Woolworths TASTE

HOW THE LEOPARD CHANGED ITS SPOTS

IN LATE NINETIES

Joburg, if you hung around Melville and Auckland Park, you might have noticed an intriguing restaurant called Superbonbon in nearby Richmond. I remember being fascinated by the name, did a bit of sleuthing and found out that they served a bowl of Coco Pops and milk (complete with a “prize”) for dessert, which appealed hugely to my 23-year-old self. Sadly, I never got to eat there, but always harboured a fair amount of admiration for anyone who would do such a fabulous thing.

That person was Andrea Burgener, who went on to open Deluxe in Parktown North, which later moved to Milpark’s 44 Stanley lifestyle centre. Andrea’s next project was The Leopard in Melville, which opened in 2011. Named for the eponymous Italian novel by Italian count Giuseppi di Lampedusa, The Leopard was beloved by diners looking for delicious, unpretentious food in a relaxed setting.

Andrea and her husband, Nick Gordon, decided to close The Leopard last year and then reincarnate it back at 44 Stanley as The Leopard Kitchen & Deli, which (similar to gnocchi dumplings, but made with ricotta and spinach), and quasi Mozambican peri-peri brinjal.

Vous lisez un aperçu, inscrivez-vous pour en lire plus.

Centres d'intérêt associés

Plus de Woolworths TASTE

Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Three Ways To Get The Best Tea Flavour Into Your Baking
Use a strongly flavoured tea with a distinct aroma, such as oolong, rooibos or Earl Grey. If your recipe contains milk, steep tea leaves in the milk for at least 15 minutes, then strain and use the tea-infused milk. The best way is to add tea leaves
Woolworths TASTE5 min de lectureRegional & Ethnic
Breaking The Fast
“My cousin Zuraida is the éclair queen! She makes a massive batch every Eid and it’s one thing that everyone looks forward to. It’s such a simple éclair, but honestly the best thing to have at tea time. They always vanish within minutes of us sitting
Woolworths TASTE1 min de lectureCookbooks, Food, & Wine
Buy A Copy
Recipes, pairings and remedies from the healing garden at Babylonstoren can all be found in An Invitation to Tea, a celebration of Maranda Engelbrecht’s lifelong love for the ritual of making and drinking tea. “Growing up in Mzansi under the refined