In-depth Cape Malay cookery demonstrations are somewhat shrouded in secrecy for a city teeming with so much cultural oomph. Is it due to the intricate and challenging balance of eastern spices, merged with traces of traditional Dutch and San cuisine?
Perhaps. Luckily for us, Cape Fusion Tours is on hand to provide an earnest and thought-provoking insight, with the help of Cass Abrahams, the de-facto queen of traditional Cape Malay cuisine. Guests are welcomed into the heart of Abrahams's own home, where they are given the rare opportunity to explore her immeasurable wealth of knowledge with an educational half-day cooking demonstration, during which Abrahams shares conversational tidbits regarding the background and local impact of this cooking form.
The effortless and interactive ambiance allows students to volunteer if they are confident enough, and to savor every detail. The menu itself is kept under wraps until the last minute, which adds a sense of mystery and also keeps Cape Fusion Tours ahead of the pack. Cape Malay Cooking with Cass is a cultural foodie experience unique to Cape Town and is perfect for anyone - local or tourist - who is curious to learn more about the art of South African cooking.
The Nitty-gritty: The price includes a three-course lunch and recipes. Refreshments are available as an optional extra. No alcoholic drinks are served by Muslim tradition.