Hello again, CITP fans! Well, the year is coming to a close and December is flying as it always does. So, apologies for not writing this post sooner! This week we’d like to tell you all about the food and drink options available at the concerts, providing a host of cuisine options that will cater for most taste buds.
The food-stands were probably not very visible at the last concert, which was a shame as that meant that many of the concert-goers seriously missed out! So, for the concert on the 8th of January, we’re rectifying that and they’ll all be situated behind the information booth near the band-stand – we think this will make things a lot easier and more accessible for everyone.
So, what’s on offer then? Well, there’s no shortage of options to choose from, that’s for sure. From cool-drinks to coffees to take-away meals, you’re bound to find something to hit the spot.
If you’re in the mood for rock ‘n roll retro fare, then head for Hippos Diner. They’re an American style mobile diner offering good old fashioned American diner fast food, but with a few home-grown tasty twists. Definitely a great choice for the family!
Fancy some gourmet grub on the go? Well, that’s entirely possible at Moreish Eatery. From gourmet burgers to slow roasted pork belly to sticky Mongolian beef no less, you’ll be dining in style while catching the show!
In the mood for something a little more exotic? Shawarma Express delivers delectable Middle Eastern schwarmas and falafels to go. With an array of refreshments on offer along with generous portions at affordable prices, that’s dinner sorted!
For those of the sweeter tooth persuasion, do visit the FrozenYo food-stand! They are SA’s first mobile frozen yoghurt food truck. Delighting Capetonians with servings of frozen yoghurty bliss, but with less of guilt! Look out for their turquoise and yellow truck and say hello to the FrozenYo mascot, Boris the pooch.
Coffee and Cream
Their slogan is ‘Coffee and Waffles, not particularly in that order’. Well, we concur – any order will do. Another great choice for families – waffles are always a hit with kids! Or, for that matter anyone in the mood for a tasty sweet treat.
Rolling Stock Catering
For some healthy, mouth watering cuisine, you need look no further than Rolling Stock! Defining what top quality food-on-the-go should be, these guys keep it simple and authentic as they serve up truly exceptional dishes that will tantalise your taste buds.
If you feel inclined towards festive food flavours, go for Dos Chido. Offering Mexican street food, they cater for private functions and film sets all over the Western Cape. Think tacos, nachos, Mexican style pitas and so much more. With friendly service and a festive vibe, they’re bound to get your taste buds dancing… we say, olé!
Wok This Way
Serving Asian fusion cuisine, Wok This Way is the go-to option for those of you who prefer the out-of-this-world flavours of the Far East. Serving up dishes such as hand-rolled Vietnamese spring rolls, tasty stir-fries, hot-wokked rice and noodle delights, they’ll tantalise your taste buds for sure. Also, all their meals can be adapted for vegetarians and vegans, which we think is very cool.
Fancy a taste of the islands? If so, be sure to visit the Wahine food truck. With all ingredients freshly prepared on site and cooked in a Polynesian style, they offer a healthy, balanced fast-food alternative, including vegetarian and gluten-free options. Come and try out their tropical taste sensations for yourself!
So, now that you know what delectable fare will be on offer, why not consider grabbing a bite at the concert. Dinner and a show as the sun sets – sounds good to us. And you’ll be supporting these local culinary entrepeneurs, which we think is rather a good idea too!
Hello again, CITP fans! What an epic event on Sunday! Seriously, just wow! For those who were there you’ll know what I’m talking about. For those who missed it, um, you really missed out!
Right from the get-go, things started off with a bang – of the vaudeville persuasion that is. The Dukes of Note kicked off with so much energy that any thoughts of lazy Sunday afternoons were quickly abandoned. These Dukes are ones to watch. Have you ever heard of carnival-rock? Well, think fantasy, sinister-sounding melodies tempered with fun, upbeat rhythms, burlesque ladies with black feather boas, top hats and clowns – what a show!
Following on with a similarly festive inclination, was Crimson House! And oh my word, did they get the crowd going with their utterly infectious energy. With their unique Gypsy-rock inspired sound, they took the audience on a foot-stomping musical journey that filled up the senses and left all those around wanting for more. What a band - what a performance - thanks Crimson House!
And then, to finish off our inaugural concert in style, we had the wonderful Arno Carstens, with his very talented band of musos. Playing tracks from his latest album, ‘Lightening Prevails’, along with a medley of older hits, this platinum-selling and award-winning artist just took things to another level and fans were treated to a thrilling performance from a true South African music legend.
If you did miss the first concert, don’t despair too much. Just make sure you’re at the next one on 8 January 2017 at Wynberg Park. Headline artist Khan Morbee (from the Parlotones), supported by The Rudimentals and Sonic Citizen – need I say more?
Hello again, CITP fans! Apologies, had meant to get this blog post up on Tuesday already, however, this has been the most hectic, crazy week and as is to be expected in the final days before our first concert of the series on Sunday, more and more balls have been thrown into the air, demanding to be juggled… in fact, I strongly suspect that everyone involved with the Concerts has actually grown an extra set of arms this week along with juggling skills that would put the Cirque performers to shame ;)
But, it’s all good – Sunday is only three sleeps away and the weather promises to be fine – clear skies and sunny. The wind is even predicted to subside somewhat for our inaugural Gala event (yay!).
Honestly, Sunday’s concert is promising to be epic, so please come along and say hi. Pack a picnic, bring the family (furry friends too) and find a spot from which to enjoy the show.
It just leaves to say a HUGE thanks to all our sponsors! Without them, there would be no concerts to speak of. There is a long list of wonderful businesses, people and organisations who have all contributed generously in various ways to make this concert series a most unique and special event on the Cape Town summer calendar.
Unique and special sums it up: The entry - FREE to all. The setting - lovely De Waal Park with our beautiful Table Mountain in the background. The atmosphere – young and old from all walks of life dancing and singing along together. The music – the super- talented musicians who serenade us as the sun sets. If you’re not yet totally convinced, come and see for yourself – 4pm on Sunday.