The Burger Festival is coming to Cape Town

A sizzling beef patty, soft buns, warm gooey cheese, spicy relish, fresh lettuce and tomato  paired with crispy fries and an ice cold drink at one of the best spots in Cape Town under the brilliant summer sun…perfection, don’t you think? I sure do and that’s why I’m just so incredibly excited to share with you , one of the summer’s most anticipated events, The Burger Festival.  The amazing team at Flavourful Events  are bringing The Burger Festival to Cape Town on the 13th and 14th February 2016 at the main rugby field of the Jan van Riebeeck  High School in De Hoop Avenue.

“The Festival is an event celebrating the world of Burgers paired with the pleasures of various cocktails, wines, beers and entertainment on offer.

Hosted by Flavourful Events who create unique premium experiences that combine the flavours, tastes, sights and sounds in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa.” Flavourful Events

At the festival,you will be treated to some of Cape Towns, best burgers, lovely drinks , a fabulous atmosphere and some live entertainment! Ticket prices will be announced and tickets are available at

In our house, it’s no secret , we love burgers! In all their different shapes flavours and sizes! We regularly frequent some of Cape Towns, favourite burger spots and always try something something new! So obviously we are beyond excited about The Burger Festival coming to Cape Town!The Americans might have invented the hamburger, but we Capetonians have perfected it! In the build-up to the festival I will be bringing you some of our favourite homemade burger recipes and reviews from some of the vendors who will be peddling their produce at the festival!

So to start things of is our ”The District Burger”:

Just like our new neighbourhood, Zonnebloem, is a melting pot of cultures and demographics, this burger is made up of a whole lot of everything!

Here goes!


Beef Patty:

  1. Ground beef
  2. Bacon
  3. Panini’s
  4. 1 onion
  5. Peppadews
  6. Basil Pesto
  7. Crushed garlic
  8. Spices to taste
  9. 1 Egg
  10. Flour

Mini Jalapeno Popper:

  1. Self raising Four
  2. Brown Onion Soup Powder
  3. Beer

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Oil to fry and normal hamburger toppings.


Patty: Cut the bacon, onion and two peppadews into small pieces and add to ground beef in a bowl. Add garlic, spices and a teaspoon of basil pesto to the ground beef.Add one egg and some flour to bind the meat . Mix well, until all the ingredients are combined. Take a plate and dust lightly with flour. Make patties to the size you like. After making patties let them rest in the fridge for about an hour.

Once the hour is over, fry the patties in some olive oil until done.

Mini Jalapeno Poppers:

For the batter I used two tablespoons of self raising flour and a table spoon of brown onion soup powder. Mix the dry ingredients with beer to make a thick but fluid batter. I used sliced jalapeno’s to make this. Cover slices in flour and dip the jalapeno pieces in the batter and fry in a hot oil. Once done , put on some blotting paper to drain excess oil.

All that is now left is to assemble the burger. After cutting the panini , put some basil pesto on the bread. Then add some lettuce. At the bottom put some white cheddar cheese. Place the patty on top and garnish with some Fairview  White Rock with glazed figs, semi soft cheese and your jalapeno popper . Enjoy with a fine brew of your choice!

I will be sharing different kinds of burgers and even a veggie burger!

For more info regarding The Burger Festival follow the links below!

1.Flavourful Events

2. The Burger Festival/facebook

Also keep a look out on my Facebook page Nunkilief and blog for more info!

I hope to see you at the festival!


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