The Foodwinedesign Fair in Johannesburg has just kickstarted the festive season’s shopping in style, not to mention setting the taste buds alight.
The fair brings together high-quality, unique artisanal fare in a convivial social environment – and occupies the entire rooftop of the Hyde Park Corner.
One such social highlight is certainly The MasterCard Gourmet Theatre where chefs Luke Dale-Roberts, Reuben Riffel and David Higgs present their signatures dishes for lunch and dinner sittings catering for only 42 guests at a time.
Emphasising the synthesis between food and design, artisanal potters Tessa Gawith made the crockery, and Katherine Glenday the water tumblers for the theatre.
Artist Beezy Bailey has created a special edition of artworks for the theatre, while the oak tables, benches and chairs are by James Mudge Furniture Studios, with linen by Skinny laMinx creator, Heather Moore.
On the shopping front, a special Summer Christmas Booth offers a curated selection of small gifts from the likes of Snapp design’s lights, Flowermill Stationery’s cards and Bamboo Revolution’s watches. More beach-orientated are Vilbrequin’s trendy swimming trunks, and Bizou’s pure cotton bags and sarongs.
From furniture by the likes of Goet and Koop, and home accessories by the likes of the Shaw Sisters and Makers of Stuff, to personal adornments by Missibaba and Tinsel, the Foodwinedesign Fair is an annual oasis of style.