A touch of Reverie with Chef Julia Hattingh – Reverie Social Table

A touch of Reverie with Chef Julia Hattingh – Reverie Social Table

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Chef Julia Hattingh with her social table in Obs
Reverie ………….a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing: lost in reverie.   A daydream………. a fantastic visionary

Chef Julia Hattingh has created a space where people will quite simply come together for dinner.   The table seats 18 people who will gather at this table d’hôte restaurant to relax, laugh, chat, interact and enjoy an evening where Chef Julia will send our her inspired creations for you to dissect, photograph, nibble and chat about with your neighbour.   Each night will be different as the Chef will create dishes based on what is fresh and what has inspired her that day.

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Fun table decor at Reverie Social Circle!

Reverie Social Table is the first business venture of the young talented Chef Julia Hattingh.   Julia studied to be a Chef at Meerendal Hospitality Academy – under the extremely talented Chefs David Higgs and Wade Van Der Merwe.   She worked for three years at Waterkloof Restaurant in the Winelands before heading off to Paris to work for a year at Lucas Carton.   On her return and up until June this year she was at Holden Manz Restaurant in Franschhoek.

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The bar counter and the area where Chef Julia will be plating the dishes for dinner

I cannot wait to come and experience Chef Julia’s new table d’hôte restaurant.   The spot she has chosen is lovely and condusive to an evening of great fun.   The long table has been made by a local to her exact specifications, the decor is quirky with funky lights hanging down from the ceiling.   I loved the distressed look of the bar and the felt really privileged to visit the spot while they were putting the finishing touches to Reverie.   The staff were practicing pouring the wine and everyone was gearing up to the launch on 1 October 2015.

Bookings will be simple – one simply books online at www.reverie.capetown

Staff practicing pouring the wine at Reverie
Practicing pouring the wine………..getting ready for the launch of Reverie on 1 October

The offering: 

The launch price will be R700 for  5 courses paired with 5 wines (tasting portions!).   Bookings are for the evenings – however if you have a group and would like to book to do it at another time – simply contact Chef Julia.  Contact details: julia@reverie.capetown or info@reverie.capetown  or+27 (21) 447 3219

Note that Reverie will be open as a coffee bar during the day with free WiFi – and Chef Julia will serve a dish of the day at lunchtimes.

I love the whole concept.  I love the warmth of Chef Julia.  I think I am already a groupie and it has not even opened yet!

Please put me in front of the queue – I plan to be there next month to enter my own state of  Reverie –  an evening of fun, wine, friends, laughter and a talented chef who will come out and chat and play with the guests………………what more could a foodie want?  A prefect formula for fun.  I cannot wait!

Some more links:  Facebook,  Instagram: reveriecapetown

Scroll down to see some wonderful photos of Reverie and Chef Julia’s food which were taken by Claire Gunn Photography.Reverie Social Table by Claire Gunn Photography print media (9)

 

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