Wednesday 12 May 2021
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Donkey Meat and Wine affair

On 1 September, it’s all about delicacy and entertainment as the Donkey Meat and Wine Pairing Dinner pulls traditional cuisine lovers and entertainment lovers.

After winning the first ever donkey meat festival in 2013, and successfully staging the first-ever Donkey Meat and Wine Pairing Dinner, Tao’s Kitchen is back with the second instalment of the Donkey Meat and Wine Pairing Dinner.

Two budding entrepreneurs in the catering industry, Mpule Sezuni and Tao Soni !Noarises, winners of the first ever Donkey Meat Cook-off in 2013 decided to celebrate culture and entertainment.

The dinner will be hosted at the Old Location restaurant in Windhoek West, and hopes to attract at least 300-400 patrons from all walks of life to celebrate culture in an urban set up.

According to !Noarises, she and her partner have decided to host the second instalment of the Donkey Meat and Wine Pairing Dinner after receiving so many enquiries from various quarters.

She said considering that there is still a misconception about donkey meat among Namibians, they have decided to make the dinner an annual event to promote the eating of donkey meat and make it a sought-after delicacy.

“We want to introduce donkey meat as a healthier dish to Namibian meat lovers and at the same time pronounce the importance of culture,” said !Noarises.

While the focus of the event is mainly to promote donkey meat, !Noarises said there will also be other types food and meat for those who do not eat donkey meat.

“But what is very certain is that after that dinner, all those who profess not to eat donkey meat will come out of that event as the biggest ambassadors of donkey meat. They must be sure of that,” she added.

Apart from the meat and other treats, the patrons will be entertained with traditional music, dance and poetry.

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