Prepare to turn pastry-making into an art form at one of Cape Town’s premier art destinations, when The Skotnes Restaurant at Norval Foundation hosts a series of Open Kitchen pastry workshops. Head pastry chef Isca Stoltz will be your guide as you attempt to craft creative pastries in the restaurant kitchen, followed by a sit-down dinner where you get to enjoy the fruits of your labour.
Norval Open Kitchen: Freshly Foraged
The theme for the first Open Kitchen is Foraging – something not commonly associated with pastry-making! As such, the journey begins in Norval’s mesmerising sculpture garden, which is appropriate, since you’ll be using the ingredients you gather to create your own works.
After collecting some local botanicals, you’ll head for the kitchen for a pastry-making session, during which recipes for the following pastries will be provided:
- buchu macarons
- passionfruit and burnt-thyme tarts
- peppermint geranium ice-cream sandwiches
- green-rooibos marmalade and wild-rosemary potato bread with a wild-garlic butterA delicious soup will be made and served with the bread for dinner.
Also included in the pastry workshop:
- a botanical cocktail made with homemade bitters
- two glasses of wine
- recipes and take-away boxes to take home
- a Q&A with head pastry chef Isca Stoltz (this will take place during the dinner
So be sure to book your spot at Norval Foundation’s first Open Kitchen, where the creative and culinary will meet.
About The Skotnes Restaurant
Named after legendary local artist and teacher Cecil Skotnes, Norval Foundation’s restaurant overlooks mountains, vineyards and the impressive sculpture garden. The bistro-style menu pays homage to traditional South African dishes, but with a modern twist on flavours. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Skotnes Restaurant & Bar is a decidedly civilised way to end (or start) an exhilarating outing to this world-class art gallery.