Bertus Basson Pop-Up Dining Experience at Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018 in Cape Town

This year, local celeb chef Bertus Basson will be on site at the Design Indaba Nightscape events (the unoffical afterparty after all the talks and presentations), to create a one-of-a-kind experiential dining adventure that will feature some seriously creative eats in the epic setting of the Chandelier Foyer at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town […]

This year, local celeb chef Bertus Basson will be on site at the Design Indaba Nightscape events (the unoffical afterparty after all the talks and presentations), to create a one-of-a-kind experiential dining adventure that will feature some seriously creative eats in the epic setting of the Chandelier Foyer at the Artscape Theatre in Cape Town in Cape Town. Yup, it’s going to be next level spellbinding and yes, oh so delicious. Afterwards you can join in on the Nightscape festivities even if you’re not attending the rest of the Indaba. Sweet deal, no?

Highlights

  • A convivial, experiential social table dining experience by award-winning local chef Bertus Basson.
  • Dining side-by-side with some of the country’s most creative minds.
  • A singular setting in the Chandelier Foyer of the Artscape Theatre.
  • An inspired menu featuring authentically South African flavours.
  • Full access to the spellbinding Design Indaba Nightscape events.

Duration

19h00 – 21h00 (2 – 3 hours)

Schedule

  • Wednesday, 21 February 2018
  • Thursday, 22 February 2018
  • Friday, 23 February 2018

Price

R850 p.p. (includes access to all activities at the Design Indaba Nightscape, score!)

SOLD OUT 

Overview

The annual Design Indaba is like the prom for South Africa’s creatives. It’s a design conference where SA’s top makers and doers share ideas, attend workshops and get fired up to make bigger splashes and take ever more dazzling leaps to showcase their stuff to the local and international community. It’s simply electric.

Intended to showcase the future of creativity, Nightscape at Design Indaba 2018 extends the Indaba program and takes live performance to a new level of spectacle with the celebrated line-up of artists who are creating brand-new performances especially for the Nightscape stage. Think alternative theatre that straddles cosmic landscapes and fairy tale scenes with dancers in fantastical costumes, interspersed with electronic DJs, stilt-acrobats, jazz virtuosos, African beatsmiths and a collection of design-oriented films to round it all off. Yes, it’s going to break a few boundaries.

To fuel this creative fire, award-winning SA celeb chef Bertus Basson will be in attendance to wow event goers with some epic eats. Working in collaboration with culinary-minded experience designer Hannerie Visser of Studio H, Basson (the food pioneer behind Bertus Basson at Spice Route, Spek & Bone, The Deck at Hidden Valley, and Overture) will prepare a bespoke menu inspired by South African flavours. Think big bold flavours and design elements that will intrigue the mind.

“I can’t think of a more exciting time to be cooking South African food, exploring my own food heritage and sharing South Africa with the world,” Bertus enthuses. “I am constantly inspired by our rich past, exciting future and diverse gastronomical landscape, from bunny chow and melktert to pickled fish.”

Merging food and design into a unique experience of local flavours presented in a stimulating way, this progressive Chef’s Table is set to be a milestone event on the 2018 Cape Town culinary calendar.

What’s included

  • Wonderful convivial South African inspired dining experience by Bertus Basson.
  • Access to the rest of the whimsey at the Design Indaba Nightscape Events.

What’s not included

  • Transfers
  • Beverages

Important Information

  • Tables will be shared with fellow diners at this social table dinner experience.
  • Transfers to and from the event are not included. We recommend the use of a taxi or an Uber.

About the Design Indaba

The annual Design Indaba festival takes place in Cape Town each year. Part conference, part music festival, part coming-together of thinkers, artists, exhibitioners and performers, it’s a platform where SA’s trailblazers converge to share ideas on innovation, business, social impact design and creative expression. To give you an idea of how huge it is – Li Edelkoort attends each year to give her trend forecast for the 12 months ahead, which is pretty much like looking into an exceptionally fine-tuned crystal ball or having a fat chat with a design-focussed Yoda.

But the Indaba is more than just workshops and seminars (although those are of course very inspiring and illuminating in their own right). It’s an opportunity to treat eventgoers to some serious eye candy and experience confections in the form of installation art, live performances and general oh-em-gee-what-the-actual-my-brain-does-not-compute awesomeness all over the show. It’s stirring, exhilarating and inspirational like you would not believe – exactly the thing every creative and other mortal souls needs to tackle the year ahead with fresh new verve and vigour.

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Writing: Anna-Bet Stemmet

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