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Food & wine pairing feast in a working artists’ studio

In the 50s, Pablo Picasso was famous for entertaining groups of friends and fans in his light-filled studio in Paris. In the 60s, Andy Warhol’s Manhattan studio, The Factory, became a psychedelic refuge for creative souls from all walks of life. Now, in 2018, Maia du Plessis and sculptor husband Otto open their creative space in Woodstock to host innovative food + wine pairing experiences in Cape Town, South Africa.

Highlights

  • Canapés + welcome drinks served while you explore an atmospheric artists’ studio
  • Introduction to specially selected wines by a seasoned winemaker or other wine expert
  • An abundant dinner paired with wine in the candlelit studio
  • Meeting fellow food + wine enthusiasts
  • Carefully sourced seasonal, organic produce lovingly prepared + beautifully served

Overview

The Bronze Age Studio in Woodstock is an inspiring space that veritably hums with the thrill of artistic creation. Filled with works in various stages of completion by well-known resident artists that include co-owner Otto du Plessis, Charles Haupt, Trevor Potter and Melanie Lourens (to name but a few), it is a place that instils a sense wonderment and infinite possibility.

Having the opportunity to walk among the artworks-in-the-making that fill the shelves and floor of the Bronze Age Studio is a treat in and of itself; sitting down at a candlelit table to enjoy a lovingly prepared, beautifully presented meal catapults it *one shot* into a completely different, fully wow-inducing level.

“Provisions was born out of a love of food, wine and art,” says chef Maia du Plessis, the culinary mastermind behind the fresh, seasonally inspired dishes that make their way onto the long table during dinners at the Bronze Age Studio. “Our food ethos is seasonality, simplicity and allowing the best produce to taste of itself. And of course, for the food and wine to sing together.”

Maia worked in advertising after university and then segued into styling, which lead to food styling – a dream job for a girl who has always lived with people who adore cooking. Growing up with a Greek mother, she was raised on dolmades and moussaka while other children were snacking on fish fingers and slaptjips. As a young adult, she shared a comparatively spacious NY pad with other foodies, including a very talented half-French, half-Filipino chef who used them all as guinea pigs during his studies at the French Culinary Institute in New York. After a stint in recipe development and menu consultation for a well-known wine farm back home in RSA, she started doing catering, which eventually led to the establishment of Provisions.

These days Maia and husband Otto open their shared studio, enclosed courtyard and open kitchen to guests from all walks of life who flock to Provisions to enjoy inimitable, 360° sensory experiences. Maia herself prepares the food and welcomes guests into her cooking space, while a guest wine expert presents an informal tasting specifically paired with the evening’s dishes.

“I’ve always loved the idea of creating a space where people can enjoy food and experience art in a space that is not a gallery,” says Maia. “I host people and want them to know that each time they return they will see something new, so the art is always changing, and the space is always evolving.”

Details

  • Included
  • Not Included
  • Important Information
  • Itinerary
  •  Welcome drink + canapés
  • Family-style main feast served at a candlelit table in the studio
  • Dessert
  • Still + sparkling water
  • If you plan to enjoy the wine-pairing component of the experience, we recommend that you make use of a taxi or an Uber.
  • Minimum of 8 bookings needed for the experience to go ahead. If the minimum is not reached you will be fully refunded.
  • There is street parking available for self-drivers.

19h00: Arrival at Studio, you’ll receive a welcome drink and settle in
19h30: Welcoming and settling in.
20h00: Take your seat at the table
20h15: Dinner is served
22h00: Order your Uber and head home

What eatsplorers are saying

“I host people and want them to know that each time they return they will see something new, so the art is always changing, and the space is always evolving.”

Maia du Plessis
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Food & wine pairing feast in a working artists’ studio

Food & wine pairing feast in a working artists’ studio
Woodstock, cape town