Farewell Feast with Karen Dudley at The Dining Room in Woodstock, Cape Town

Imagine your dream dinner party: quirky, retro décor, amazing food and a hostess so uniquely fabulous that former American first lady Michelle Obama sought her out during a secret visit in 2011… Now stop dreaming and get set to have the night of your life, courtesy of Karen Dudley, the chef that helped put Cape Town’s […]

Imagine your dream dinner party: quirky, retro décor, amazing food and a hostess so uniquely fabulous that former American first lady Michelle Obama sought her out during a secret visit in 2011… Now stop dreaming and get set to have the night of your life, courtesy of Karen Dudley, the chef that helped put Cape Town’s Woodstock on the food map.

Highlights

  • Exciting vintage trolley of hors d’oeuvres
  • Real urban dining in a nostalgic, eccentric space
  • Un-restaurant shared experience
  • Superb menu and table scape
  • Hosted by the one and only Karen Dudley

Duration

3 – 4 hours

Schedule

FAREWELL SPRING DINNER!

 – Wednesday, 27 September 2017 (19h00 – 23h00)

A special message from Karen Dudley:

This Spring Dinner in The Dining Room hails a burst of new venture and the pathos of goodbye.  This celebration will be our last dinner in The Dining Room before is closes for good on 1 October 2017.  What magic we have shared in this space!  And what wonderful dishes we have created – with all the warm belief in the joy of gathering around the table to share something simple, abundant and fine! 

From 1 October we will be growing our space, optimising our kitchen and providing a new-old space for The Kitchen!  But more on that later…

Spring Dinner with our signature spread of Hors d’Oeuvres then inspired Lamb and Fish Mains and very special desserts will be a real treat.  If you haven’t managed to have dinner here yet – now’s your chance!

I look forward to seeing you!

Karen

Price

R470 per person (max 35 people)

Sales closed – ticket sales for this experience might open again after the 18th of September 2017

Overview

Forget starched white tablecloths, matchy-matchy crockery and tastefully subdued art. The décor in Woodstock’s The Dining Room is a trip. And it’s worth mentioning, because everything from the mismatched vintage China and retro-kitsch trinkets to the dramatic black feature wall and cornucopia of bird prints help tip you off that this will be no ordinary feast.

More specifically, it’s a uniquely intimate experience hosted by owner Karen Dudley, who also just happens to be a legendary caterer and the owner of the famous hole-in-the-wall restaurant, The Kitchen, next door. Ranging from themes like Easter to Christmas in Winter and Spring, the feasts offer you the opportunity to not only sample Karen’s food, but also to experience her lesser-known talent for story-telling for yourself.

The evenings kick off with hors d’oeuvres – think classic-with-a-twist bites like duck pancakes, Boerenkaas balls, salmon tartare and crispy pork belly bites – wheeled around on a mid-century modern trolley and dinner is enjoyed family style around long dinner tables, where everyone can get stuck in and pile their own plates. It’s about passing the potatoes to your neighbour and helping yourself to seconds. And having a pretty amazing time in the process. Fair warning: Karen will probably spoil you for any and all other dinner parties in future. Good thing you know where to find her.

 

What’s included

  • Fabulous food
  • Security
  • Free coffee

What’s not included

  • Bring your own wine and other drinks, including soft drinks. Only tap water is provided. No corkage fee is charged

Important Information

  • Guests to come from 7:00pm
  • Taxis are recommended

Photography:  Kleinjan Groenewald

  • Marele Furter

    What an amazing experience! Karen blew my mind with the different tastes! And that dining room!! Totally comes recommended!

  • Lucinda Hurlow

    Sounds like an awesome place.