Lekker and lockdown-friendly.
The current lockdown laws have forced Essex-turned-South-African chef Matt Manning to reintroduce his at-home dining experiences, and allowing guests to enjoy perfectly prepared bistro favourites on an order-and-collect basis.
Designed to tantalise and excite your taste buds in the comfort of your own home, the Virtual Dining Box is an interactive five-course version of Matt’s utterly delicious cooking. Expect canapés of wild-mushroom arancini and venison tartare served with nori mayo, an amuse course of beetroot-cured Franschhoek trout, followed by a starter of shallot tarte tatin.
Classic beef Wellington with trimmings is the perfect main for winter in Cape Town, topped off with sticky toffee pudding, served with walnut caramel ice cream and chocolate soil.
So how does Virtual Dining work?
It’s quite simple, actually. Order your box for delivery or collection in Cape Town and you’re good to go! Three of the five courses have already been prepared – all you’ll need to do is plate them and enjoy!
Then, the interactive bit comes in: using the ingredients included in your package, you’ll need to create the remaining two courses using a simple video tutorial from the chef himself.
While the dishes are guaranteed to have that undeniable Grub & Vine taste, they are simple to whip up and rookie-friendly!
Et voilà! Home grub made over!
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Cost R1 200 for two people
Delivery fee R65 (10km radius of Bree Street)
R110 (10km –18km radius of Bree Street)
R225 (18km – 24km radius of Bree Street)
Please note A limited number of packages are available per day, so be sure to place your order at least 24 hours in advance.
Elevate your Virtual Box experience with these optional add-ons to make it unforgettable:
R80 Chef’s Studio spice mix range
R225 plate hire (designer crockery by Diana Ferrier)
R240 nonalcoholic bubbly by Allure
R895 Chef’s Studio denim and leather apron
R1 499 set of 3 Scanpan Pro Classic knives
R2 199 Scanpan Classic Induction Frypan Set 20cm and 26cm pans
R3 250 chef hire to cook for you
A la carte takeaway option
Don’t feel like all five courses? No problem. Select the dishes you fancy from Matt’s unfussy array of bistro favourites (vegetarian options are available). We’re talking Parmesan and cauliflower soup; mushroom risotto; linefish with Jerusalem artichokes, pearl barley, mussels and bacon; shellfish ravioli; and Posh Pies (short rib pie, with bone-marrow mash and beef sauce). Slurp!
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