Luke Dale Roberts brings edgy fine dining to Rosebank, Johannesburg, with The Test Kitchen Carbon’s innovative foodie experience.
Expect a flight of exciting tasting dishes from head chef, Tyron Gentry, to be paired with flagship wines or a variety of fragrant teas.
An intimate setting ensures guests are part of the lively pass action, with dinner guests being entertained by Resident deejay, Sir LSG.
Tapas dishes mixed and matched with cocktails.
There’s no set formula, it’s been a constant evolution since this longawaited signature restaurant opened in Oxford Place, Johannesburg.
The arrival of the Luke Dale Roberts empire in the City of Smoke has
contributed to the spotlight being shone on this city. Jozi wants hot
and happening, great vibes – sometimes somewhere to relax, talk
business and celebrate – but always with quality cuisine.
Globally lauded, iconic chef Luke Dale Roberts and head chef Tyron
Gentry know how to please a crowd and have allowed Carbon to
undulate to meet the local palate. “They want punchy, full and feisty
flavours like Asian and North African.” Gone are the days of waiting
weeks to get a reservation at the original The Test Kitchen in Cape
Town. Here you can drop in. “We need to keep moving so that we
don’t stagnate, so now we are offering a ‘Best Of’ menu in addition
to the a la carte tapas menu.” This collaboration is a showcase of the
multi-talent in the group – recipes from chefs Tyron Gentry from The
Test Kitchen Carbon, Jason Kosmas of The Pot Luck Club and Dylan
Frayne of The Test Kitchen Fledgelings.
While there may be a string of surprises in the wings, act one includes
Luke’s legendary billionaire shortbread – chicken liver parfait and
truffle. Dishes like the calamari with jalapeno velouté and tamarind
XO are vivacious. The sweetbread tiramisu too is voluptuous, and if
organs are not your choice, the equivalent dish will be served with
quail taking centre stage.
The closing scene is another billionaire shortbread, this time sweet. For
the uninitiated, if you don’t know what lies between the layers, best you
get there soon. A local or international wine pairing, or tea pairing, can
complement the show. In spring and summer, the courtyard is where
you want to be, sipping inventive cocktails and moving to the beat as
over weekends the DJ sets the scene for the city of movers and shakers.