Most travellers visiting sunny South Africa are here for more than just the blissful weather and wildlife. They’re looking for authentic experiences that explore our culture, cuisine, history and heritage. Enter published author, entrepreneur, and former restauranteur, Eunice Rakhale-Molefe.
Culinary encounters with Eunice are all about blending local heritage, mouth-watering South African flavours, and colourful cultures together, providing curious travellers with a well-rounded sensory experience to remember.
Eunice is the founder of Book Tourism, a tourism and publishing collaboration responsible for this new culinary storytelling offering. The offering includes an interactive African dining experience and a take-home souvenir in the form of a signed copy of Eunice’s book, South African Culinary Heritage, which took a total of seven years to write and research. The book is essentially a combination of a memoir and varied, authentic African recipes that guests can feel empowered to cook up in their own kitchens back home.
Ultimately, the main goal of Eunice’s culinary encounters is to get travellers excited about South African culture and cuisine, to provide them with the information necessary to spread the word and get others excited too, all while playing a part in preserving our country’s rich and diverse heritage.
The experience: what to expect?
Upon arrival, guests are welcomed with a glass of locally brewed ginger beer, followed by a generous, traditional three course buffet dinner (there are over 100 African and fusion dishes to choose from) complemented by a selection of local wines. As they tuck into their meal, guests are treated to a live performance from an African band, involving traditional music genres, instruments, and dancing.
Once their tummies are full, they’ll get cosy around an open fire where Eunice will artfully take them on a captivating journey through the history of African culture and cuisine, with a particular focus on the history of shebeens, traditional drinks, and various local tea recipes, along with sharing many heartfelt and beguiling stories of her own.
Interested parties are encouraged to book via +27 (0) 73 472 7451 or firstname.lastname@example.org