In just a few days, organizers of The Mokete Experience will welcome guests on a farm-style venue in the East of Pretoria for a fresh, vibrant dining experience fusing the old and new. The Mokete Experience Winter Edition will take place on Sunday, 2 July 2017, at the Fire and Wine venue.
Guests will enjoy a scrumptious three-course meal cooked over open fire while seating at a long decked-out table inside the venue’s Wine Barn. “The event’s culinary team embraces African indigenous cooking methods so the food is cooked in three-foot pots often synonymous with celebrations in rural communities across the continent. Guests feast on hearty, traditional dishes such as dumpling and tripe as well as non-traditional options. Our starter will for instance be grilled ox tongue bruschetta with roasted peppers and cherry tomato and basil relish,” says Tebogo Mphane, the co-founder of EhJO! Concepts.
In terms of music, the playlist is a mixture of ethnic and worldly sounds, with an African bias of course. So, look forward to hearing Miriam Makeba alongside Thandiswa Mazwai or Fela Kuti alongside Davido.
The atmosphere is open but also intimate. The beer garden offers a fresh seating and socializing space and the décor features include old relics as well as contemporary elements.
“As youth ourselves, we embrace a forward-looking and universal point-of-view but we also see value in preserving and celebrating valuable traditional norms and practices – like taking time to be in the moment and connect with friends and strangers. So, through The Mokete Experience we have tried to create an alternative but relatable social experience that embraces both the old and new,” fellow co-founder, Refilwe Mphane, concludes.
The Mokete Experience in a nutshell
- Entrance to the venue and safe parking
- Scrumptious food served on a long decked-out table
- Jamming music
- Mingling with awesome people
*Cash bar available, cooler boxes allowed
Date: Sunday, 2 July 2017
Venue: Fire and Wine venue, Pretoria East (R631, Plot 43, Zwavelpoort)
Cost: R250 per person
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your ticket
Images Courtesy of EhJO! Concepts Team.
By: DAVE BALO