Entertainment Feature

Appetite Fest becomes the new food show on the block!

They mentioned how many of those that entered the show, ended up in famous eateries around the world.  Just before they did their interview, Sarah Graham who was one of South Africa’s food bloggers, gave a lovely talk on how she travelled around the world especially to Tofo near Inhambane, where one of Anytime Magazine’s favourite beachfront bars reside – Dino’s.

We had loads of fun at the Appetite show and were invited to attend the Berthus Basson Masterclass.

Here it fell a bit short. He kept the class waiting while he was “being interviewed by media” (Quite frankly its rude to keep a live and paying class waiting while you talk on TV). This led to the show being a bit disjointed and petered out after an hour or so like the souffles we were served at the end. Then he had to rush off to do another media interview.  I wasn’t impressed and probably won’t visit or review any of his restaurant in case his TV career calls.

Dan from Sun International with Sarah Graham

The show itself was fun but the aisles were very narrow and I battled to fight my way through the crowds to get to the different places I wanted to visit.  The stalls we stopped at to chat were really nice but I was saddened to see so many empty stalls.  Next time perhaps put some chill couches for moms and tots or elderly who struggled like I did through the aisles when people book stands and don’t arrive.

I always hope that food shows go back to the old way of having fun by tasting your way through the show. The curry stall had a hot chocolate I wanted to try and was given a toothpick!  The lady behind the counter said it was hot and I tried it and said Sjoe its hot. She rudely said what did you think it would be, I said it would be hot and turned to help someone else. I put my purchases down and walked away.

The sushi bar had a fabulous combi and that was a highlight for me and one of the stands had a young man of no older than 10 or 12 taking the part of his family business. I was very impressed.

I was also impressed with the Hermanus winery that had participated in the Berthus masterclass and for me, stole the show!  Well done to her and her winery and the wines were just fabulous!

About the author

Geniene Preston

I have travelled the world – almost 82 countries and has been in publishing since 2003. Before that I was an IT Project manager for over 20 years and woke up one day to the realisation that actually all I wanted to do was write. So I started my first magazine Style in IT which was, in essence, a newsletter. But I loved it and I started my own mouthpiece SA Commuter. I re-invented myself once Smart phones became popular and learnt Social Media so that I could be a pro at Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Now I could have fun instantly! My world has grown and includes reviews and with over 49000 followers on Trip Advisor I am in the top 1% of reviewers in South Africa. I am a true South African and a love of Johannesburg has kept me here since 1981. My stories are real and I love people and history! Now I publish Anytime Magazine in print and online as well as my blog, sacommuter.com

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