but we just love food. Just the idea of indulging in something scrumptious and moreish makes our mouths water. So we figured we'd explore and check out these amazing chefs to inspire you, and potentially get you whisking up a storm in the kitchen.

Why You Need To Follow Thy Food Connoisseur? 

Chefs/food blogs have become not only influential, but the people to follow when you want to create something inspired by a professional for your next dinner, date or just a simple spoil.

Apart from the obvious, following the best food blogs can be great for all the explorers out there, to inspire you to try out something new and experiment.

Now, let's check out these awesome chefs.

Food Blog

Nthabiseng 'Nti' Ramaboa

Nthabiseng, better known as Chef Nti. She is a lady with a knack for fashion and undoubtedly shows off her love for both fashion and food on her Instagram.

Having started out in fashion, her love for food stole her heart and encouraged her to pursue this lovely career path. She has graced us with this beautiful talent and inspired us to really look at food from a different perspective.

Food Blog

Bertus Basson

This gentleman's love for food has truly captured the eyes of Mzansi at large, being a deep food philosophy jock - Bertus Basson has mastered the art of South African cuisine.

If you do not know this gentleman, we are pretty sure that you are familiar with Overture. This restaurant made the Diners Club World's Best 50 Restaurants, so you can only imagine how this contributed to South Africa being in the eye's of the world with regards to the food industry.

He's definitely someone to keep an eye on.

Food Blog

Zola Nene

Zola Nene, we're sure that you recognise her on shows such as Espresso. Zola has really created a rep for herself, and we are not surprised why she is a such a hit in the food industry.

Zola has not only inspired many to get creative in the kitchen, but took it upon herself to write amazing books so that the world can keep her amazing tasties and nibbles in their homes. With her studies in Food Media, it is no surprise that she has managed to keep a good balance with being a celebrity chef.

Food Blog

Siba Mtongana

This food enthusiast has become one of the country's most beloved celebrity chefs in the country, having graced our screens on her show - Siba's Table.

Siba has managed to share her tasty creative ideas with us on screen, as well as on her social media pages, enticing us visually into a drool and in comfort.

Speaking of which, winter is approaching, maybe checkout restaurants with fireplaces.

What Is It?

The Chef’s Table kicks off in 2018 with what is believed to be a very popular pairing. As Chef’s Table pairs up with Babylonstoren’s wine. Babylonstoren being known for quite a decent following in Jozi. Chef Jonathan Duiker has a great menu in mind for the evening. The menu will include 5 courses and the wines with each course. You do not want to miss it!

When Is It?

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 at 18:30 – 22:30

Where Is It?

Cafe Del Sol South Africa, Olivedale, Randburg, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

The cost of this dinner is R950-00 per person, contact [email protected] for booking

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page and please direct all queries to Inge at [email protected].

The Dunkeld West Shopping Centre is a very unassuming centre, so you’ll be excused for not knowing that one of Joburg's finest restaurants, one that made it onto the World’s 50 Best Restaurants on Diner's Club's regional list, is secreted behind by the parking lot. Now, please don’t let that turn you off – by no means will you be plonked at a table with views of cars trying to get into parking bays.

At the helm is one of SA’s best chefs, Marthinus Ferreira. You might recognise him as one of the original judges on Ultimate Braai Master, a cooking reality show with fellow chefs and co-judges Justin Bonello and Bertus Basson.

Marthinus’s love of food is evident in his menu, described as 'experimental cuisine' with interesting twists on familiar dishes. The menu is updated regularly, showcasing seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce that's sourced locally.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZB2nZ3jbMf/?taken-by=dw_eleven13

Now be warned, this is not the type of place you go for a one-dish dinner. Nope. This is a languid, multi-course affair, complete with impeccable wine and a cognac to finish it off (if that’s your thing). And for the plant lovers out there, DW Eleven-13 also offers a four-course vegetarian menu.

When we were there, standout dishes included the seared salmon raita with curry espuma, apricot gel, apple, crispy salmon skin, tuile de pain (translated verbatim: tile bread) and salmon roe; and the smoked potato dumplings with fondue sauce, braised cabbage, raisin gel, walnuts, celery-roasted quail, poached quail egg, mushroom purée and sherry velouté (white sauce). If you’re a venison fan, and it's still on the menu when you go there, try the dukkah-spiced impala with pear atchar, parsnip purée, charred leeks and cinnamon jus.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZqhB4Mjlp-/?taken-by=dw_eleven13

For dessert, we could choose between apple crumble with caramelised apples, spiced crumble, green apple sorbet, custard sphere and candied pistachio; the hay ice cream with beer caramel, pear purée, phyllo shard, bee pollen and hay ash; the sweet potato cake served with maple ice cream, sweet potato mousse, orange gel, caramelised walnuts and spiced brandy syrup or the 24-month-aged Van Gaalen Gouda with pralines, hazelnuts, espresso custard and pickled onions.

You’re guaranteed outstanding food and service, so save DW Eleven-13 for a special occasion when you can relish the evening and linger.

 

The Dunkeld West Shopping Centre is a very unassuming centre, so you’ll be excused for not knowing that one of Joburg's finest restaurants, one that made it onto the World’s 50 Best Restaurants on Diner's Club's regional list, is secreted behind by the parking lot. Now, please don’t let that turn you off – by no means will you be plonked at a table with views of cars trying to get into parking bays.

At the helm is one of SA’s best chefs, Marthinus Ferreira. You might recognise him as one of the original judges on Ultimate Braai Master, a cooking reality show with fellow chefs and co-judges Justin Bonello and Bertus Basson.

Marthinus’s love of food is evident in his menu, described as 'experimental cuisine' with interesting twists on familiar dishes. The menu is updated regularly, showcasing seasonal ingredients and sustainable produce that's sourced locally.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZB2nZ3jbMf/?taken-by=dw_eleven13

Now be warned, this is not the type of place you go for a one-dish dinner. Nope. This is a languid, multi-course affair, complete with impeccable wine and a cognac to finish it off (if that’s your thing). And for the plant lovers out there, DW Eleven-13 also offers a four-course vegetarian menu.

When we were there, standout dishes included the seared salmon raita with curry espuma, apricot gel, apple, crispy salmon skin, tuile de pain (translated verbatim: tile bread) and salmon roe; and the smoked potato dumplings with fondue sauce, braised cabbage, raisin gel, walnuts, celery-roasted quail, poached quail egg, mushroom purée and sherry velouté (white sauce). If you’re a venison fan, and it's still on the menu when you go there, try the dukkah-spiced impala with pear atchar, parsnip purée, charred leeks and cinnamon jus.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BZqhB4Mjlp-/?taken-by=dw_eleven13

For dessert, we could choose between apple crumble with caramelised apples, spiced crumble, green apple sorbet, custard sphere and candied pistachio; the hay ice cream with beer caramel, pear purée, phyllo shard, bee pollen and hay ash; the sweet potato cake served with maple ice cream, sweet potato mousse, orange gel, caramelised walnuts and spiced brandy syrup or the 24-month-aged Van Gaalen Gouda with pralines, hazelnuts, espresso custard and pickled onions.

You’re guaranteed outstanding food and service, so save DW Eleven-13 for a special occasion when you can relish the evening and linger.

Little Cooks Club

Do you want to start teaching your children the basics of cooking, but you're not sure where to start, or you simply don't have the time for all the prep work? Little Cooks Club is a great place for you to start. Introduce kids between the ages of two and 15 years to the principles of cooking and nutrition, while having fun creating delicious meals, without the worry about cleaning up the mess afterward. Sounds like a dream, doesn't it?

Find more information here

Olive Branch Cooking

Olive Branch Cooking School is great for moms and tots looking to bond in a fun, tasty and healthy way. For children between four and 10 years old, you'll make for creative treats and enjoy an introduction to cooking basics. For kids 11 to 16 and students en-route to university, Olive Branch ups the knowledge on cooking basics and cooking good food on a low budget. Any student looking to study away from home will appreciate the skills on learning how to cook on a low budget, without the luxuries of mom's kitchen.

Find more information here.

JHB Culinary & Pastry School

If you're looking to delegate the cooking duties sooner rather than later, but still want to enjoy great food, then you might want to enroll your child into JHB Culinary & Pastry School's JHB Junior Chef's Academy. Taking in children between the ages of nine and 15 years old, your child will be taught the basics in health and safety, pastas and sauces, basic knife skills, stir-fry, panna cotta and many other delicious dishes that might leave you craving for more.

Find more information here.

Tots n Pots

Tots n Pots offers kiddies' cooking workshops, where they teach the little ones a variety of skills, introduce fun and creative recipes each week and give interesting facts about food and useful tips for moms, dads and grannies to take home. These workshops are a great way to teach the children kitchen skills, all the while creating memorable moments and without having to deal with the mess. Tots n Pots also provides a great platform for moms to meet and socialise with other moms.

Find more information here.

Wooden Spoon Kitchen

Have your kids ever made you a Mother's Day or Father's Day breakfast that looked a lot like diabetes on a plate with a side of a heart attack? Any parent would probably fake-eat the food so they wouldn't break their little one's heart. However, you can have your next breakfast, or any other meal, cooked by your kid sorted by taking them to Wooden Spoon Kitchen. Teaching the little ones what real ingredients are and sharing in the love for food is something they have a passion for.

Find more information here.

Oh Crumbs

As Dr Seuss's Cat In The Hat would ask, "Do you love making cupcakes, but hate all the hard cupcake work? I know I do! Well, forget everything you know about making cupcakes and say hello to the amazing Oh Crumbs!" Oh Crumbs is a super-duper mobile baking and art classes service. They travel to different schools and offer a weekly school class at the cost of the parent. School classes are charged per term and consist of 10 lessons. The children will have five baking classes and five craft classes within the term. They also offer private classes/parties and holiday camps. Sound like just the thing you've been looking for? Then make your inquiry today!

Find more information here.

Know of other awesome kids' cooking classes in Joburg not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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