The news is brief, and no doubt more will be revealed as 16 July gets closer. Dynamic Chefs Rikku O’Donnchü and Warwick King are opening a somewhat more permanent pop-up restaurant for a three month period before they are ready to open their exciting experimental fine dining restaurant, the location and name of which is still a big secret.
Having hosted a number of SŸN pop-ups at a variety of venues in Cape Town, the announcement of the SŸN at 47 pop-up restaurant opening on 16 July takes the reality of the new restaurant, due to open before the end of November, a step closer to fruition. It was not hard to identify that the pop-up address is the third floor of 47 on Bree Street, Cape Town’s premier restaurant street, and the home of Villa 47 on its first and second floors.
The announcement on Facebook is as follows: ‘In the run up to opening the most exciting and experimental dining restaurant in South Africa, Chefs Rikku and Warwick are set to open SŸN at 47, to tease the food lovers of the world before unleashing the main event! Stay tuned for the latest info.’
Chef Rikku is popping up in France at the beginning of July too, cooking at organic M.Chapoutier winery, a hybrid French-South African three course menu of Trout ceviche, pink grapefruit, elderflower, green peppercorn dressing, and capers; Herb-stuffed leg of lamb cooked on the barbecue, with a mint and Créme fraîche potato salad, and a roasted beetroot, pine nut, and goat cheese salad; and ending off with Malva pudding and créme anglaise and caramelised apricots. He is also visiting top international restaurants Arpège, L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and Les Papilles, in Paris, and JAN in Nice.
Last night Chef Rikku sent me the following, with the most amazing dish photographs, in order: Fruits of the Ocean, Holy Smoke, Plant Pot and Fossils, and Forest Floor :
SŸN at 47, Floor 3, 47 Bree Street, Cape Town. www.synpopups.co.za (from 26/6) Facebook: SŸN at 47. Instagram: @chef_rikku @chefking29 @thesyngroup
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