Who held the first ever dinner at superstar SA chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen’s Innovation Studio in Cape Town?
Teaming up with the fantastic folks of Pam Golding International and American Dream, it seemed like the obvious thing to do – leading the lux culinary pack, as usual. A meeting of the best global and local minds, we like to think.
Were we and our small gathering of special guests excited? That’s an understatement. Had we overhyped the experience? Banish the thought!
A plate of marrow bone, pap and snails - heavenly! An artful bowl of cannelloni, langoustine, naartjie and caviar – we swooned. And then, the most perfectly cooked duck with saffron pampoen fritters and Kalahari salted caramel sauce, accompanied by a glass of rooibos broth to sip – it was next level. (Ed’s note: possibly the best duck I’ve had in my life.)
LOOK | A glimpse into the wonderful evening that was:
A visit from acclaimed soprano Lynelle Kenned stopped us in our tracks. We were mesmerised by her charm, her voice, her style. It was a once-in-a-lifetime moment.
So how do you top that? With goodie bags overflowing with gifts from American Dream, Bulgari, Quoin Rock, Jan and Wanted. We positively floated out of the Innovation Studio. It was a staggeringly special night.