CHEF Mynhardt Joubert has been sharing his private space with diners for just over a year. Stasie Street Kitchen in Paarl came about after a friend told Joubert about this popular trend in Europe.
“It was a joint idea between me and Kerryn Lancaster (former KWV brand manager) after she returned from Paris.
“It’s a very French thing to do, having people come to your house to eat and enjoy watching the chef work in his kitchen,” says Joubert.
What started as a dining experience for corporate events, quickly turned into his home restaurant as word got out.
Guests receive a welcome drink after which they can enjoy a gin and tonic in the lounge before sitting down for a three or four-course meal.
“I have space for about 30 people to sit and they can watch us cook and plate their food –
(like a real home visit). We make guests feel welcome and safe.”