Chef Jackie Cameron, of Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine in Hilton, KwaZulu-Natal, has plans in motion to open up her own restaurant at the school’s location. To test the waters, Jackie has decided to launch a four-month brunch pop-up with her students to give KZN a taste of what’s to come.
Jackie, who reveals she has been missing working in the kitchen of a restaurant, will be opening her brunch pop-up twice a month on the dates 22 and 23 July, 29 and 30 July, 19 and 20 August, 26 and 27 August, 2 and 3 September, 9 and 10 September, 7 and 8 October, 28 and 29 October. While the menu is still being fine-tuned, guests can look forward to three-course gourmet brunches that are inspired by Jackie’s dining experiences in San Francisco. Look forward to the likes of hot baked starters, traditional fish or egg seconds, and sweet endings, with optional add-ons and South African heritage touches like Baleni salt home-made butter.
After a morning of feasting, guests are also invited to visit the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine culinary outlet, where some of Jackie’s and her students’ favourite food items will be available to purchase. Think deboned Midlands free-range chicken breasts ready for the pan, home-made beef stock, and slowly rendered duck fat. The students will also be selling pastries – such as brioche buns and puff-pastry treats – as a part of the international module of patisserie training.
The cost of the three-course brunch will be R200 per person and includes a glass of Kleine Zalze bubbles on arrival, Terbodore coffee, tea and a soft drink. To make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 033 343 1784.