• A night to remember

    The Capital 15 on Orange invites Capetonians to experience the unparalleled 4D gastronomic entertainment of  ‘Le Petit Chef’ who will be in The Mother City for the first time from the 17th of March 2022. Arrive hungry as Le Petit Chef is preparing a six-course meal for you to feast upon, while you engage your other senses in the four-dimensional sensation that is his audio-visual extravaganza. The experience is set to run at least five shows each week.

    Le Petit Chef to make his Cape Town debut at The Capital 15 on Orange

    The unparalleled 4D gastronomic entertainment experience of ‘Le Petit Chef’ will be open to Cape Town diners at The Capital 15 on Orange for the first time, from 17 March 2022.

    Sure to feel right at home in the elegantly playful and iconic City Bowl hotel, ‘Le Petit Chef in The Footsteps of Marco Polo’ takes guests along a six-course culinary journey across the diverse mystical and magical regions traversed by the legendary explorer. The menu begins with inspiration from France, with guests at the show’s communal tables being taken luxuriously along a culinary journey in search of the greatest spices that Marco Polo would have encountered along the Silk Road.

    “This is truly a remarkable and unique dining adventure, never seen before in Cape Town – a city that is accustomed to the finest dining experiences that the world has to offer,” says Garnet Basson, the Capital’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are so proud that Le Petit Chef has chosen our hotel to introduce this incredible show to the Cape Town market, and we’re looking forward to a successful run of the show, in our specifically adapted venue.”

    The magic of the show is not just in the surprise and delight of the holographic miniature guide, it’s in the imaginative presentation too. For instance, Le Petit Chef sales away from Marseilles by folding a piece of paper into a boat, and the first course is served in a suitcase. The second scene is set in Arabia, and its course is served in an ornate black box, and diners must solve a puzzle to open it. Each course has its own inspiration and intrigue, building anticipation throughout the two-hour experience, while live entertainment inspired by each location adds even more fun and excitement to the show.

    Even though Le Petit Chef’s unique experience is offered in more than 51 locations worldwide, his story has been customised for his South African audience. The local story is built off the tale of a South African who runs into Le Petit Chef while backpacking in France and becomes his assistant – eventually bringing him home to Cape Town.

    “The Capital 15 on Orange is the perfect home for Le Petit Chef in Cape Town, with its elegantly sophisticated offering, and beautifully appointed suites and apartments for guests who choose to travel from afar to enjoy the experience, as well as those from Cape Town itself who just choose to take a specially themed staycation,” says Paul Rouessart, managing member of 100% Event, the South African license holder of the Le Petit Chef in South Africa.

    Set to run for at least five shows each week, #DinnerTimeStories with Le Petit Chef is the perfect way to celebrate a special occasion, whether it’s a landmark birthday or a corporate success. Guests are seated at a high-definition projected table-top, experiencing the beauty of the show together as the story and meal unfold together.

    On the menu

    • The menu is never revealed – it accommodates vegetarians and pescatarians
    • The menu contains no pork, no beef and/or alcohol and is Halaal (from a Halaal Butcher with certification) / Kosher friendly, but not wrapped certified – unfortunately, due to the nature of the show and the props used this is impossible to achieve.
    • The only nuts will be in the Spice bags accompanying the Arabian course and dessert presentation – all of which we can arrange to have removed.
    • The portions for each act of the show are plated up in specific props that allow for a guest to pick and choose.
    • They are able to accommodate a gluten-free diet.
    • If you do not wish to eat a specific aspect of the meal it can be left aside without it spoiling your dining experience in any way.
    • They serve 6-7 courses. Come hungry, the food is plentiful and there will be NO need to get a takeaway on the way home.

    All dietary requirements are dealt with when you check in on the day of the show.

    How to book

    Reservations for ‘Le Petit Chef in The Footsteps of Marco Polo’ can be booked at Computicket and more info on the Le Petit Chef website.

    To experience a night to remember and the most eye-catching meal you will ever have – book your seat on Computicket.


    Fatima is the editor of Food&Home. Trained in English Literature and recipe development, she can be found eating her way through Cape Town armed with a cookbook in her bag and her camera at the ready.