Oyster, Wine & Food Festival - Gauteng, Randburg, Johannesburg
11h00-17h00, Saturday, 23 May 2009
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Where: Brightwater Commons, Randburg, Johannesburg, Gauteng
The Brightwater Commons will once again be hosting the Oyster, Wine & Food Festival, on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th of May 2009, allowing Gauteng residents to indulge their taste buds with fresh succulent oysters, a variety of fine wines, oyster recipes and various foods and beverages for sampling. The vibrant festival will open from 11 am daily and see the center's promotional areas transformed into a have for lovers of good food and wine.
Set upon the grassy commons will be a marquee where oyster aficionados can savor fresh juicy oysters - "neat"", or served with a dash of zesty lemon and black pepper. Also available from the marquee will be a selection of delectable oyster recipes for sampling, allowing guests to experience a food journey to remember. Stepping into the centre's promotions court, one can sample a variety of wines showcased by various estates, offering visitors the opportunity to meet wine makers and get the interesting “inside story” on the latest harvest. Foods for sampling will include olives and olive products, cheeses, mouthwatering confectionery, melt-in-your-mouth nougat, as well as various unusual gourmet treats. Entertainment will include performances by Classic Jazz Masters on the Saturday from 1pm and Bianca le Grange on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. The annual wine auction will take place on the commons starting at 3:30pm on the Saturday. The proceeds of this year's auction will be donated to the St Stithians College who are working with the Refilwe Community Centre – a centre that serves it's surrounding disadvantaged community by assisting with child care, medical support, life skills training and income generation. Proceeds raised from the auction will go towards the greening and establishment of a recycling centre at Refilwe. This 2nd biggest oyster festival in South Africa, is not to be missed!