Cape Town’s top cultural hotspot, and Africa’s largest art museum, will be the venue for a captivating culinary adventure this winter, when it hosts a series of pop-up dinners on the sixth floor of the breathtaking structure. This is the location of Zeitz MOCAA’s classy restaurant, Zeitz MOCAA Food, which offers impressive 270-degree views of the V&A Waterfront and surrounding cityscape.
The pop-up dinners will showcase local flavours and freshly sourced ingredients, while ensuring a range of dietary requirements are catered for. The gastronomic display is set to complement the visual artistry of the structure and its array of inspiring exhibitions.
Zeitz MOCAA pop-up dinners: What to expect
Each dinner will feature a new menu, so expect fresh and exciting new flavours at each visit. Guests will have the option of ordering à la carte, or opting for a set three-course meal (or a two-course meal at a reduced price).
Each of the three courses will have a number of options on offer. The menu for the next event offers an idea of what’s in store:
- Octopus, served with congo pineapple and chilli
- Textures of mielies, which is a dish of a sweetcorn fritter with creamy mielie pap, grilled corn, cauliflower and caramelised onions
- Confit quail, served with black garlic and tarragon jus
- Shiro, which is a chickpea salad served with West Coast herbs and a spicy Ethiopian chickpea sauce
- Linefish, served with grilled berbere-spiced okra and lime butter
- Mozambique peri-peri chicken, served with corn, amasi and steamed buns
- Ribeye, served with moi-moi fries and smoked chakalaka
- Beyaynetu (vegetarian), which is a vegan flat cake, served with African chickpea, lentil, aubergine and potato curry
- Amasi, with rose water and guava
- Iziqhamo, or textures of local fruit
- Chechebsa, which is a spicy pancake with lime honey and frozen coconut yoghurt
The wine list will offer a range of local whites and reds (not included in the cost of the three-course special).
The dinner reservations start at 6.30pm, and the last booking will be taken at 8pm. For more information, contact Zeitz MOCAA Food, or book through DinePlan.
Diarise these dates for the Zeitz MOCAA pop-up dinners:
Good to know The museum will not be operational during this time, so there will be no entrance fee.
About the Zeitz MOCAA Museum
Touted as Cape Town’s very own Tate Modern, Zeitz MOCAA boasts one of the largest collections of contemporary African art, and was named as one of TIME Magazine’s Top 100 Destinations of 2018.
Located in a former grain silo, the massive nine-storey space underwent a state-of-the-art overhaul, courtesy of esteemed British architect Thomas Heatherwick, and houses 6 000 square metres of exhibition space within 100 galleries, as well as a restaurant area and a charming Sculpture Garden.
Good to know For R270 per year, you gain membership at the Zeitz MOCAA, which grants unlimited free admission to exhibitions, preferential queuing at the entrance, extended opening hours and access to special member events, such as talks and tours.
Operating times Daily 10am – 6pm; first Friday of the month 10am – 9pm
Cost R190 (single day entry); R95 (First Friday of the month from 4pm – 9pm); Free (year-round for under-18s); Free (African citizens, Wednesdays 10am – 1pm)