Alongside the dominating trends in interior design, visitors to Decorex Joburg tasted the most enticing culinary trends through a host of exciting foodie features.
It’s all about sustainable home-grown recipes – and fantastic flavours! - at this year’s Decorex Joburg, which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre this past long weekend.
“We know that walking the halls of Decorex Joburg builds up a massive appetite which is why we always ensure some incredible food and drink options to replenish our visitors,” said Sian Cullingworth, Portfolio Director at Reed Exhibitions.
“And there’s no better way to enjoy the finest dishes and refreshing drinks than in a really attractive setting! We’ve brought on Joburg’s best designers to ensure visitors have a memorable dining experience.”
Jacobs Gourmet Cooking Theatre
The comedic stylings of the Jacobs Coffee Magicians were mixed with a dollop of good humour – and a dash of Jacobs coffee into every recipe. The culinary pair includes renowned South African chef, MasterChef judge and the Ultimate Braai Master - Pete Goffe Wood – alongside Celebrity MasterChef winner and one of South Africa’s funniest comedians - Chris Forrest.
I was hooked by the cooking wizardry of Chef Pete and Chef Chris as they demonstrate the versatility of Jacobs coffee, transforming any dish - sweet or savoury – into a magical feast! This fun-filled demonstration, narrated by the pair’s non-stop banter, left the audience members ready to take on any culinary task. And everyone was given the chance to engage directly with the comedic chefs during the Jacobs Meet & Greet sessions.
Getting a taste of Joburg
The city’s most influential designers and artisans were joined by Joburg’s most in-demand chefs and professional mixologists at this year’s exhibition. And to get things started was the inviting warmth of The Illy Experience. Here visitors were welcomed into the beautifully-crafted café setting as experienced baristas served them a delicious selection of hot and cold beverages alongside delectable snacks.