• Neil Swart and his business partner Anouchka Horn are set to revitalize the Capetonian dining experience. They have a dream of opening a small and bespoke eatery in the heart of Cape Town, with a difference.

    At Belly of the Beast guests will be served a menu using only seasonal, locally sourced and grown produce, paired with exquisite wines. This nose-to-tail eatery will ensure that every part of the animal will be used in the preparation and final dishes, making for unique and creative culinary combinations. The menu will change daily and there will be no menu options or set number of courses, making for truly exciting dining.

    From the breads to the main dishes and desserts will all be made from scratch in an on-display kitchen, creating an amphitheater for guests to watch the chefs at work. To ensure only the best quality dishes, space will be limited to 20 guests, creating a truly intimate and personal dining experience with both Neil and Anouchka also serving the wine and food. Belly of the Beast’s location will soon be revealed.

    Not only is Neil and Anouchka determined to open this Cape Town first, they are also one of the first chefs in South Africa to crowdfund such a prolific project. The public is invited to pledge towards making this intimate eatery a realization with superb rewards attached to each pledge. The rewards include an Unplugged Fokofpolisiekar show at Neil and Anouchka’s well established Arugula Bistro in Welgemoed, cooking courses at Belly of the Beast and even owning a tile in the eatery. To make your pledge and see all the rewards on offer visit  https://www.thundafund.com/project/bellyofthebeast.

    For more information, visit www.bellyofthebeast.co.za.

    Imka Webb

    Imka Webb is a freelance digital marketing expert and the digital editor of Food & Home Entertaining magazine.  www.imkawebb.com