Darrell Moreira, the owner of Cape Lekker, moved to the UK 23 years ago from his native home of Johannesburg.

After going to an array of food and drink festivals over the last year, Darrell found himself intrigued by the street food market and loved the way they worked.

After never seeing any of the food on offer that he’d like to do, he decided to sell his Market Harborough café that he’d ran for 12 years in September 2015 and set-up Cape Lekker.

You’ll be able to find a whole host of fantastic food that Cape Lekker will be providing at our Great Food and Drink Festival at Prestwold Hall, here is an idea of what you’ll be able to get your teeth into:

  • Boerewors on a Brioche Roll – Boerewors is a meaty South African sausage made from brisket. Served with South African sweet chilli chutney and fried onions.
  • Cape Style Beef Burger on a Brioche Roll – A Cape Lekker Original, with 100% Aberdeen Angus quarter pounders. Marinated in Malay Marinade, barbecued and served with hot atchar, salad, chilli chutney, cheddar and a pickle.
  • Ostrich, Springbok & Zebra Burgers on a Brioche Roll – Served with Chilli Chutney and Fried Onions.
  • Cape Malay Curry with Rice – A delicious sweet and mild curry. Made with apricots and also served with bananas. (Chicken, Lamb and Quorn version also available).
  • Sosaties – Basically a meat skewer. A traditional South African dish with cubed Lamb & Pork marinated in Malay sauce and skewered with apricots and red peppers.

You can also take part in Cape Lekker’s Chilli Bite Challenge. These chilli bites are similar to onion bhajis, but you guessed it, way hotter! Made with the famous Ghost Chilli for levels 1 and 2 and for level 3 the Carolina Reaper Chilli (which is said to be the hottest in the world) is used. So if you’re up for a bit of heat, try these!

Darrell is also very keen to use his local butcher from Market Harborough, wherever possible, for all of his meat and also uses his local market for all his vegetables. Also you not find any polystyrene food containers on the Cape Lekker stand and all their cutlery is compostable!

Has this got your stomachs rumbling? It has ours! Make sure you check them out at Prestwold Hall from the 30th April – 2nd May. The Great Food and Drink Festival are delighted to have them on board and we’ll look forward to trying them ourselves.