One of the bar tenders, Denzel Heath, gives his two favourites from the menu from the menu:
Inspired by an original fictional African tale about the circle of life:
“Those who live must die. It is the inevitable circle of life. For Mopane, known to his friends as Mashonza, this inevitable truth was now coming to fruition. As he lay on his back, his wife tightly clutching his wing in hers, he reflected. Now an old brown emperor moth, Mashonza reminisced about his youth as a caterpillar. He was blessed and free, spending his days baking in the hot sun and foraging for crunchy mango leaves. He anticipated a long and adventurous future.
He remembered when he went into a deep slumber – tightly wrapped – the peace and quiet of his solitude, followed by the freedom that came when his newly formed wings sang as they navigated the wind. His first flight was nothing short of exhilarating!
And so, as he drew his last breath, he knew he wouldn’t change a thing. He had lived a full and splendid life.”
All of the ingredients of Mashonza are inspired by the Mopane worm – an African delicacy that is a great source of protein. Locust Bean Tequila, which is produced by rapid infusing Locust bean, which tastes like salted liquorice chocolate, with Reposado Tequila, using a sonic prep is swizzled with smoked agave syrup, Aperol, Fynbos grappa infused with mango leaf and freshly pressed Naartjie juice. We custom designed the ceramic cocoon with an African ceramicist and the drink is garnished with a smoked Mopane worm, served on a bed of candyfloss.