The Test Kitchen paying it forward in Langa #wineforgood

Sunday, 28th May, 2017, saw TTK team going all out in Langa at the Guga S’Thebe Arts & Culture Centre for the first Test Kitchen X The Langa Project.  The team cooked lunch on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th for 140 people per day, raising funds for 2 very deserving recipients, the Noluthando Early Childhood Development centre and The Archangel Project, which takes children who are keen on ballet to their school in Plumstead.

The 4-course lunch was ably paired with wines from Graham Beck, The Bridge, Aslina, Warwick and Paul Cluver.  Women were well represented with The Bridge wines made by one of the few black women winemakers, and Alsina Wines made by the first black female winemaker in South Africa, Ntsiki Biyela, and Warwick Wines, whose matriach Norma Ratcliffe, was the first female winemaker in the country.

Everyone enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the delicious pairings.  What a treat to be able to experience TTK! 
Africa Melane from Cape Talk jumped up onto a table to start the auctioning proceedings, which almost ended in disaster as the table collapsed under him, but he popped straight back up and continued unfazed, to raise nearly R200 000 for the various charities, alongside actor and director Siv Ngesi.

The Guga S'Thebe Arts & Culture centre is a beautiful set of buildings in Langa - with interesting mosaics, jewelry and craft shops, and not to be outdone - a great coffee bar!

Well done to all at TTK and to Africa & Siv!  I am sure this will not be the first event of its kind.