Social table dinner experience, Observatory, Cape Town

Meet new food-minded friends or reconnect with old ones at this intimate, whimsical social table dinner experience offered by seasoned chef Julia Hattingh. Drawing from her vast restaurant experience and international travels, Julia makes food that’s both hearty and unfussy, yet refreshingly contemporary and full-on in flavour. Highlights Enjoy a delicious 5-course meal Each course paired with […]

Meet new food-minded friends or reconnect with old ones at this intimate, whimsical social table dinner experience offered by seasoned chef Julia Hattingh. Drawing from her vast restaurant experience and international travels, Julia makes food that’s both hearty and unfussy, yet refreshingly contemporary and full-on in flavour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a delicious 5-course meal
  • Each course paired with local wines. 
  • Intimate, homely setting
  • Break bread together with like minded food and wine lovers around a shared long table
  • Interact with a local chef

Duration

19h30 – 23h00 (three to four hours)

Schedule

Every week Wednesday to Saturday evening

Food and Wine pairings:

18 October to 18 November 2017 | Take a flavour tour of the Swartland Wine Route at the Reverie Longtable in Cape Town with Lammershoek, Org de Rac, Franki’s Vineyard, Pulpit Rock, Babylon’s Peak and Wildehurst paired with 5 delicious courses.

22 November – 9 December 2017 | Bellingham Bernard Series

December 2017 | Best of the year!

Unique pairings: (grab these quick as they only happen once or twice in a year, or ever!)

3 & 11 November 2017 only | Hope on Hopkins 5 course gin pairing.                                          Artisanal gin is super hot right now and the trend is not showing signs of declining any time soon. If you are as passionate about this cool spirit as we at Eatsplorer, you will agree that there are few more enjoyable treats than a big-hitting gin with a suitably matched menu. Expect to pick up the herbaceous flavours of botanicals in Hope on Hopkins’ various spirits deftly paired with 5 delicious courses created to compliment their unique tastes.

Price

R700 per person (bookings essential!)

To book any date on request for private groups (minimum 12 people) please send a request to bookings@eatsplorer.com

Overview

If you’ve been meaning to catch up with friends for months now, but can’t get it together to host a dinner party at your place, or are visiting Cape Town and keen to rub shoulders with some like-minded foodie friends, or simply interested to experience a taste journey that will stimulate all the senses, this intimate dining experience in the quirky suburb of Observatory is all you’re looking for and then some.

What a fantastic food and wine experience around The Reverie Social Table! The chef can cook!” 

Marele Furter

Hosted by chef Julia Hattingh, who has done stints at restaurants including the award-winning Waterkloof Restaurant in Somerset West and Lucas Carton in Paris, the dinners take place around a gorgeous 18-seater oak table in a whimsical dining area adorned with a rotating exhibition of local artworks and off-beat touches (think golden dinosaur planters!) guaranteed to help break any initial awkward silences. The focus is on social dining, so be a good sport and put away that cell phone before finding out more about your dinner-table neighbours or reconnecting with your best buds. During the course of the evening, Julia brings one plate of delicious, seasonally-inspired food after the the next; each of the five courses expertly paired with a glass of wine from a local boutique winery. Drawing from her vast restaurant experience and international travels, Julia makes food that’s both hearty and unfussy, yet refreshingly contemporary and full-on in flavour – mains like free-range chicken with a green-olive crumble and meal clinchers like peach and almond bake. In other words, the perfect food around which to forge new friendships and rekindle old ones.

What’s included

  • Welcome drink
  • Sparkling water
  • Homemade bread with farm butter
  • 5-course dinner
  • Wine pairing with each course

What’s not included

  • Transportation to and from the experience
  • Top-ups of wine
  • Coffee/other beverages
  • Gratuity

Important Information

  • Tuesday evenings on request only
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years
  • Dietary requirements accommodated on request
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough guests (minimum 6) to meet requirements. In the rare event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date, or full refund.
  • Dress: smart-casual
  • Wheelchair access limited
  • Complete information, including telephone numbers, are included on your confirmation voucher

 

Photography: Jenni Elizabeth