• Despite Cape Town’s chill, things are sizzling at The Pot Luck Club! Introducing the Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza featuring a decadent multi-course menu, Bottomless Bubbles, and the city’s top-notch Bloody Mary.

    “We’re thrilled to offer our loyal diners a comprehensive experience of our legendary Sunday brunch at The Pot Luck Club including all the trimmings!” enthused Jason Kosmas, Executive Chef at The Pot Luck Club. “Our Sunday Brunch is always served as a set menu of 10 courses, designed to deliver a completely unique Pot Luck experience,” Kosmas elaborated. “We aim to make Sunday late mornings a delightful anticipation where guests can relax and let us take care of their culinary choices!”

    Guests can simply settle in, decide between bubbles or a Bloody Mary, and indulge in Bottomless Bubbly for the winter season, featuring Boschendal’s elegant Brut and Rosé Cap Classiques – the perfect complement to Kosmas’ culinary creations.

    Prefer vodka? The Pot Luck Club’s Bloody Mary station is renowned in the Mother City. Featuring a secret tomato base recipe, guests are encouraged to personalise their drink with house-infused vodkas and a selection of spices and flavourings, including Worcestershire pearls, bacon swizel sticks, cucumber, and celery – all stirred up by the talented mixologists for a memorable start.

    To kick off the Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza there is West Coast oysters, freshly shucked and dressed with Kosmas’ weekly creation, delivering a briny burst of happiness to start the day. Oysters lead a succession of snack-sized courses packed with flavours to awaken the palate.

    Following the oysters, there is buttery brioche with quail egg, porcini hollandaise, and mushroom duxelles, a lavish English muffin with lobster, kohlrabi, peas, and cauliflower, and the comforting yet vibrant flavours of a curry lamb shank taco with parsnip cream and mint salsa.

    Following hot on the heels of the Snacks is what’s become something of a signature to Sunday Brunch: a suitably Pot Luck makeover of a classic ‘Arnold Bennett’ open omelette redolent with smoked haddock. From the signature to the seasonal, the ‘Salad’ course offers a palate-breather, with Kosmas tapping into whatever’s fresh in the markets that week.

    Following the salad is a heartier main course, with Kosmas usually making duck the star of the meal.  It’s another experience unique to Sunday Brunch, served family-style at the table and plated with an array of sides; from beetroot tarte tatin to roast vegetables.

    “It’s about creating a homely atmosphere with a touch of something special,” Kosmas reflected. “By this stage, guests should feel like they’re enjoying a leisurely Sunday lunch – relaxing, chatting, helping themselves, and coming back for seconds. It’s laid-back.”

    Brunch ends with a pre-dessert of baked goodies from the pastry kitchen before a light, often fruity dessert to cleanse the palate and draw a line under a decadent day.

    “It’s a really unique way to discover and enjoy the food of The Pot Luck Club, and it’s proven hugely popular. We find this format works so well, and we put a lot of effort into creating new plates, and tweaking old favourites,” says Kosmas. “We take our time to create each dish. Some happen quite organically, others take a lot of development work. But it’s always worth it in the end.”

    With fully booked tables throughout the past summer, it’s clear that locals in the know agree. Add in the lively tunes of a live jazz band, and you have a boisterously cheerful gathering of food enthusiasts, friends, and dedicated Pot Luck aficionados enjoying the best Sunday Brunch in town.

    The Pot Luck Club’s Sunday Brunch is served from 11:00 AM every Sunday.

    The Pot Luck Club Sunday Brunch Winter Extravaganza is priced at an all-inclusive rate of R1250 per person, covering the full 10-course menu, bottomless bubbly (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), and the DIY Bloody Mary Station. It is valid from Sunday 7th of July through to Sunday 29 September 2024, with the summer season brunches kicking off from October to the end of April 2025.

    Visit The Pot Luck Club Cape Town at 375 Albert Road, The Old Biscuit Mill, The restaurant is open for lunch Monday to Saturday from 12h30. There are 2 evening seating times: 18h00 until 20h15 and 20h30 until 22h30. Luke’s quintessential Sunday Brunch is served every Sunday with bookings from 11h00 to closing time 15h30.

    For more details and reservations, please visit www.thepotluckclub.co.za.


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