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South African Feast in Norway's Capital

The South African Embassy enjoyed a very successful South African wine tasting event in central Oslo. Photo courtesy of: Knut Noer jr

 

The South African Embassy enjoyed a very successful South African wine tasting event in central Oslo. Photo courtesy of: Knut Noer jr

 
16 August 2014

Ambassador Queen Anne Zondo and 3rd Secretary: Admin, Jabulile Ngwenya, of the Oslo Mission attended a wine tasting out of the ordinary at the premises of the Culinary Academy in the capital city’s food hall on 16 August 2014.

The event was arranged by WOSA (Wines of South Africa) and its Marketing Manager in Scandinavia, Maja Bertha. While travel agencies, JTB Norway together with Destination Africa ensured that the visitors got plenty of information about South Africa as a destination and told that 24,736 Norwegian tourists visited South Africa in 2013, an increase of 6.8 percent from the previous year.

Close to 350 guests - there was no space for more - attended the event at the Culinary Academy, and it was not only the opportunity to sample hundreds of varieties of South African wine that made the entrance tickets a’ 395NOK to be swept away quickly. Mouth watering- dishes from the South African kitchen contributed to a more complete experience.

Included was also many exciting examples of the use of different deserts with South Africa's best selling cream liqueur Amarula. On a world basis, this is now only surpassed by Baileys in sales volume.

There were hundreds of visitors who were too late to secure tickets to the wine tasting, but they were well catered for in the square outside the food hall, where they could enjoy South African taste samples served from the Swedish TV-chef and cuisine master Anders Levens rolling braai kitchen. This allowed South Africa's legendary Boerewors, a sausage based on wild boar meat flavored with nutmeg, coriander, Worcestershire sauce and vinegar, to be introduced to Norwegian palates.

"The local food culture is an important part when traveling to other countries," says South Africa's Ambassador to Norway, Queen Anne Zondo. "It was so great to see how enthusiastically South African dishes were received in Oslo. Meanwhile culture includes far more than culinary specialties, and it is interesting to witness to what extent African fashion trends and impulses gain a foothold on the big fashion fairs in both Europe and the United States, including South African textile prints. Not to mention African influences in music, with the international success of the African-Norwegian duo Nico & Vinz, with backgrounds from Ghana and Ivory Coast as the freshest example," continues Queen Anne Zondo. "and off course the no less successful African-Norwegian hip hop duo Madcon, where Yosef Wolde-Mariam and Tshawe Baqwa, has its roots deeply planted in respectively Ethiopian and South African cultural and musical traditions."

Story: Linn Annikke Isaksen
Embassy of the Republic of South Africa
Oslo, Norway

 

 


 
 
 
 

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