November 2014 Food activities in Johannesburg



Bourbon Beer & Burger Festival – 01 November

Possibly the most exquisite year-end party in JHB. For those who want to experience an elegantly different day at the races, the Bourbon beer and burger festival at the Emperors Palace Charity Mile is the place to be. It all happens in an open, grassy area located right next to the race track and parade ring which is reserved exclusively for festival guests. A retro-rustic country atmosphere, complete with hay bales and long tables, provides a relaxing and fun environment to sample new flavours while enjoying great company. And for those who want to end the year on a high there are DJ’s for a little after party excitement.

Turffontein Race Course
From 11am – 8pm.
Cost: R150 – R1195 per person

Contact : 011 781 0439
The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary (FoodWineDesign) Fair – 7th to 9thimg147935 October
This annual event that aims to bring together the best in artisanal produce and craftsmanship. Now in its fifth year, the Fair has established itself as one of the most highly anticipated events on Johannesburg’s social calendar, with visitors using the opportunity to discover new and coveted local brands, sample some of the best food and wine the country has to offer, and catch up on gift shopping before the festive season.
Friday 7 November: 12pm – 10pm
Saturday 8 November: 10am – 10pm
Sunday 9 November: 10am – 4pm
Cost: R90 – R100 per person

Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre
Contact: 011 325 4340
Address Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive Entrances on 6th Road Hyde Park

WLF_2012_LOGO_RGBFNB Whisky Live Festival – 12-14 November 2014

Whisky-Lovers, whether connoisseurs or occasional sippers of a dram or two, are looking forward to the FNB Whisky Live Festival held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 12 to 14 November 2014.

The Whisky Love Festival is the largest consumer whisky show in the world. Featuring more than 180 top brands, same of them new releases, from Scotland, Ireland, the US, Canada, Wales, Japan, and South Africa. Whisky is progressively becoming the drink of~ choice for adults in the 40 to 45 year age group, says Sian Neubert, cofounder of NC Connect, the company that organises the South African event.

With the industry sending its distillers, master blenders and global brand ambassadors to present the whisky tasting workshops and give consumers a chance to meet the faces behind the brands, the festival promises to be as informative as it is entertaining. Scottish, American and Irish brands remain the most well known, but whiskies of the world from as far afield as Japan and Wales are beginning to feature, too.

Festival visitors have whisky tasting workshops from which to choose. Hosted by international master distillers, global brand ambassadors, and whisky experts, they are a chance to taste whiskies not available in the main tasting hail or possibly South Africa. These lectures will run during the festival and be held in meeting rooms.

Times: 18h00 to 22h00
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre

The Rivonia Primary School Christmas Market – 15th November

The market will take place on Saturday, 15 November between 10h00 – 15h00. WickedFood’s pulled pork sandwiches will be a stall holder at this market. There will be a variety of other food on offer, wine tasting, entertainment for kids and live music on the day. The theme this year is  ‘African Christmas’.


The Spier Secret Courtyard -Thursdays to Saturdays during the month of November


During the month of November, the Spier Secret team from Cape Town will be heading to Joburg to bring you a stunning pop-up wine bar and more! For a glass of wine, relaxing live entertainment and secret dinners, the Spier Secret will be treating you to chilled and fun evenings in Braamfontein throughout November. Join them on Thursdays to Saturdays during the month of November.

Sit back, relax and enjoy a glass of wine at the Spier Secret pop-up wine bar at 70 Juta Street to help you unwind after a long day. On Thursday nights, the team will host secret dinners for Jozi’s food lovers, and you can catch live music on Friday nights to start your weekend on a high note. Be sure to join them this Thursday for their opening night to see what they have in store!

Entrance is free. Tickets to the Secret dinners can be purchased from

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Mystery Picnics : A Vintage Affair – 29th November

Mystery Picnics hosted in Johannesburg is an exciting and eventful night out that will enthral all ones senses. Feast your eyes and ears on specifically selected live entertainment that will cater to the first theme of these events: “A Vintage Affair”. Marvel in a fully stocked bar with selected tastings of famous brands to delight your taste buds. Share what promises to be a spectacular night with all your friends and family and ignite the celebration. Pair your night with any food and drink by bringing your own picnic basket or be surprised by indulging in all that is mysterious and order a picnic basket along with your ticket. With front row seats to all the night has to offer, book your ticket on line now!

Cost: Payment required – For more info : to register and book

Harvest Day Festival – November 29, 2014

Saturday  11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Homegrown Malting and Craft beer of the Magaliesberg region.
“Our Grain is freshly sourced from local farms in the Magalies Mountains…”
Entertainment by the Oh So Serious.
All beers at R25-00

Cost: R40-00