23 Sep The Creamery Secret Dinner | Win Tickets!
The Creamery opened a brand new shop in Newlands on the 14th of September. They’re also hosting a midnight feast in their new space on Friday 27 September, as part of the series of Secret Dinners in build up to the Spier Secret Festival on 25-26 October 2013.
The Secret Dinners are hosted in and around Cape Town, by different chefs, bloggers and designers. Hosts include Yang Zhao from Beijing Opera, Matt and Lyall from Thingking, Urban Farmer and Designer Matt Allison, and Jules from Outlandish Kitchen.
Here’s how it works: you pick a host, book a ticket, and closer to the time you get an address. On the night, a group of strangers arrive at the secret location to have dinner together. The hosts put together the menu and the concept, and choose the location, so each dinner is a unique dining experience.
Before The Creamery started, Kate was a chef working in the sustainable food industry. She travelled and worked in the U.S.A, and made ice cream at home for friends and family. She decided to open an ice cream company, and placed an add on Gumtree for a partner-in-crime. Marianne was working in the film industry at the time. They had some mutual friends, and Marianne applied. She got the job thanks to her extraordinary home-baking skills, and The Creamery was opened in November 2011. They only sold their product at markets and their kitchen in Mowbray.
The Creamery recently did some rebranding, and opened up the brand spanking new shop in Newlands last Saturday (14 September), right in time for spring! The space dictated how the shop would look, but it had to be functional and fun. The new shop is clean, fresh and shiny.
Jordan Metcalf and Adam Hill were the graphic designers. They created the new logo, and chose a brighter and fuller turquoise as The Creamery’s signature color. They also did the signage outside, which Kate and Marianne love. Lauren Bolus and Amir Gazit from Make were the Architects. NewPort Lighting, their neighbours in Mowbray, did the lights.“The Creamery really is a giant collaborative project,” says Kate.
This dessert café serves nostalgic classics like Waffles (made from scratch!), Sundaes, Half-baked Chocolate Pecan Cookies, and a seriously addictive Banana Split, with generous scoops of The Creamery’s ice cream on everything, of course.
Their name emphasizes the source of their product, and they only use ethically sourced, small-scale and sustainable produce. Kate and Marianne are very actively involved in sourcing the produce, and they can tell you exactly where all of their ingredients come from, even naming the farmers and suppliers.
The ice cream flavours are seasonal, and depend on the availability of produce. At the moment they have Pink Lady Apple. Regular flavours are Peanut butter, 65% Chocolate, Salted Caramel and Farm Cream.
The concept for their Secret Dinner is “midnight feast”, so it’ll be relaxed and casual. The menu will include six small courses, and it’ll show off their savoury cooking skills too. They want to celebrate the new shop, their delicious ice cream and their fantastic suppliers, so it’s going to be a party!
We are giving away a set of double tickets to The Creamery’s Secret Dinner. Fill in this form before midnight on Wednesday 25 September to stand a chance to win! Winner announced on Thursday 26 September 2013.
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UPDATE: Congrats to the winner, Tarryn Uys! We’ll be in touch shortly about how to claim your tickets. Enjoy!
Go to The Spier Secret Festival’s website to book for The Creamery’s dinner, or to find out more about the other dinners and hosts.
Also check out the Spier Secret Festival Conference. The conference includes local and international speakers, sharing secrets and insights about food and wine.
Speakers include the original food experience designer, Marije Vogelzang. She’s also hosting an interactive eating experience on Friday 25 October 2013, exploring the ancient cooking method of baking meat and vegetables in clay. Book for the dinner here.