Hyde Park Corner, 12-14 October 2018

Posts by Mia

One more week

We cannot believe there’s only a week left until the Fair, but what we can shout out is that we’re UBER excited! We have an amazing line up of over 100 exhibitors waiting to present their amazing products to you. The Department of Industry has come on board and are bringing 20 artisans from around…

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Italian hats

This year Artlogic is bringing some of Italy’s best hats to the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair. Our director, Ross Douglas, travelled to Italy earlier this year, and visited the factories of iconic hat brands, Inverni and Borsalino. Inverni is a family-owned business that has been crafting headwear since 1892, while Borsalino has been a symbol…

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The Ultimate Beef Challenge

Beef lovers are in for a treat at this year’s Fair. On Sunday 10 November, the Cookout will fall away to make space for the challenge to find South Africa’s Ultimate Beef Champion of 2013. This unmissable event will be hosted by acclaimed chef and show director for SA Master Chef, Arnold Tanzer. Chalmar Beef…

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The 'Pesto Champion' comes to Joburg

The Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair is uber excited to announce that we’ll be bringing Italy’s very own ‘Pesto Champion to this year’s Fair. Roberto Panizza, who is famed for his DOP Genovese basil pesto, will be attending the Fair, where he’ll be doing pesto-making demonstrations and serving his world-class pesto to visitors. Here are his…

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The Cookout

This year the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair is bringing holiday time even earlier for Joburgers. Presenting The Cookout – a dedicated outdoor section of the Fair complete with braais, brollies, deck chairs and more. Picture all the best braai-able foods – chicken, prawns, burgers and more – in a festive outdoor setting where you can…

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Notes from a lovestruck traveller…

The lucky Nikita Brocco, winner of our 2012 ‘Good taste of Tuscany’ competition recently returned from Italy, where she and her sister spent three nights in Tuscany, courtesy of the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair, learning more about Italian cuisine. Here’s what she had to say about her gastronomical journey: Bring on the pizza, pasta, parmigiana, grissini,…

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The Odd Sock

The Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair is all about promoting creative talent in South Africa. But this time, it’s your talent we’re after. Together with House and Leisure magazine we’re launching an exciting new project that’ll allow you to design the socks you’d want to wear. Cape Town-based company, the Feat Sock Co, are in the…

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Ceramic inspiration

Three quirky ceramics that you pick up at this year’s Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair…   Love Milo Tribal Triangle Mug, R200.   Ceramic Factory Robot, R230.   Dinner Plates by Mia Widlake, from R300. For more local design inspiration visit us on the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner for the fourth annual Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign…

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Winter picks from the FoodWineDesign team

We’re all feeling the chill, so to keep it bay we’ve rounded up a list of our top Winter Warmers by talented local designers. Curl up and enjoy… 1. African precious teas by YSWARA take you on a sensory journey that is guaranteed to keep you going through the cold season. 2. Add a touch…

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Artisanal products from Route 62

As you know, the Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair is all about bringing top craftsmanship and produce to a discerning and appreciative audience. This year, after having chanced upon the spectacular Route 62 region of the Western Cape, we have decided to bring a taste of this area to the Fair. As well as breathtaking scenery,…

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Cape Route 62

The 2013 Sanlam Investments FoodWineDesign Fair is coming along nicely, and we’re busy scouting exciting new producers to bring to the rooftop of Hyde Park Corner. We’re particularly excited about the Cape’s Route 62, which we see as an up-and-coming area for wines, spirits and arts and crafts. In fact, we’re so intrigued by the…

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Hinterveld Mohair Blankets

We recently discovered these amazing mohair products by Hinterveld, who are based in the Eastern Cape. Mohair is revered as one of the world’s most beautiful and sought-after sustainable natural resources and Hinterveld pays homage to this with thoughtful, inspired design and meticulous attention to detail in the crafting of all their mohair products.  …

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Venison loin in Guinness-Casses Glace

As the summer months are winding down, we found this decadent venison recipe that’ll keep winter chills at bay. Ingredients: 1 orange, organic 800g loin of venison 330ml Guinness beer 125ml Cassis 1T caster sugar 1t cinnamon salt, pepper 3T olive oil (preparation time: 10 min, marinating ca. 12 hrs, cooking 20 min, resting for…

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Float Your Boat Bubbly Cocktail

Some purists might scoff at the idea of mixing bubbly with anything else, but we think it’s a great way to add new dimensions to our favourite drink of celebration. Graham Beck wines came up with this zesty Float Your Boat cocktail, and it’s so delicious we just had to share. Ingredients • 30 ml…

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Keep it simple – Aglio Olio recipe

Looking for a quick weeknight fix? Then aglio olio, the simplest and quickest of all pasta recipes, and one which is hailed by food purists, is worth a shot. This dish is all about the olive oil, garlic and chilli, so make sure you use the best quality of each. We recommened De Rustica Olive…

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