Delaire Graff’s Indochine Restaurant is famous for the dramatic ‘Swallows in Flight’ art installation, created by Lionel Smit, in collaboration with André Stead. Featuring over 1,300 swirling Perspex swallows, it is described as “a symbol of freedom and endurance that describes the innate liberty and graceful beauty of the human spirit”.
Well the Indochine swallows have taken flight for the winter and have migrated to a new habitat during the refurbishment of the existing Indochine Restaurant space that takes place until October this year.
The swallows temporary home is the Delaire Graff wine lounge where head chef Virgil Kahn and his team have created the Indo Pop-Up and are offering an exceptional eight-course dinner menu in an open-kitchen setting. The winter menu will be incorporating the finest local ingredients, including herbs and vegetables sourced directly from the estate’s greenhouse and garden.
With the Cape one of the earliest meeting points between East and West, sailors returned from Asia’s spice lands with great riches, and it is these flavours that are celebrated at the Indo Pop-Up, together with the expression they found in South Africa’s Cape Malay cuisine.
The Indo Pop-Up offers guests an eight-course, set dinner menu from Tuesday to Saturday (available until 30 September). Diners are invited to arrive from 18h00, with simultaneous seating at 18h30
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