If you consider yourself a bit of a foodie then you can’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to sample a taste of chef Piet Huysentruyt’s culinary delights in the Cape. The double-Michelin-starred Belgian chef is set to open a two-week pop-up of his renowned Likoké Restaurant in Franschhoek at the end of February 2018 and we couldn’t be more excited! The celebrity chef is well known for earning two Michelin stars as well as for his numerous cooking shows and highly popular books.
Located at The Conservatory on Happy Valley Road in Franschhoek, the restaurant is a visiting version of Piet’s Michelin-starred restaurant of the same name, located in Les Vans in the Rhône Valley in France. Likoké is currently ranked 39th on the WBP Stars list of the world’s best restaurants so this visit to SA is indeed a big deal for the local food industry. South Africa is the chef’s last stop in an around the world tour which included stops in Belgium, Japan, Indonesia, and Singapore.
But this isn’t Piet’s first visit to Africa, his father owned a coffee plantation in the Belgian Congo and Likoké carries the nickname his father was given in the country when he resided there many years ago. The Franschhoek version of the restaurant will thus draw from Piet’s Congolese roots with the use of coffee elements and as well as with traditional Congolese dishes like moambe (chicken stew). Word on the street is there may also be a few SA-inspired treats on the menu!
Likoké in Franschhoek will be open for dinner from Tuesday to Saturday, between 28 February and 15 March 2018. The 12-15 course set menu will cost R1250 per person (R1900 with wine). To book your spot book online here.