Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: Gourmet Street Food and Whisky Pairing at Talking to Strangers


Cape Town’s newest cocktail bar, Talking to Strangers and Laphroaig are teaming up to showcase a unique experience of sharing style-street food tapas, expertly paired with Laphroaig-inspired handcrafted cocktails. The pop-up dinner event is part of Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series.

Inspired by Islay, Taste Trailblazers challenges some of the best eateries in Cape Town to merge the best of their kitchen and bar skills to create a series of culinary experiences based on the three taste pillars that make Laphroaig the nest single malt Scotch Whisky – salt, fire and peat.

The restaurants participating in the Taste Trailblazers competition will host pop-up dinner experiences and be in the running to win the grand prize of a trip to Fèis Ìle 2024 (Islay Whisky Festival).


Tapas-style dining that merges a world of flavours

Bartender, Nick Crouse and chef, MG Mzoneli, find inspiration in providing exceptional food and beverages within a lively atmosphere. The cuisine they offer draws influence from diverse culinary cultures worldwide, with a particular emphasis on street food. Their objective is to transform street food into a refined and luxurious dining experience.

Their drink inspiration stems from a deep passion for utilizing the freshest seasonal produce that enhances fine spirits. Their beverages feature unusual and extraordinary components, providing consumers with an exhilarating and memorable experience through delectable cocktails. 

When: Wednesday 2 August, 2023, from 6am for 7pm
Cost: R800 per person
Book: via Quicket


About Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers offers a lively ambience in their city-based cocktail bar, where sleek contemporary décor, moody lighting, carefully curated art and expertly crafted cocktails are paired with dishes that create an unforgettable urban atmosphere.

Address: 61 Loop Street, Cape Town

Facebook: @talkingtostrangers
Instagram: @talkingtostrangersbar

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