Never before have festival-goers been so well fed. The Littlegig food experience is all about conscious abundance, with all food and drink included in the ticket price – a festival world first. Apart from open-til-late stations serving just that thing you felt like, this year there are 2 additional foodie experiences. There’s a Chef’s Table by a Top 10 chef, and an all-star female line-up Paired Food and Wine Tasting by 3 chef-restaurateurs and 3 winemakers. There’s also a string of pop-up bars in fantastical locations.
- 10% discount on festival ticket price for everyone booking through Eatsplorer!!!
- Festival food and drink included in the ticket price – a festival world first.
- A well-planned communal experience in nature, with imaginative installations and spotless bathrooms.
- 6 chefs | 3 winemakers | 35 musicians | 18 djs | 17 designers | 5 artists | 6 stages | 10 bars | 1 concept store (how amazing is that?!)
- Additional foodie experiences: Chef’s Table by Arno Janse Van Rensburg, and an all-star female line-up Paired Food and Wine Tasting by 3 chef-restaurateurs and 3 winemakers. Both are ‘add-on’ experiences that carry an additional charge because of the production costs. Everyone booking through Eatsplorer also gets 10% discount on these tickets!
Saturday 10h00 – Sunday 12h00
2019 dates to be announced
New price to be announced
Special 10% discount for everyone booking through Eatsplorer!! Send us a booking request below to claim your special discount. You will be provided with a discount code that you can use to make your booking! Group bookings also qualify for a bulk booking discount please email us on email@example.com[booknow]
Littlegig festival is a showcase of musicians, DJ’s, chefs, winemakers, artists, designers and performers. It’s for tastemakers, creatives and thought leaders who are time-poor and want to stay inspired. It’s time to scratch beneath the surface and to move from your busy, efficient lives to a space of expansiveness, creativity and connection. Littlegig is a 24H escape where you can connect through self-expression, fashion, dress-up and mutual admiration.
“The Chef’s Table is Littlegig’s best-kept secret. It’s like a jewel in the forest – civilised, private, re-energising, and always with really interesting company.” Georgia Black, festival founder
Georgia Black created Littlegig as a series of concerts in 2013. Based on their success and wanting to deliver a deeper experience, she started the 24-hour festival in 2015. Littlegig 2018 is the festival’s 3rd edition, with former Elle DECO magazine editor Bielle Bellingham on board as the festival’s creative lead. Littlegig has quickly became known as a foodie festival and so, responding to this, in 2017 they expanded the food offering to include a Chef’s Table dinner by a leading chef. In 2018 they will also add a Chef and Winemaker’s Tasting. Both are ‘add-on’ experiences that carry an additional charge because of the production costs.
Paired Food & Wine Tasting
All-star female lineup of 3 chef-restaurateurs and 3 winemakers. A 30-minute walk-through experience of 6 tasting dishes and 6 wines. Arrive anytime between 1 and 4pm. Pre-bookings only. R150 per head.
Ask Heeger (Ash) x Nadia Newton Johnson (Newton Johnson Wines)
Smoked venison loin & liquorice with fired porcini & berry braised red cabbage | Newton Johnson Walker Bay Pinot Noir 2015
Ash baked sweet potato with nut dukkah, homemade buffalo feta, honey glazed pear & crispy ginger | Newton Johnson Southend Chardonnay 2016
Jenny Ward (Chefs) x Nadia Barnard (Waterkloof)
Creamy yellowtail tartare with green apple salsa verde & green chili oil with crispy fried boquerone, served with wood fired lemon thyme flatbreads | Waterkloof Circumstance Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Poached white peach & raspberry with basil, vanilla & buttermilk layered pannacotta with wood fired almond meringue lollypop | Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral Mourvedré Rose 2017
Vanie Padayachee (Marigold) x Jocelyn Hogan-Wilson (Hogan Wines)
Creamy butter chicken samosa with light celery seed pastry, yoghurt, chili, ginger, kashmiri spice & chaat masala cooked in the tandoor oven | Hogan Chenin Blanc 2016
Papdi chaat aloo served with chickpea curry, coriander, tamarind chutney and mint & coriander yoghurt | Hogan Divergent 2016
Chef’s Table Dinner (SOLD OUT!)
Top-10 headline Chef Arno Janse Van Rensburg (Janse & co.) will host a 6-course Chef’s Table dinner for 50 guests in the forest at an additional cost of R750 per head. 8pm. Pre-bookings only. CHEF’S TABLE TICKETS ON SALE 13 OCTOBER 2017.
The Chef’s Table is Littlegig’s best-kept secret. It’s like a jewel in the forest – civilised, private, re-energising, and always with really interesting company. It’s like a grown-up’s escape, bookended by hedonism.
- All food and beverages for 24 hours.
- Music by a collection of relevant and diverse musicians and DJs, performances, surprise experiences, roving magic shows and creatively designed environments.
- A Free Store, where you can stock up on sweets, chocolates, suntan cream, condoms (for free of course.)
What’s not included
- Accommodation (camping or glamping at an additional price)
- Please note that the 10% discount only applies to the festival ticket as well as the Chefs Table and Food and Wine Pairing experience, not for camping and glamping tickets.
11h00 to midnight: Food Forest & Bar, Craft Beer Bar, Wine Bar and Krone Salon
12h00 to 14h00: Gin Bar
11h00 to 21h00: Rum Shack, Tropical Bass Bar
13h00 to 16h00: Paired Food & Wine Tasting
18h00 to 21h00: Tequila Pop up
18h00 to 23h00: Barista Bar
19h30 to 21h30: Chef’s Tables
20h00 to midnight: Chai Wallah
03h00 to 06h00: Secret After Party Bar
24h: Water Station
06h00 to 12h00: Barista Bar
08h00 to 12h00: Food Forest & Bar
All-Day Food Stations
Saturday 11h00 to Midnight: open-fire corn on the cob | tiffin tin with butter chicken & jasmine rice | braai’d lamb riblets | wild mushroom kebabs | double-fried hot chips | ten-veg giant vietnamese crystal rolls | live pannekoek bar with toppings | las paletas ice creams
Saturday Midnight to Sunday 03h00: mature cheddar braai broodjies | double-fried hot chip station
Sunday Breakfast 09h00 to Midday: bacon & egg cups | warm pain au chocolat | healthy breakfast bowl with nuts seeds fruit & yoghurt | cold-pressed fresh fruit juices[booknow]
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Photography: Jonx Pillimer, Sam Lowe, Aidan Tobias, The Seppi’s, Kleinjan Groenewald, Weylandts, Maison, Tatyana Silvana, Stefan Smuts.