Laphroaig Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series: Dusk’s 13-Course Menu Pushes The Boundaries of Taste


Dusk, a thought-provoking concept restaurant in Stellenbosch, gears up for Laphroaig Single Malt Scotch Whisky’s Taste Trailblazers Dinner Series with a unique 13-course food and drinks dining experience.

Inspired by Islay, Taste Trailblazers challenges some of the best eateries in Cape Town to merge the best of their kitchen and bar skills to create a series of culinary experiences based on the three taste pillars that make Laphroaig the nest single malt Scotch Whisky – salt, fire and peat.

The restaurants participating in the Taste Trailblazers competition will host pop-up dinner experiences and be in the running to win the grand prize of a trip to Fèis Ìle 2024 (Islay Whisky Festival).

Push The Boundary Of Taste

Dusk’s 13-course dinner experience is hosted by Laphroaig Brand Ambassador, Steven Zylstra on 26 July 2023, and focuses pushing the boundaries of fine dining.

The 13-course meal highlights Laphroaig’s flavour pillars of Salt, Peat, and Fire, with each course expertly paired with a different Laphroaig Libation and wine to bring out the best in both the food and drink.

Over the past eight months, Dusk has created concepts and dishes inspired by Mother Nature and the seasons in which unique ingredients are harvested, produce that they forage themselves on a weekly basis, connections that form between small-scale suppliers and their team and a greater appreciation for those people and their produce.

Expect a unique dining experience, with a dark, moody, eclectic, and luxurious ambiance.

When: 6.30 pm, 15 & 16 September 2023
Cost: R3 250 per person

About Dusk

Dusk is a concept restaurant conceived by chefs Darren Badenhorst and Callan Austin. The vision the two chefs share for Dusk is for the restaurant to become a space where the boundaries of the fine dining industry are challenged, and ultimately pushed aside by having a unique food and beverage offering that not only entices the palate but also conveys a story with emotion behind each dish.

The chefs also dive deeper into restaurant psychology and mental health. Focussing on how to construct a positive work culture and environment for staff and everyone connected to the industry and thereby raising the bar for what the restaurant industry currently has to offer to employees.

One of the first steps in their plan to improve mental health in the industry is the employment of an in-house counsellor and practising forest therapy.

Address: 43 Plein Street, Stellenbosch

Tel: 021 023 4100
Facebook: @Duskrestaurantstellenbosch
Instagram: @dusk_restaurant_

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