KAROOROOS Padstal’s Karoo-burger was awarded as the winning dish of the 2018 Middelburg Celebrity Cook-off.
The Cook-off formed part of the Middelburg Agricultural Show’s programme for the first time, and by all accounts was a raging success.
Attendees witnessed five of the town’s restaurants cooking off against each other for the best “signature dish”.
Celtis Country Lodge, Kliphuis Koffie-kan, Picadilli’s, Vivere, and Karooroos Padstal were the five contestants and each gave an outstanding performance with the most delicious and beautifully presented dishes.
While the contestants were cooking in the background, celebrity cooks Lani and Louzel from True Living in Cradock, entertained the crowd with food demonstrations of four taste dishes which were paired with four flavours of Everson’s Craft Ciders.
These four taste-dish-and-cider pairings were served to each guest in a beautiful, farmers’ market-style decorated hall at the Showgrounds.
Lani and Louzel’s taste menu was mouth-wateringly delicious, with them demonstrating how to make everything from almond sweet salami and warthog sausage, to cinnamon and pecan nut nougat.
Cook-off organisers thanked the public for supporting the event, as well as the following sponsors: Middelburg Spar, Desert Inn, Nguni Country Lodge, Stefan Erasmus, PSG, GBG, Rose from GOTRAVELBUG blog, Anjoret van Niekerk, and Sanlam.
Visit the Middelburg Show’s Facebook page to see stunning photos and videos of the event.