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Cape Town Dining – 2019 food trends – Trend 1 – Interactive & Personalized dining

Cape Town Dining – 2019 food trends – Trend 1 – Interactive & Personalized dining

There are a couple of food trends that Cape Town is following this year.     This blog is going to explore Trend 1 – The rise in demand for more interactive, personalized and meaningful dining experiences. I am tired of the anonymous experience of entering a restaurant and leaving without knowing much about the place, the food or the chef. Often without a good server the food is also left to speak for itself.   Somehow a story adds hugely to…

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Crofter’s Kitchen – Lunch with a Rock Star Chef in her home in Noordhoek (Cape Town)

Crofter’s Kitchen – Lunch with a Rock Star Chef in her home in Noordhoek (Cape Town)

I love small intimate lunches where you can watch each dish being lovingly prepared by the Chef while you relax with  fellow minded foodies.  Chefs are usually hidden in their kitchens and one does not get to interact with them.    As a foodie I am passionate about knowing what I am eating and about the people behind the place where I am eating.   I search for information before I visit places in order to gain a better insight into…

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Hottest New Restaurant addition to Cape Town – Janse & Co

Hottest New Restaurant addition to Cape Town – Janse & Co

I have a new favourite restaurant in Cape Town!   Janse & Co literally blew my socks off!  It is quite simply beautiful.  My type of decor – clean, contemporary, dark, open, Asian inspired……..yet warm.   It is almost like a well choreographed play.   The attention to detail is seen in every aspect of this shop from the design to the menu, the open plan kitchens, the simple box with the cutlery and the beautifully plated food. It was one of the…

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Chef’s Table Cape Town in the home of Chef Santi Louzán

Chef’s Table Cape Town in the home of Chef Santi Louzán

Chef Santi Louzán is the perfect Chef to launch a Chef’s table in his home in Cape Town.   He is warm, welcoming, creative, a showman and one of the most charismatic people I have ever met.  Santi hails from Galicia in Spain.  Here he learnt from his Mom and Granny to “love the ingredients” – he was surrounded by artisans and family members who were farmers and fisherman.   In his teens he moved to England with his family.   He started at…

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The Foodbarn Studio

The Foodbarn Studio

UPDATE MARCH 2018 – THE FOODBARN STUDIO CLOSED DOWN AND HAS JUST OPENED UNDER A NEW NAME – CROFTER’S KITCHEN.   SAME FORMULA AS BELOW – BUT SMALLER AND MORE INTIMATE AND LIMITED TO 14 PEOPLE PER MEAL.  IT IS NOW THE SOLE VENTURE OF CHEF NICKY.  Cost – R795 per person excluding gratuity (5 course food & tea pairing).   To book contact Chef – Nicky Gibbs, 0837315208, nickygibbs247@icloud.com   I tried it out recently and had the most wonderful lunch –…

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

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

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 and share ONE table.  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…

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