2015 SPIER SECRET SPEAKER Frederik Bille Brahe on the everyday feast

Posted on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016
The Spier Secret Festival focus in 2015 was once again on sustainability and ethical practices in preparing, supplying and presenting food but this year pushed things a step further, bringing a crack team of innovators together to discuss not only how to put these principles into practice but to us ...

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2015 Spier Secret Speaker Jackson Boxer on eating as a political act

Posted on Saturday, October 1st, 2016
The Spier Secret Festival focus in 2015 was once again on sustainability and ethical practices in preparing, supplying and presenting food but this year pushed things a step further, bringing a crack team of innovators together to discuss not only how to put these principles into practice but to us ...

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8 Things not to miss at the Spier Secret Festival

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016
It is almost time for the fifth annual Spier Secret Festival - and the first ever in Johannesburg on Sunday 6 November 2016. This food and wine event is a day of workshops, talks, eating and drinking and will explore all things food heritage. Buy your tickets here, or read on through these 8 rea ...

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2015 Spier Secret Speaker Mariana Esterhuysen on snail hunting in the dark

Posted on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016
The Spier Secret Festival focus in 2015 was once again on sustainability and ethical practices in preparing, supplying and presenting food but this year pushed things a step further, bringing a crack team of innovators together to discuss not only how to put these principles into practice but to us ...

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First Thursdays’ best kept secret

Posted on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
The Spier Secret Courtyard popped up at Bacon on Bree for First Thursdays Cape Town in September, offering award-winning wine from Spier’s Creative Block range of blends. We also treated the first 100 guests to our brand new Spier Secret Sparkling - a tasty tipple with beautiful blush colour. ...

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#spiersecret partners with your own private driver, Uber

Posted on Friday, August 7th, 2015
The Spier Secret team has partnered with Uber to get all guests to and from the Spier Secret Festival safely and in style! The one day conference and public market takes place from 29 to 31 October, and attendees will enjoy award-winning wine from Spier's Creative Block ...

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Tammy Frazer’s Edible Perfume #spiersecret dinner

Posted on Monday, July 27th, 2015
On Thursday evening perfumer Tammy Frazer opened our Spier Secret dinner series with her dinner themed Edible Perfume. Wrench House, a National Monument with unique Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian architectural features, was the perfect backdrop for this sensory sensation. Decorated with larg ...

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Spier partners with celebrated chef PJ Vadas

Posted on Monday, June 1st, 2015
Spier is partnering with celebrated chef PJ Vadas to bring a craft bakery and café to the farm’s historic farmyard, the Werf, in spring this year. It will be housed inside the restored Jonkershuis building (circa 1778) with a custom-built wood-fired oven at its heart. The bakery will offer fr ...

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Spier wins Drinks International Wine Tourism Award

Posted on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
The Spier Secret Courtyard, a wine pop-up bar concept, has just been announced winner of the Best Wine Event Category at the Drinks International Wine Tourism Awards 2015, trumping a host of competing events from around the world. The pop-up bar was inspired by the Spier Secret Festival held annu ...

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CARNE DE SOL – BRAZILIAN PRESERVED DINNER

Posted on Monday, December 1st, 2014
SulSolSal designed a special edition of Carne do Sol, a preserved food dining experience for Spier Secret 2014. The meal was prepared according to the traditional Brazilian way of preserving food – which is very similar to South African methods. Featuring both lesser ...

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Spier Secret dinner with Herman Lensing

Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014
Herman Lensing, SARIE's award-winning food editor, hosted a Spier Secret Dinner in his home themed Night Circus. The menu included confit duck with cauliflower, mushroom creme and truffles to 8 hour pork loin with honey on vanilla mashed potatoes, ending off with 8 textures of chocolate cake. Th ...

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Biltong for a better world

Posted on Thursday, October 16th, 2014
Beef for a better world The pastured-reared beef from Spier not only tastes delicious – it also benefits the environment by helping to reduce the levels of carbon in the atmosphere. WHAT’S WRONG WITH HAVING TOO MUCH CARBON IN THE ATMOSPHERE? Carbon, attached to two oxygen molecules, ...

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SECRET DINNER: JADE DE WAAL WITH MASIPHAKAMENI WOMEN’S GROUP

Posted on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
The Masiphakameni Women’s Group, meaning “Let us rise” celebrated the culmination of a 3-month cooking training program facilitated by Food Jams/Jade de Waal during which they were taught to become professional and independent in the exciting cooking industry. Their menu was paired with Spier' ...

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Hannes and Guido are here!

Posted on Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Hannes Bernard (Netherlands / SA) and Guido Giglio (Brazil) arrived this week with lots of ingredients for our Brazilian dinner. ...

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Cross-continent meat prepping

Posted on Friday, September 12th, 2014
We are in full production for the upcoming Spier Secret Festival and one of the big projects is the Brazilian dinner in collaboration with butcher Marcelo "Bolinha" and design and research agency SulSolSal (based in The Netherlands and Sao Paulo). We need to make sure that the meat is cut just right ...

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