chef’s table experience at Table Seven

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Two weeks ago I was fortunate enough to experience the chef’s table dining experience at Table Seven in Salt River, located in the new and trendy Salt Orchard Precinct. Husband and wife team Luke and Katie Wonnacott have created a private dining experience that’ll knock your socks right off.

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

As you walk into the space you notice the massive open plan kitchen on one side of the room and then the most magnificent 20 seater table down the other side of the room. So while you sip, chat and eat, Luke is cooking away right in front of you. Pots steaming, sizzling noises coming from the grill and flour flying as he rolls out beautiful fresh pasta.

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Our meal was exceptional. Everything looked exquisite and Luke’s flavours pack a punch. Luke and Katie source the very finest produce and treat it with the utmost respect. It’s the kind of food you want to keep going back for. Again and again. The burrata made my knees weak and there was almost a table fight over the last piece of grilled octopus. We left very full and very happy.

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Here’s a look at our incredible meal:

Lightly smoked Lüderitz oyster, watercress pesto, seaweed granite & oyster jelly

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Wood fired baguette, olives, rosemary, chilli & fennel

Chorizo piperade

Duck Rillette, pickled beetroot, almonds & cranberries

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Grilled octopus & sauce vierge

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Burrata, nectarine, Parma ham, lavender vinaigrette & basil

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Butternut, goat’s cheese & sundried tomato ravioli, salsa verde & pickled waterblommetjie 

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Saffron & orange glazed lamb shoulder, braised carrots & artichokes 

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Whole roasted cauliflower, nori, cashew nut, caper & sultana beurre noisette

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

Madeleines straight out of the oven – HEAVEN

Table Seven | The Secret Life of Bee

 

To book for this amazing experience contact Luke or Katie here.

chefs warehouse at beau constantia

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Some meals are just special. Everything works in harmony. From the flavours and textures on the plate to the perfectly chilled wine in your ice bucket and expertly executed service. This was one of those meals.

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Chef’s Warehouse at Beau Constantia is a sensory treat. Set in one of the most beautiful locations over looking the Constantia wine valley surrounded by vineyards, forest and wild proteas. The setting matches the food which is almost too pretty to eat. The attention to details is astounding. Each flourish adds flavour and texture and nothing is placed on the plate without careful consideration. The oysters were a major highlight for me. Just wow. What a way to start the meal. Adorned with flavours from the garden and a paprika oil drizzled over them. They were spectacular.

Here are some of the highlights from this utterly sensational meal:

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Middle Eastern Beef Tataki, Buttermilk Dressing, Persian Dressed Cucumbers and Char Grilled Brick Pastry

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Tomatoes on Toast, Confit and Pickled Tomatoes, Curds and Herbs

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Linefish Escabeche, Pickles and Lime Labne

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Saffron Risotto with Cajun Spiced Brisket, Sour Cream and Fried Onions

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Char Grilled Blesbok, Pickles, Burnt Butter and Beetroot Sauce

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Wild Honey and Lavender Crème, Honeycomb and Smoked Cassia Bark Ice Cream

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Lemon Posset with Berry Coulis

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

The service is seamless. Just the right amount of attention without becoming overbearing.  The courses are perfectly timed and plentiful. It really is exceptionally good value for money and you will not leave hungry. They also have a sublime cheese platter but by the end of lunch we had lost count of the amount of courses we’d had and needed to roll ourselves home. I cannot wait to return for another spectacular meal.

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

Make it your next restaurant mission to dine at Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia.

Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia | The Secret Life of Bee

For the love of Cape Town

Just in case you are wondering why I live where I do.

Quite simply, here’s why…

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Not a bad way to start the day. Cucumber ribbons were at the ready!

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And then what beach day is complete without the ultimate picnic?

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Happiness.

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Babka

If you’re in the V&A Waterfront and your sweet tooth needs attention, look no further than the Babka from Cooked in The Watershed.

Babka
Babka

It was so good that i’m going to make it my mission to perfect one myself. Will experiment in the kitchen asap! Will then have to invite people over immediately so I don’t eat the whole thing myself!