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Eat this now: Pumpkin cheesecake at DW Eleven-13

In the latest instalment of our ‘eat/drink this now’ series, Rupesh Kassen reveals his new favourite sweet-savoury dessert in Jozi.

The mission

While pumpkin is traditionally considered as a staple side dish to a steakhouse classic, chef Marthinus Ferreira of DW Eleven-13 is putting convention to rest with this delicious dessert on the new winter menu. You simply must eat the pumpkin cheesecake right now.

The experience

A tower of luscious pumpkin cheesecake is accompanied by a creamy latte ice cream (which Marthinus needs to start selling by the tub) pumpkin-seed crumble, spiced meringues and silky pumpkin purée. A perfect marriage of savoury and sweet for R85.

Pumpkin Cheesecake. Photos courtesy of Rupesh Kassen.

Pumpkin Cheesecake. Photos courtesy of Rupesh Kassen.

The creator

Marthinus’s innovative yet comforting dishes showcase his philosophy of using fresh, seasonal ingredients. This dessert is a perfect balance of sugar and cheesy goodness, designed especially for those with a not-so-sweet tooth.

The verdict

I normally like to end my meal with a sugar rush, but this dish has me converted. Make sure you get a morsel of each component on your spoon for a complete sensory experience.

DW Eleven-13. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

DW Eleven-13. Photo courtesy of the restaurant.

Have you tried the pumpkin cheesecake at DW Eleven-13? Don’t spare any details in your quick review.

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