Reach for a Dream ‘Masterchef’ cooks up a storm at Waterkloof
Waterkloof Restaurant, the skyscraping Winelands hotspot on the crest of the Schapenberg outside Somerset West, and the Reach For A Dream Foundation, turned a lifelong dream into a tasty reality when they fulfilled an ailing child’s wish of cooking in a professional kitchen for one day.
‘Masterchef’ Dylan* was given the opportunity to don his apron and spend some time with Waterkloof Chef de Cuisine Grégory Czarnecki to learn some of the finer techniques when it comes to creating classical cuisine with an innovative twist.
Under the chef’s guidance, Dylan quickly mastered the art of slicing and dicing and shared his culinary flair with onlookers from the restaurant’s open-plan kitchen. At the end of this gastronomic experience, he managed to put forward a spectacular three course lunch comprising of rainbow trout gravlax with watercress and anchovy mayonnaise; beef fillet with bone marrow beignets, and turnip and truffle custard and white chocolate and poppy seed cheesecake, thereby realising his all-time castle in the sky.
“It was great to see Dylan coming out of his shell as the day progressed. He did a great job for a first timer and I thoroughly enjoyed having him and sharing the same passion,” adds Chef Gregory.
For 23 years, the Reach For A Dream Foundation, has brought hope, joy and healing to South African children between the ages of 3 and 18, suffering from life-threatening illnesses, by enriching their lives through opportunities to realise their dreams and as a result distract them from the hospital environment. In addition, Reach For A Dream offers children a magical moment to regain their childhood that is being lost to an illness.
Presenting culinary brilliance with a conscience, Waterkloof Restaurant, which opened its doors in 2009 to welcome fine dining experiences in a gorgeously appointed, 10 meter high glass promontory flowing from a slick wine tasting lounge and state-of-the-art gravitational cellar, sets a pioneering example as the first eatery in the area to extend a helping hand to this worthy cause.
For more information contact Waterkloof Restaurant at Tel: 021 858 1491 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Waterkloof restaurant serves lunch and dinner from Tuesdays to Saturdays and lunch only on Sundays.
Waterkloof Estate is located outside Somerset West on the M9 Sir Lowry’s Pass Village Road.
* The Reach For A Dream Foundation does not reveal the children’s surnames or illnesses.