FINAL PRACTICAL EVENING

Do you remember our chef babies? Well, they are in Matric this year and this is officially their final chef practical in this class before they go into the world. And what a pleasure it is for us for Mrs Le Roux to allow us back into her kitchen again to help facilitate this amazing final exam.

It’s very nostalgic for us to come into this space, we were once in this very class many … many, many years ago ??so it brings back amazing memories. These students are absolutely industry level chefs and they won’t have a problem adapting to the intimidating industry.

We prepared 80 plates with bread, Hors D’oeuvres, starters, palet cleanser, main meal, dessert and coffee with Friandise. Is that a food production or what? ???WOW!!! And they killed it!!! Each and every one of those plates came out looking beautiful.

We are in absolute awe of these young chefs and we wish them all the success in the world. ?

And our favorite photographer and sis Ress Photography, thank you for coming along and capturing this beauty that we experience. We love you.

To Mrs Le Roux, she really shaped how we looked at the hospitality industry and is a big part of what we chose to go this route, we are forever grateful. Thank you for everything.

 

With Love, The Twins xx

CHINESE HOTPOT POP UP

We took a trip to Chengdu, China earlier this year to visit our very good friend Kut and before we arrived we told her…”we are not here for anything else but the food ?!!!” We wanted to eat and taste everything and Kut made sure that’s what we would experience. On our very first night we had a noodle bowl ?and it was amazing ☺️☺️??. We had all sorts of amazing food but Chengdu is known for it’s Hotpot, it’s literally hot and spicy at the same time and we knew that we had to bring this experience home with us. We made sure we made space for some hotpot stock when we came home.

Our trip to this amazing country inspired our very first pop up of this year. We wanted our friends and people around us to experience the amazing flavors.

We had the pleasure of collaborating with Grain Field Chicken and most of our dishes were chicken based, it was almost a breeze putting this menu together. Our main dish was definitely the hotpot with the chicken and the fun thing about it is, you get to cook your own food, which is great. We served a Chinese chicken noodle salad for starters and a Chinese wine pomegranate sangria. We had a flavored sticky rice, vegetable stir-fry and popcorn chicken as the sides. It was lovely and straight to the point.

As always, it’s always hard work putting the pop up dinner together, it really doesn’t get easier at all. We were lucky enough to host at a gorgeous boutique hotel in Pretoria called Birdwood Estate. With a lovely garden and views for our guest. The staff were so pleasant and they made the experience so much smoother for us, we are thankful.

We had amazing assistants who came to our rescue and helped with the order of the evening, our babies Kele, Ikanyeng, Pearl and Kamo, it was a great pleasure working with them.

And of course our friend Tebogo and her partner did our amazing artwork and ress_photography did the photography. We are very thankful for a strong girl team.

The 15th pop up!!! Can you believe that? Wow.

To many more… cheers ???❤️❤️

With love, The Twins xx

 

RESTAURANT AAND

Pop up restaurant number #14. Can you guys believe that? ☺️☺️ we really can’t, we are so grateful. Words can’t explain. ❤️

We had the most amazing evening on Friday the 26th of October. We went back to our old high school (Woerie Land ☺️☺️) and basically went back to our original cooking roots. We had an incredible Hospitality Teacher, Mrs Le Roux, She made us fall in love with cooking ?? and she’s the reason we pursued cheffing professionally. ??‍???‍? She took us to Thailand ?? on one school tour for an ultimate culinary experience and it opened our eyes to our now favorite cuisine EVER, we could talk about her the whole day, she’s just so incredible.??‍?☺️❤️ She allowed us to become the teachers, it was a great responsibility but she taught us well so she knew what she was doing ☺️☺️. 

We used to have these restaurant evenings for our end year exams, Mrs Le Roux asked us to come facilitate this last exam with her. The students were impeccable, we were in so much awe. They pulled off four incredible course for guests that evening, they made it so easy to work with them. They are a naughty bunch though ☺️☺️? but they are super incredible, we are so inspired by each and every one of them. We will never forget their cute faces. ❤️❤️

You guys know Heiress right? Our beautiful baby and photographer? ?. Can we ever say thank you enough to her? We don’t think so, she’s literally been to every single pop up and we’ve watched her grow and she’s seen her grow as well, we are so thankful for you and your amazing work our babe. We love you so much. ??❤️❤️

Laarger Rooibos has been our biggest support this year and we are so thankful for everything and also, everyone around us is thankful to them because they’ve been drinking amazing tea this entire year ? ☕️ ☺️☺️ people often ask us how many cups of tea we drink everyday… honestly, we lose count ☺️☺️ we are spoilt for choice??‍♀️??‍♀️, Rooibos Tea is literally our water. 

We’ve seen and experienced so much love and support this year, we are truly grateful. 

Love and Light to you all. 

God bless ??❤️

#withlovefromthetwins ❤️❤️