The iconic Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, is set to become a temporary home to EDGE this summer, hosting a season of pop-up dinners from 7 December to April 2023.
Captained by young gun Vusi Ndlovu, in partnership with Absie Pantshwa, EDGE seeks to celebrate all that makes Africa so remarkable. With a focus on underutilised ingredients and progressive techniques. Inspired by recipes passed down over generations, Ndlovu and his team are looking to bring their celebration of deliciousness in Africa right to the centre of the Mother City.
After a successful run of pop-ups in Franschhoek over the last year, Vusi and his team are showcasing his menu against the magnificent lush backdrop of Mount Nelson. EDGE serves as a canvas for local food and wine heroes, with plenty of interesting stories to tell.
The menu, conceptualised by Ndlovu and inspired by his own heritage, is an ever-changing curation of dishes that highlight indigenous ingredients, reimagined in a contemporary, simple and respectful way. The dishes w pay homage to Ndlovu’s past experience and curiosity, as well as the rich history of this great continent. Guests can expect to find a mouthwatering snapshot of Africa on a plate.
Vusi has left no stone unturned in his search for ingredients. From markets to traditional artisans and small-scale farmers, EDGE’s menu serves as a platform for discovering fascinating indigenous ingredients, with a strong focus on cooking over flames. Keeping things local, the wine list features an interesting rotation of independent producers and niched boutique wineries. The drinks offering is also topped off with a uniquely curated cocktail list, developed especially for the EDGE team, with their indigenous spirit in mind.
EDGE’s Mount Nelson residency runs from December until April, on Wednesday to Sunday weekly.
Reservations for dinners are open.