The National Butcher’s Challenge 2017 presented by Crown National provided a platform for butchers from all over the country to compete and showcase their butchery skills and creative uses of beef, lamb and pork.
Each dish was carefully assessed by a panel of judges which included representatives from the South African Chefs Association and South African Meat Industry Council.
After careful analysis of elements such as hygiene, knife skills, marketability of the cuts, presentation and the uniqueness of the product formulation, the winning team was announced as Team 6 Pack with representatives from Old Town uMhlanga, Spar, Makro and Checkers. They will form part of the squad training for ‘Team South Africa’ working towards representing the country at the World Butcher’s Challenge in Ireland in 2018.
Choosing the perfect wine to complement your main dish can make the meal that much more enjoyable. A bottle of white, a bottle of red, perhaps a bottle of rosé instead? The My Braai Meat & Wine Pairing theatre will equip you to perfectly pair your meat dishes in the comfort of your own home.
Sunshine, live music, beer, meat on the grill and good vibes only. Prepare to enjoy your favourite brew while indulging in some delicious food and live entertainment.
Grab your glass and tantalize your taste buds. Sample a selection of some of the best local wines on offer.
Those with a penchant for the clearer beverage can stop in at The Gin Bar for a thirst quenching selection of Gin to choose from.
Don’t miss the live entertainment in our outdoor Beer Garden. In 2017 we had the talented KZN based band - Gus Brown perform. Watch this space to find out who will be performing in 2018.
For a truly original experience, enter the Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Bar & Restaurant where every dish served will be inspired by the smooth-tasting Tennessee Whiskey.
Visit the JACK DANIEL’S MAN CAVE where the modern man can get inked, take some time out in the barber’s chair, find the latest petrol-head accessories or saunter over to view a unique collection of classic motorbikes and cars.
Step outdoors into BRAAITOLOGY – proudly sponsored by the leading Gas Grill & Hybrid Braai manufacturer, Chad-O-Chef – where industry chefs will prepare and cook unique dishes right in front of you, on the most universal and diverse Chad-O-Chef braais.
Step over to CRAFTOLOGY where you can douse the flames with a range of craft beverages such as craft beer, craft rum, craft tequila, craft rum and more.
At Fire & Feast, there is something for every meat lover. Visit our dedicated meat theatres for all you need to know about each speciality meat; The Sparta Beef Theatre, County Fair Poultry Theatre, The SAPPO Pork Tasting Room and The Lamb & Mutton SA Theatre. Sample the best quality meat, prepared in the best way, while the experts discuss the best cuts and preparations for every occasion.