Pot Luck Club — Cape Town, South Africa
Things are, quite literally, looking up for Luke Dale-Roberts. The British-born chef at Cape Town’s restaurant du jour, the Test Kitchen, has just relocated his other culinary venture, the Pot Luck Club, next door: 18m above the Woodstock district atop the Silo in the Old Biscuit Mill. The lift opens onto a cobbled ‘street’ with views to Table Mountain and Lion’s Head and, straight ahead, an open-plan kitchen illuminated by studio lighting to give the impression of a stage. Capetonian Greg Scott was the project’s architect, while designer Starry Eve Collett worked on the deÌcor with local craftsmen, bringing in artwork by Peter Eastman and Otto Du Plessis. Dale-Roberts’ young proteÌgeÌ Wesley Randles has been appointed head chef, overseeing a plate-sharing menu divided into five flavour profiles: salty, sweet, sour, bitter and umami.