“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa” -John Hemingway.
With a focus on underutilised ingredients, progressive techniques and recipes passed down over generations, EDGE is a holistic celebration of Africa. From the food, to the wine, to the art on the walls and the apparel design on the staff, EDGE will serve as a canvas for local heroes. EDGE is the combined work of Vusi Ndlovu, Absie Pantshwa and Mandla Pantshwa.
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, minimalist and respectful way. These dishes pay homage to Ndlovu’s past experience and curiosity, as well as the rich history of this great continent. The menu will serve as a platofrm for indigenous ingredients, sourced from local markets, traditional artisans and small-scale farmers. With a focus on cooking over flames, the menu will invoke a strong sense of community and tradition, reminiscent of African storytelling around the fire.