I always walk past Entrepo (opposite CNA, next to Typo) and admiringly stare inside, but I never go in because the stuff just looks expensive. I was surprised to see that everything is really affordable. And really cool. The owner told us that you don’t need anything in the store, but everything will make you really happy 🙂 I don’t think he could have described it better- they’ve got a funky gadget for everything and anything you’d want to do in the kitchen. Garlic crushers, macaroon makers, wine aerators… I could go on forever. You have to go to the store and just look around. Everything we used to prep the dinner (and to serve it) is from Entrepo.
We sat down to some snacks and drinks and got chatting, while our chef for the evening (Preeti from the Culinary Project) started prepping our dinner.
|Chef Preeti hard at work|
|Those look like normal chips, but they’re actually fat free- made with a chip maker from the store. Cool, hey?|
|Apparently these black slates are what all the top restaurants are now serving in. I can testify to that, because at the Test Kitchen in CT, all our dishes were served on similar looking plates|
I got to meet some of my favourite Jozi bloggers, including Emma from Emma Jane Nation, Angie from Lucky Pony, Crystal from Joburg’s Darling and Carolanne from Carolanne’s kitchen. I also met some journalists from House and Leisure as well as Elle Decor.
|Angie and Emma|
We were all split into teams and assigned either the starter, main or dessert to prepare. Our group was tasked with the main- a chicken tagine.
|Preparing the chickpeas to accompany the tagine|
|OUT of my comfort zone|
|Starter: salmon teriyaki with ginger and sesame steamed asparagus|
|Main: moroccan lemon chicken tagine with marinated chickpeas and almond cous cous|