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Taste Your Way Across South Africa At This Free One-Off Event

By Jessica Ellis
25th Jul 2022

Foodies, pay close attention. We’re about to dish on a delicious new event you need to add to the tasting calendar. 

Going down at The Argyle on Saturday, July 30, this one-off foodie festival is set to take you on a journey through South Africa’s most mouth-watering bites. 

The afternoon is all about celebrating the drop of Channel 10’s new series, Food Trail: South Africa. ​​At the show’s helm is South African-born chef Warren Mendes—a man who knows a thing or two about good grub. 

Mendes has a CV worth shouting about. He trained internationally at Le Cordon Bleu and exercised his writing chops as a long-term delicious contributor. With a particular passion for sharing the food from his homeland, he’s no stranger to dishing the details on flavour-packed Bobotie or silky smooth milk tart. 

Considering the food creds behind the show and event, you won’t want to miss this one. 

Kicking off at noon, you’re invited to sample the best of the country (no plane ticket needed). Expect a line-up of favourites like Durban’s Bunny Chow; a spicy chicken curry served in a hollowed-out bread loaf. Or, you might like to dig into a bowl of Cape Town’s Bobotie. Often described as a ‘South African mince pie’, this spiced ground beef dish is topped with a savoury egg custard and packed with surprises like sultanas and slivered almonds. Trust us, the combo works. 

Of course, it wouldn’t be a South African event if there wasn’t a Braai on offer. The team here will be searing up a load of Boerewors the right way, served on sliders. The traditional Aussie BBQ won’t quite hit the same after this. 

While the food is the star of the show, there are also plenty of performers to set the atmosphere. South African-born performer Barry Conrad will set the scene with traditional dancers, drummers, songs and much more. 

If you can’t make it to the event be sure to get your fix by tuning in to Food Trail: South Africa on Channel 10 at 4.30pm on Saturday, August 6. 

The Details 

What: Food Trail: South Africa Launch Event
Where: The Argyle, 18 Argyle Street, NSW
When: 12pm – 3pm on Saturday, July 30 

Editor’s note: This article is sponsored by South African Tourism and proudly endorsed by The Urban List. To find out more about who we work with and why read our editorial policy here.

Image credit: Warren Mendes via Instagram

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