This past weekend food enthusiasts gathered at the Cape Town City Hall for the first ever Toffie Food Festival, a large-scale food salon and culinary bazaar, with food the focus of all events, displays, talks and tweets. Missed out? We’ve got the mash-up here…

DECO’s 10 festival favourites include: 1.“Talk of Toffie” Kobus Van der Merwe and his imaginative veldkos food 2.The vibrant colour-coded fruit, veg and spice displays along the corridor of the City Hall 3.Veld-foraging with Renata Coetzee 4.Eloise Alemany’s unusual and quirky food book productions 5.Anna Trapido’s wildly entertaining taste-by-numbers tour through Madiba’s life 6.Spier Wine’s punchy 21 Gables display 7.Fabulous Saturday night secret dinners around town (Deco Editor Laureen Rossouw also hosted one!) 8.Beer tasting with master brewer Wolfgang Koedel 9.Spectacular City Hall roof-top Sunday braai 10.The smashing of the piñatas to uncover our Sunday afternoon pudding (Resulting in a surprise shower of Lindt balls!)

Enjoy our visual feast below…

Get Yourself a copy of MENU mag, the 167 best dishes in Cape Town. Available from Church Gift Shop. See our blog tomorrow for a taste of Laureen’s Toffie Food secret dinner.

* Photographs by Renee Rossouw and Charl Edwards