An evening at JAN Innovation Studio
Last week Tswalu hosted a group of industry friends to an evening at Chef Jan Hendrik’s recently opened Innovation Studio in Cape Town. It was a wonderful evening with great food and wine and delightful company.
Freelance travel and food writer Jane Broughton was one of the guests and had this to say: “The dining experience at Jan Innovation Studio is brave, experimental and theatrical, obliterating any preconceived notions of ‘fine dining’. From biltong dusted savoury lamingtons to a fish velouté made with Kalahari camel’s milk served with wafer-thin, ice-cold apple slivers, it showcases South Africa’s culinary heritage with an irresistible ‘tongue in cheek’ sassiness.”
In the Studio’s development kitchen, Jan and his team are exploring South Africa’s unique culinary heritage and ingredients with the aim of developing new dishes for KLEIN JAN which will open at Tswalu Kalahari.
The habitats of Tswalu
Broadly speaking, Tswalu includes five major habitats that have arisen primarily around the Korannaberg Mountains as a result of the windblown sands that comprise the Kalahari as we know it today.
Bedtime stories for Tswalu guests
Every night at Tswalu when guests retire to their suites, they will find a ‘good night’ box with a treat from The Motse kitchen and a printed folklore story to read before they turn in.