Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in South Africa and the subsequent event restrictions announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa, many events have had to be cancelled or postponed. At the time of publication, the Food Meander was still scheduled to go ahead. Should any changes be made to the event date, a notification will be sent to all readers who have made a booking to notify them accordingly. 

    Join the Food & Home Entertaining family for an unforgettable night of scrumptious food, quality wine and a great vibe. Come June, we are pulling out all the stops to entertain our readers while tantalising their palates at the oh-so stylish Johannesburg centre, Melrose Arch.

    With a selection of three top restaurants to eat from, it will be a fun-filled night indeed as we move from one restaurant to the next for scrumptious food and drinks. From Indian offerings at Ghazal to chargrilled favourites at The Grillhouse and on to international fare from Keystone Bistro at The Marriott, what more can you ask for? Additionally, not only will you enjoy great food, but you will also get the chance to savour the crisp winter night life in one of the most coveted cities in the world: Johannesburg. Why not put this on your radar and make a date to be there?

    DATE: Tuesday, 23 June 2020

    TIME: Registration starts at 5pm while the Food Meander starts at 6pm prompt

    DRESS CODE: Smart-casual

    COST: R450 pp, which includes welcome drinks, a three-course dinner, selected wines, a goodie bag, farewell drinks and a take-home treat

    VENUE: Melrose Arch, The Melrose Gallery, 10 High Street, Melrose, Johannesburg; parking entrance 2. Registration will take place at The Melrose Gallery on High Street in the Melrose Precinct

    BOOKINGS: To book your spot, go to www.caxtonevents.co.za

    Ghazal (participating restaurant)

    Serving authentic dishes from the diverse Indian subcontinent, Ghazal’s menu will delight your senses and satisfy your taste buds. The selection of aromatic curries is expertly made from the finest Indian spices,  herbs, nuts and food colourings. There is also a wide choice of freshly prepared vegetarian dishes and Indian breads. Ghazal offers a mouth-watering Indian culinary journey – minus the heat and dust of India, of course!

    The Grillhouse (participating restaurant)

    Established in 1994, The Grillhouse has won many awards, including Leisure Options’ Best Independent   Steakhouse and a three-star rating from Rossouw’s Restaurants. Famous for its steaks and ribs, the restaurant also serves delicious salads, chicken, seafood and vegetarian dishes – and a legendary brownie and ice cream! With art deco furnishings and soft lighting reminiscent of a New York grillhouse, the venue houses private dining rooms and a sizeable wine cellar.

    Keystone Bistro at The Marriott (participating restaurant)

    Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch has an ideal central location from where to experience the city and its nearby attractions. One of two eateries in the hotel, Keystone Bistro is a stylish restaurant offering international cuisine with South African flair and a carefully curated wine list served by a discerning sommelier. Natural light flows through floor-to-ceiling bay windows and bounces off the double-volume ceilings throughout the space.

    Rodizio (serving welcome canapes at event registration)

    Rodizio Brazilian Grill and Tapas brings a taste of Brazil to Melrose Arch. The tropical feel invites the fun vibe of Fiesta Friday’s and Salsa Saturdays accompanied by live entertainment and a cocktail list that won’t disappoint. Enjoy their laidback weekday dining is also a must for a quieter dinner or celebration.


    Grande Provence (wine partner)

    Sitting in the magnificent Franschhoek Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape, her lush vines spread across 47-acres with gentle vistas over the valley floor, with the rugged mountains beyond. This is heartland South African wine country at its very finest. We are proud to have Grande Provence as our official wine partner for this event.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com