Top Cape Town restaurant The Test Kitchen is set to introduce a reduced-water dining experience which will run exclusively from April to May. The Drought Kitchen – essentially a pop-up within The Test Kitchen – has had Luke Dale Roberts and team focusing on using less water in the kitchen and front of house.
Measures include: saving grey water from air-conditioning units, using ice bucket water to mop the floors, disconnecting hoses in the scullery, fitting diffusers on taps, switching to disposable napkins and eliminating table cloths.
Taking water conservation one step further, chinaware has been replaced by “frames” and a piece of disposable card that dishes will be served on, effectively making every dish a picture.
The Drought Kitchen will run from Tuesday to Saturday. The six-course menu, which also includes three appetizers, is priced at R890 per person, excluding wines. Diners can also opt for the Tea Pairing Menu priced at R1040 per person, the Gourmand Wine Pairing Menu priced at R1190 per person or the Iconic Wine Pairing Menu priced at R1340 per person.