• To celebrate the southern summer season, Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel Cape Town, will welcome restaurant EDGE to their landmark location and grounds.

    Led by EDGE Head Chef Vusi Ndlovu and General Manager Absie Pantshwa, the EDGE residency will take over the 60 seated Oasis Bistro and be open for dinner Wednesday through Sunday from the 7th of December 2022 until April 2023, with a menu offering contemporary African cuisine.

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    Restaurant EDGE initiates creative collaborations with like-minded partners to produce a holistic celebration of the African continent.

    Conceptualised by Chef Vusi Ndlovu and inspired by his own heritage and experience, EDGE focuses on underexplored native ingredients, progressive techniques, and recipes passed down over generations, allowing guests to discover a snapshot of Africa on each plate.

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    The results are menus that showcase the components that make Africa so significant.

    An ever-changing curation of dishes highlights indigenous ingredients sourced from local markets, traditional artisans, and small-scale farmers, which in turn serves as an opportunity to support local businesses.

    With a focus on cooking over flame, dishes are reimagined in a contemporary, minimalist, and respectful way, invoking a strong sense of community and tradition (Gogo’s, – grandmother’s – cooking), reminiscent of African storytelling around the fire.

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    Guests can expect Ujeqe noMsobho, which is a steamed bun traditionally eaten with hands and served with beef essence. In addition is the Broccoli dish, charred and cooked in a groundnut sauce with roasted peanuts, and dressed in a special miso made from Bambara nuts.

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    The wine list will parallel the kitchen and feature an exciting rotation of local independent wineries, focusing on minimal intervention and natural labels that are ‘progressive regional” from boutique producers.

    An innovative, curated cocktail list has been developed exclusively by the EDGE team using African spirits, botanicals, and ingredients. From the food to the drink offering, Chef Vusi and his team will set Africa in all her summer glory against the backdrop of the iconic Table Mountain and Belmond’s Mount Nelson hotel – the internationally acclaimed, beating heart of Cape Town.

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    Opening Times: Wednesday to Sunday: 19:00 – 23:00 7th December 2022 – April 2023

    Pre Booking reservations for dinner are available to book here.

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    Issued by Lotus International 

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