Get yourself a ticket to ride on Bombay’s Grand Journey



Get yourself a ticket to ride on Bombay’s Grand Journey

Just gin time for a little winter pick-me-up

Staff reporter

Summer may be over but that doesn’t mean we should stop dipping into our local gin reserves. To show why you shouldn’t put your G&T down just yet, Bombay Sapphire is taking a few lucky travellers on a Grand Journey.
Drawing inspiration from the botanicals found in the gin, Michelin-trained chef Wandile Mabaso and renowned mixologist Nicolas Koumbarakis will take guests on a sensory adventure that will enmesh the tongue, eyes and nose in a delicious adventure.“I’m looking forward to creating dishes which will not only surprise and delight our guests but tell the story of Bombay Sapphire’s gin and enhance the flavours of the botanicals to work in harmony with the accompanying drinks,” said Mabaso.
Combining the audiovisual with the culinary, the event will take guests from the subcontinent to West Africa, Western Europe and beyond, mythologising the story of the gin and how each bottle came to be.“We have seen an immense rise in the popularity of gin in South Africa in recent years. The experience will provide delight and intrigue for both gin enthusiasts and novices alike,” said Bacardi area director Sub Saharan Africa, Francois Portier.The event has received rave reviews in London, Moscow, Amsterdam and Madrid. Each specially curated morsel of food will be paired with an equally unique gin cocktail.The Grand Journey will take place from May 31 to June 2 at The Rand Club in Johannesburg. Tickets cost R600 at quicket.
To win yourself one of two sets of double tickets to this event, answer these two questions correctly:
1. Who will be the chef for the day?
2. Who is the mixologist for the day?
Submissions should be sent to with Bombay in the subject line.

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