SO CHEF! 2017 Edition – 21st October 2017

Following the success of previous editions, So Chef! is coming back to East London on Saturday 21st of October 2017. Celebrate the diversity of French cuisine with us and treat yourself to a unique and memorable gastronomic experience à la française!

This year, the Alliance française of East London is welcoming chef Wandile Mabaso, ambassador of French gastronomy in South Africa. He will work with a local chef from Key Largo restaurant at Hemingways for this 4-handed (2 chefs) gastronomic dinner.

When:          Saturday 21st October 2017
Venue:          Key Largo at Hemingways
Time:           18:00 Pre-drinks
19:00 Dinner
Dress Code:  Smart
Price:           R450/person for the dinner – All drinks will be to your own acount

RSVP by Wednesday latest to – Limited seats

Menu designed by chef Wandile Mabaso:


Summer baby vegetable garden. Marinated sardine in garlic confit. Calamata and anchovy puree. Coriander & cumin salsa verde



Lamb loin. French lentil ragout cooked in raz al hanout spice. Saffron potato case. Caramelized artichoke. Lamb citrus jus.



Lemon sculpture, Citrus parfait, White chocolate soil. Charcoal smoked salted caramel

About chef Wandile Mabaso:

He is the new, young and fresh Soweto born chef who is set to disrupt the culinary scene in Johannesburg. Wandile trained in classical French cuisine in New York City, following his culinary education in South Africa. He currently specialises in contemporary French haute cuisine, where only the finest ingredients are used and treated with extreme perfection. Wandile gives special attention to detail complimented by his creative presentation.

Most noteworthy, Wandile is back in Paris cooking at the world renowned 2 Star Michelin restaurant, Le Meurice, under legendary chef Alain Ducasse. His contract with him ends this year, with the option to extend into 2018.

More info and Today’s Beautiful news on News 24

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