Flavours of the City

The biggest food and lifestyle festival is coming to Joburg!
There is no other prominent food and lifestyle festival that celebrates the heritage, diversity and culinary flair of Johannesburg like FLAVOURS OF THE CITY do. This one-of-a-kind festival can be enjoyed by the whole family, making it one of the must-attend food festivals of the year!

From culinary delights inspired by all corners of the globe, to musical performances, lifestyle exhibitions and more, FLAVOURS OF THE CITY is a feast-for-the-senses, showcasing the best of the region’s cosmopolitan personality and culture through food, drink and entertainment.

Festival goers will meander through a sensory village with areas dedicated to different food-cultures, indulging in the excitement of the flavours that city-living has to offer, including Jozi’s most delectable and interesting dishes, cocktails, craft beers, gins and more - topped off with a mix of zesty Jozi entertainment.

Every corner will have something new to discover. Sip on authentic Cuban mojitos or try a sake Japanese cocktail at the Take 5 feature stand. Discover the flavour of the Caribbean with Jerk Chicken or sample some of Argentina’s most popular tastes. Belt your tastebuds for delectable foods from the Caribbean, Ethiopia, India, Japan, America, Italy, Mexico, France, and more! FLAVOURS OF THE CITY is a ‘trip around the world’ food tour in one Jozi hotspot – Montecasino.


Friday Evening: Popular South African entertainer, Garth Taylor will kick us off with a mix of popular sounds from around the world. Later in the evening, the vibe will transform into an Afro-Latin vibe with a DJ playing sounds inspired by Cuba, Angola and Africa. Visitors must be prepared to get their dancing shoes on as Baila Afrika will be doing an Afro-Latin Dancing session where everyone is invited to dance Kizomba, Salsa and more.

Saturday: Lay back in the afternoon sun and chill out to another set by Garth Taylor. The evening session will be headlined by Swing City, the popular trio featuring Nathan Ro, Graeme Watkins and Lloyd Cele.

Sunday: Topping off the Sunday afternoon entertainment line-up is none other than the 2017 Idols South Africa winner, Paxton Fielies. Paxton is flying in especially for this event for a special 30-minute guest appearance.


One of the key features of the festival, is the Culinary Studio, proudly sponsored by Lamb and Mutton SA and Stella Artois. The Culinary Studio will feature our celebrity chefs cooking meals from around the world. Anyone can join these sessions to get a face to face experience with the chefs doing what they do best. Celebrity Chef Lentswe Bhengu will be in studio cooking giving us a taste of Africa. Courtesy of Tsogo Sun, Chef Blake Anderson will be working his culinary magic in studio too with Italian flavours and canapes. MasterChef SA winner Deena Naidoo will also join the studio preparing his trademark Durban-inspired flavours. You don’t want to miss the studio magic.


Tickets will be pre-sold through iTickets.co.za and at the door before every session. Kids under 12 enter for FREE.
FRI | 18:00 – 22:00
SAT | 12:00 – 17:00 | 18:00 – 23:00
SUN | 12:00 – 17:00

Standard Ticket - R 140.00

Includes x1 Wine/Beer Glass,
R50 Meal/Drink Voucher

Premium Ticket - R 220.00

Includes 1x Wine / Beer Glass, Complimentary Bottle of Wine, R50.00 Meal Voucher


And Session Running Order
Friday 2 March, Evening Session:

17h00: Gates Open
18h00 – 19h00: Crazy Lil Thing – On Stage Acoustic Performance
19h00 – 20h00: Garth Taylor on Stage
20h00: Baila Afrika Salsa Dancing
20h00: Chef Blake Anderson in the Culinary Studio
20h00 – 23h00: Baila Afrika Africa Latino Party

Saturday 3 March, Afternoon Session:

12h00: Gates Open
12h00: Crazy Lil Thing – On Stage Acoustic Performance
13h00: Simone Govender – On Stage Acoustic Performance
14h00: Jazz Duo on Stage
15h00: Garth Taylor on Stage
15h00: Master Chef SA Deena Naidoo in the Culinary Studio
16h00: Dan Vee – On Stage Acoustic Performance

Saturday 3 March, Evening Session:

18h00: Gates Open
18h00: Will Rayz – On Stage Acoustic Performance
19h00: Garth Taylor on Stage
20h00: Black Harbour
20h00: Chef Blake Anderson in the Culinary Studio
21h00: Swing City with Lloyd Cele, Nathan Ro and Graeme Watkins.
23h00: Gates Close

Sunday 4 March, Afternoon Session:

12h00: Gates Open
12h00: Crazy Lil Thing – On Stage Acoustic Performance
13h00: Marimba Africa
14h00: Tony Bala
15h00: Garth Taylor
15h00: Chef Lentswe Bhengu in the Culinary Studio
16h00: Paxton Fielies.
17h00: Gates Close


Flavours of the City is delighted to bring you such a variety of flavours from all over Joburg and we hope you will make a turn at as many of the Flavours of the City exhibitors as possible. Thank you to all those who have chosen to be a part of Flavours of the City.

The Jerk Company (Caribbean Cuisine)
Che Argentina (Argentinian Grill)
Formula Bar Eats (Traditional African Dishes)
Drie Pikkewyn (Foods of the Mediterranean)
Real Wraps (Middle Eastern Food)
Eighty8’s Food Company (Portuguese and Afro Asian Inspired Food)
The Royal Thai Embassy (A Thai Feature of food and Thai Hospitality)
Paquito’s Treatery (Churros)
Fabulous Bubble Tea (Taiwanese-inspired Drink)
Sushi Boat (Fusion Sushi)
Sushi Burrito & Co (Asian and Latin Flavours)
Little Addis Café (Ethiopian Food)
Desi Fusion (Northern Indian food)
Crown National (Spices and South African Grills*) – Feature Stand
Take 5 (A variety of Cocktails) – Feature Stand
Frost Popsicles (Mauritian Decadent Popsicles)
New Beginnings Toffees (European Delights)
Tostato (Artisan Pastries)
The Oyster Lady (Oysters and Bubbly)
Mighty Monk (Nitro infused Coffee, Tea and Cocktails)
House of Nuts (French)
N2 Ice Cream Lab (Nitrogen-made Ice Cream)
The Floating Chicken (Korean Cuisine)
Terriyaki Express (Japanese Tepanyaki)
Victoria Polish Meats (A selection of Polish Meats)
Viking (Craft Beer)
[the] Gin Bar (Craft Gins)
Qualito (Craft Distillery)
Eighteen 13 (Wine Bar)
Lekka Likka (Adult Sorbets


Montecasino is the premier entertainment destination in Gauteng. Located in Fourways in north Johannesburg, our award-winning complex has been voted Best Casino, Best Entertainment Complex, Best Cinema Complex and Best place to take out-of-towners.


Flavours of the City would not be made possible without the generous support of these amazing South African companies.

Proud Sponsors of the Culinary Studio
Lamb & Mutton SA
Stella Artois

Proud Venue Partners