The cultishly cool charcoal cookhouse on Church Street that’s owned and run by the inimitable Ash Heeger, is set to close its doors in June. And while we’re disappointed and rather sentimental that one of our favourite eateries in the city is closing after two years in operation, we are beyond excited that Ash plans to reopen later this year (in October) with a brand-new concept.
The exciting venture comes with a refined new menu, a remodel of the kitchen and outdoor sections, and a wiser, more discerning chef at the helm.
Riverine Rabbit, formerly known as Ash Restaurant, is set to open in October 2018 as an upmarket and sophisticated space curated by sister duo Ash Heeger and Mandy van der Berg. Just off the tourist track on Church Street in Cape Town’s city centre, and named after the nearly-extinct Karoo animal, the highly anticipated new restaurant sets to offer diners a delicious selection of handcrafted menu items, while opening their minds to the importance of sustainability and conscious cooking. Guests will be able to select from a short three-course offering, a five-course reduced tasting menu, or go all the way with a carefully curated seven-course degustation, paired with carefully selected wines, and even an exciting Chefs Table experience.
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