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#HLDiscovery: 4 Easter Events and Treats For You To Enjoy

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Easter brings with it a few much-needed days off, allowing you to spend quality time with all your favourite people. This week's #HLDiscovery looks at a variety of events and treats that you can enjoy with friends and family this weekend. 

1. Food Lover's Market hot cross buns and pickled fish

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Is it even Easter without hot cross buns and pickled fish? Food Lover's Market has a variety of delicious hot cross buns for you to to stock up on that everyone will love (including those who dislike raisins). Think traditional, cranberry, chocolate, no fruit and extra spicy hot cross buns – all at under R20 per pack. And of course, the buns are all baked daily, so you can get them fresh. There's also plenty of pickled fish on offer, which retails at R70 for a 500g tub. 

2. Easter marshmallows and Sunday family lunch at Steenberg 

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Spare yourself time in the kitchen preparing an Easter meal by opting for a lovely Sunday lunch out at Steenberg in the  Constantia wine valley instead. At Catharina’s Restaurant, Steenberg executive chef Kerry Kilpin will delight young and old with her delicious Easter Sunday lunch menu, complete with a dessert table featuring all her signature sweet temptations.

Children will be treated to a fun-filled Easter egg hunt, followed by a special menu. The soft-serve ice cream and chocolate fountain on the Easter dessert table will be another sure winner – and not just for the little ones.

Plus, during the entire weekend (9 to 22 April 2019), visitors to the Steenberg Wine Tasting Room will be welcomed with a decadent Easter marshmallow before enjoying their wine tasting.

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3. The Rand Show 

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Easter in Joburg is not complete without a trip to the Rand Show and this year marks the 125th anniversary of the iconic event.

Taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, corner Nasrec Road and Randshow Road, the event is on from 19 to 28 April 2019, giving you plenty of time to partake in the festivities and keep the kids entertained during the school holidays.

In addition to the all the entertainment you know and love, there is a whole host of new family fun events to mark the show's 125th anniversary. This includes a new Gaming Entertainment Pavilion, a Fortnite Gaming Tournament, cosplay and dancing. Cape Town’s famous Zip Zap Circus will also entertain with breathtaking performances from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April.

Tickets are R150 for adults and R80 for kids and pensioners. Get them here

4. Easter Sunday with Backsberg 

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Another lunch offering to look forward to is happening at Backsberg Estate in Paarl. Enjoy hearty food options including hot cross buns, lamb on the spit and roasted chicken and mushroom pie, as well as decadent desserts including pavlova, panna cotta and baked cheesecake – all dished up in a beautiful buffet-style spread.

For the kids, there are burgers and chips, chicken strips and chips or a hotdog and chips. And for extra spoils, you can purchase a children's hamper box that is filled with an array of sweet treats as well as paint and white eggs for decorating. There are also Easter-themed activities available for kids, while their parents can unwind after lunch and enjoy a spot of wine tasting in the Tasting Room.

The buffet for adults is R375 per person including a glass of Backsberg Sparkling Brut MCC on arrival. Kiddies lunch is R65 per meal and the kiddies hampers cost R120 each. For more information and bookings, email restaurant@backsberg.co.za or call 021 875 5952.

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