Littlegig Festival is, amongst other things, a foodie-rave. Each year the festival features a Top 10 chef (Bertus Basson in 2016, Chris Erasmus in 2017, and Arno Janse van Rensburg for the upcoming 2018 event). But more than that, Littlegig thinks hard about what works at a festival and what doesn’t. Queuing for food doesn’t. Pretentious or complicated food doesn’t. A hot chip station at midnight does. A lamb riblet that you can grab without getting sauce on your hands does.
Other than being insanely good, it’s all free and abundant. Yes, every premium single malt whiskey, every bottle of craft beer, every pain au chocolat, every wild mushroom kebab is included in your ticket price.
Lucie de Moyencourt illustrates some Littlegig food highlights
ALL-DAY FOOD STATIONS / included in the ticket price
by Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys from Slippery Spoon
Saturday 11 to Midnight
Open-fire corn on the cob / Tiffin Tin with Butter Chicken & Jasmine Rice / Braai’d Lamb Riblets / Wild Mushroom Kebabs / Double-fried Hot Chips / Ten-veg Giant Vietnamese Crystal Rolls / Live Pannekoek Bar With Toppings / Las Paletas Ice Creams
Saturday Midnight to Sunday 3am
Mature Cheddar Braai-broodjies / Double-fried Hot Chip Station
Sunday Breakfast 9 to Midday:
Bacon and egg cups / Warm Pain Au Chocolat / Healthy Breakfast Bowl With Nuts, Seeds Fruit & Yoghurt / Cold-pressed Fresh Fruit Juices
PAIRED FOOD & WINE TASTING / R150
The all-star female lineup Paired Food & Wine Tasting debuts at Littlegig, featuring six dishes and six wines from 6 of the country’s top female chefs and winemakers. Winemakers curated by Miles Mossop of Miles Mossop Wines and Tokara, which has been named the country’s most successful wine producer at the 2017 Old Mutual Trophy Wine Show. A 30-minute walk-through experience, anytime from 1-4pm on the Saturday. Tickets are R150 each via Quicket.
CHEF’S TABLE DINNER / R750
A six-course dinner for 50 guests on Saturday at 7:30pm, by top 10 chef Arno Janse van Rensburg. SOLD OUT
Date: 17- 18 February 2018
Venue: Wiesenhof farm, Stellenbosch
Cost: Festival Tickets: R2,300. Basic Camping tents from R1,450. Glamping tents range from R2,950 to R6,450 per tent. Littlegig ticket prices include all food and drinks
No under-21’s allowed.
Book: Via Quicket www.quicket.co.za
*This article was created by Littlegig