About two weeks ago I attended a rather magical evening hosted by Weylandts to celebrate their collaboration with Dutch contemporary furniture designer, Jan te Lintelo of Linteloo. Together they’ve designed some fantastic sofas and it’s good to hear that Weylandts’ local manufacturing standards meet Jan’s high expectations! Jan has also been a supporter and benefactor of the Isabelo Feeding Scheme run by Le Quartier Francais. And so of course they turned to its well known chef, Margot Janse, to create a foodie feast that was presented like no other.
We experienced a sensory and visual delight that’s certainly difficult to explain. Starting with a wooden tree adorned with bird houses and nests filled with intriguing colourful ‘balls’. You had no idea what you were biting into, which made the experience all the more fun. Potted salmon in squid ink crumbs, Beetroot and spiced lime in beetroot crumbs and Saffron risotto rolled in parmesan snow… the flavours were exceptional and so creative.
I think the highlight was the rather fantastical food trough which was filled with rainbow coloured ‘edible soil’ from cocoa, garlic and almond to hazelnut and beet. The trough was then filled with all sorts of delicious treats such as charred asparagus sticks, quail legs, mushroom logs and containers with even more incredible fillings.
They had the most delicious cheese station where the biscotti and crostini hung from nails on a wall. The nails were positioned in the shape of a tree. Did I mention creative?
Lastly they had a striking dessert wall where hundreds of spoons were filled with pretty textured rocks of sweetness. The evening was held at the Green Point branch which is looking absolutely beautiful at the moment. They really have something stunning pieces at the moment. So do pop in, you wont be able to experience this same foodie wonderland but why not take in some visual decor inspiration and then treat yourself to a lunch at The Kitchen!