Namibia Scientific Society events 29 Feb + 3 MarchFebruary 25, 2016
Namibia Scientific Society Events 8, 9 + 10 MarchMarch 7, 2016
Text & photos Elzanne Erasmus
I will never eat pork again unless it has been cooked for at least 30 hours. This is just one of the resounding thoughts that occurred to me yesterday after two hours of feasting left me in a food coma. Slow-poached blended guinea fowl, mini maize sprouts, rabbit stock and mustard gel, carrot oil crumble, pickled mustard seeds. Got your attention? Salivating yet?
JoJo’s Music and Arts Café has been a favourite among young creatives in Namibia for the last year. The chilled-out atmosphere, music and eclectic ambiance make for a space for people to hang out, brainstorm and enjoy an artisan vibe in a city sorely missing such places. And now with new owners Christie Keulder, Mike Ott and Aleksandra Ørbeck-Nilssen plus a cool redesign, it is also Windhoek’s hippest creative culinary hotspot. With award winning chefs David Thomas, Jo-Andri Pretorius and Jeandre Basson at the helm, and with Christie’s Curious Kitchen genius, having a fine dining experience at JoJo’s is like going on a taste bud adventure. Interesting ingredients paired with even more interesting, often scientific methods result in dishes that surprise and delight all the senses. Vaporized smells, powders, gels, hot, cold and sometimes even smoking things all on one plate means that a dish presented to you at JoJo’s is reminiscent of food theatre.
JoJo’s officially reopens on 4 March and serves lunch and dinner daily. The laid-back, chilled-out vibe hasn’t disappeared with the arrival of the new menu, so you’ll be sure to get your arty fix as you go on this new mad-science-creative-twist-culinary-adventure!