Our Grade 11 chef students hosted their final exam practical of the year before they head over to the next grade. This one was a high tea with beautiful sweet and savory dainties. The chefs were amazing as always and the food was delicious. Here are a few images… feast your eyes.

A special thank you to:

1. Laager Rooibos, for the sponsorship and always investing in our vision. We truly appreciate it.

2. Reitondale High School, for always allowing theses ‘old students’ to come back and still make a mark.

3. Mrs Florette Le Roux, for being the best mentor to us and opening up the door for us to now being mentors to young chefs.

4. Mrs Marilie Loots, for welcoming us into your kitchen, we know it’s stressful but thank you for being so gracious and being a wonderful teacher.

5. Heiress… Man, we love you. Thank you for being the best photographer anyone could ever ask for, for helping us build our brand and showing up every time we need you. Thank you.

With love,
The Twins xx



Okay, so if you didn’t know… now you know that we absolutely love our chef students at Rietondale high school in Pretoria. These are some of the coolest kids we’ve met, and they are absolutely incredible.

On this particular evening the chefs were hosting over 50 guests for a 4-course meal and we were asked to come in and facilitate and make sure no fires break out, lol. These ‘Restaurant Aand’s’ as they call them are not as easy as anyone my think. You are literally throwing these students in the deep end and expecting them to swim…with the sharks.

If you’ve ever been to a chef school, you’ll know that they mainly focus on French cuisine and fine dining service and the students have to somewhat replicate that. And oh, this is for their final mark on their matric certificate, it’s a big deal.

Here’s the menu:

WELCOME DRINKS: Kiwi and Apple Cocktail Lime Cooler
HORS D’ OEVERES: Biltong and Parmesan Mousse Eclair + Caramelized onion, Feta Cheese and Mushroom Bouchees
STARTERS: Roasted Butternut Soup
MAIN COURSE: Peppered Beef Fillet with Mustard Crust + Green Pepper Sauce + Potato Roses+ Baby Marrow Stir Fry and Honey Glazed Carrots
DESSERT: Vanilla Bavarian Cream with Berry Coulis
COFFEE AND TEA SERVICE: Chocolate Truffles

We will be the first to tell you that everything was absolutely beautiful. Of course, there were a few hiccups here and there (it happens in every kitchen), but the food got out and every guest got to eat and every plate that left the pass was beautiful. Every single student, from the front of house team to the chefs in the kitchen… they all did a great job. It’s also bittersweet for these particular students because this is the last time they get to cook together.

We are so proud of these amazing kids, and we love nights like this. They really make our lives a little sweeter. They will have the most beautiful futures, whether they decide to go into the hospitality industry or not.

What a pleasure.

With love, The Twins.


With Love From The Twins x Laager Rooibos

We absolutely love what we do with Laager Rooibos, developing absolutely fantastic recipes with the tea. We gave a fun cooking class to some of our favourite chef students. We got to talk about our favourite tea and answer some of their tea questions.

We demonstrated three recipes:
1. Fizzy lemon ice tea
2. Garden salad with a Rooibos dressing
3. Pancake cake with a Mascarpone and Rooibos cream

All these recipes were developed with one Rooibos base, a Laager Rooibos syrup.

The Laager Rooibos simple syrup is one of our favourite recipes and ingredients to use. It can be stored in the fridge for weeks, used for pancakes, a sweetener for your tea, a base for your ice tea or a honey for your dressing (vinaigrette or creamy). We love this because it is so diverse and multifunctional. We think we might have created something genius here.

The recipe is simple, 2 cups of water, 8 tea bags and 1 cup of sugar. Boil until it has reduced in half. Then cool down and store in the fridge.

It’s such an honour for us to invest a bit of our time and knowledge into students who might decided to choose food as their career path.

Let’s call this a cooking class pop up shall we? Head over to our Instagram for the videos.

With love, The Twins xx



Do you remember our chef babies? Well, they are in Matric this year and this is officially their final chef practical in this class before they go into the world. And what a pleasure it is for us for Mrs Le Roux to allow us back into her kitchen again to help facilitate this amazing final exam.

It’s very nostalgic for us to come into this space, we were once in this very class many … many, many years ago ??so it brings back amazing memories. These students are absolutely industry level chefs and they won’t have a problem adapting to the intimidating industry.

We prepared 80 plates with bread, Hors D’oeuvres, starters, palet cleanser, main meal, dessert and coffee with Friandise. Is that a food production or what? ???WOW!!! And they killed it!!! Each and every one of those plates came out looking beautiful.

We are in absolute awe of these young chefs and we wish them all the success in the world. ?

And our favorite photographer and sis Ress Photography, thank you for coming along and capturing this beauty that we experience. We love you.

To Mrs Le Roux, she really shaped how we looked at the hospitality industry and is a big part of what we chose to go this route, we are forever grateful. Thank you for everything.


With Love, The Twins xx


We took a trip to Chengdu, China earlier this year to visit our very good friend Kut and before we arrived we told her…”we are not here for anything else but the food ?!!!” We wanted to eat and taste everything and Kut made sure that’s what we would experience. On our very first night we had a noodle bowl ?and it was amazing??. We had all sorts of amazing food but Chengdu is known for it’s Hotpot, it’s literally hot and spicy at the same time and we knew that we had to bring this experience home with us. We made sure we made space for some hotpot stock when we came home.

Our trip to this amazing country inspired our very first pop up of this year. We wanted our friends and people around us to experience the amazing flavors.

We had the pleasure of collaborating with Grain Field Chicken and most of our dishes were chicken based, it was almost a breeze putting this menu together. Our main dish was definitely the hotpot with the chicken and the fun thing about it is, you get to cook your own food, which is great. We served a Chinese chicken noodle salad for starters and a Chinese wine pomegranate sangria. We had a flavored sticky rice, vegetable stir-fry and popcorn chicken as the sides. It was lovely and straight to the point.

As always, it’s always hard work putting the pop up dinner together, it really doesn’t get easier at all. We were lucky enough to host at a gorgeous boutique hotel in Pretoria called Birdwood Estate. With a lovely garden and views for our guest. The staff were so pleasant and they made the experience so much smoother for us, we are thankful.

We had amazing assistants who came to our rescue and helped with the order of the evening, our babies Kele, Ikanyeng, Pearl and Kamo, it was a great pleasure working with them.

And of course our friend Tebogo and her partner did our amazing artwork and ress_photography did the photography. We are very thankful for a strong girl team.

The 15th pop up!!! Can you believe that? Wow.

To many more… cheers ???

With love, The Twins xx



Pop up restaurant number #14. Can you guys believe that?  we really can’t, we are so grateful. Words can’t explain.

We had the most amazing evening on Friday the 26th of October. We went back to our old high school (Woerie Land) and basically went back to our original cooking roots. We had an incredible Hospitality Teacher, Mrs Le Roux, She made us fall in love with cooking ?? and she’s the reason we pursued cheffing professionally. ??‍???‍? She took us to Thailand ?? on one school tour for an ultimate culinary experience and it opened our eyes to our now favorite cuisine EVER, we could talk about her the whole day, she’s just so incredible.??‍? She allowed us to become the teachers, it was a great responsibility but she taught us well so she knew what she was doing.

We used to have these restaurant evenings for our end year exams, Mrs Le Roux asked us to come facilitate this last exam with her. The students were impeccable, we were in so much awe. They pulled off four incredible course for guests that evening, they made it so easy to work with them. They are a naughty bunch though? but they are super incredible, we are so inspired by each and every one of them. We will never forget their cute faces.

You guys know Heiress right? Our beautiful baby and photographer? ?. Can we ever say thank you enough to her? We don’t think so, she’s literally been to every single pop up and we’ve watched her grow and she’s seen her grow as well, we are so thankful for you and your amazing work our babe. We love you so much. ??

Laarger Rooibos has been our biggest support this year and we are so thankful for everything and also, everyone around us is thankful to them because they’ve been drinking amazing tea this entire year ? people often ask us how many cups of tea we drink everyday… honestly, we lose count we are spoilt for choice??‍, Rooibos Tea is literally our water.

We’ve seen and experienced so much love and support this year, we are truly grateful.

Love and Light to you all.

God bless ??




We honestly can’t believe that this is our 13th pop up restaurant and
we still feel excited and giddy about planning the event and see all the
lovely people who come, we are so thankful ??

It was another collaboration with LAAGER ROOIBOS, so much fun. We were
lucky enough to play around with the Green Rooibos, citrus and Ginger
flavored tea. It smells amazing ?? and tastes even better. We used it in
our “Mocktail of the day ” as our welcome drink. Everyone loved it!!!

We used the lovely Alpine Attitude Boutique Hotel in Pretoria East as our
venue of the day, it’s breathtakingly gorgeous ??. We’ve used this venue
before and our mom kept begging that we use it again… and what a way to
host in our home city PRETORIA!!! This time we were corresponding with
Solette Breet, she’s the absolute best and made the booking and planning of
this event a breeze, thank you so much.???? we didn’t have to do
much to the venue honestly, it matched our bohemian theme perfectly!!!
Couldn’t be happier.

It’s spring time in South Africa and we wanted to do something easy but
also very fun for our guests, we decided on a bohemian theme because it’s
“chilled vibes” ??‍??‍ right and that’s what Spring is all about.
It’s also Heritage month so braai’ing and burgers just made total sense. We
had 3 variations, beef burgers, chicken burgers and vegetarian burgers.
Initially we wanted to do a lovely cheakpea and sweet potato patty for the
vegetarians.. let’s all laugh together ???????‍… it was a total
FLOP!!! We blitzed the mixture a little too much and it was just too soft
and soggy, we tried to pané with bread crumbs… just a flop!!
??‍??‍ so we used lovely shitaki mushrooms, roasted them in the
oven with olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and voilà… it worked, also
the cool thing is mushroom gives an illusion that you’re having meat, so
everyone wins ??‍??‍ the vegetarians liked it ( we love you
guys ?) we couldn’t let them eat that cheakpea mess. ? we also made all
kinds of homemade sauces to go with it, green goddess sauce, chili sauce
and barbecue sauce, we had with vegetable chips, potato chips, pickled red
onions, ribbon cucumbers… Uhm ??… oh and bacon bits to accompany the
burgers. So you could basically go wild!! It was too much fun, too much
yummy. And for dessert we had a light deconstructed peppermint tart, no too
sweet, not too much… just right!!

Now, at every pop up restaurant we like to add a bit of excitement for our
guests, introduce them to something we think is spectacular!! ?? our
beautiful friend Danine has an amazing brand called #headoverheart, she has
the most amazing merchandise, we love it. We are so proud of her and we
wanted to be a part of her journey ?? thank you for gracing is babe.

The pop up went really great, we had amazing assistants, we love and
appreciate you guys.

Of course our baby girl Heiress #ressphotography handled the amazing
photography as always, she does an amazing Job ALWAYS!! What else could we
ask for ? ?? we are so obsessed with her work, thank you. And our amazing
friend Tebogo Mogole and her talented team #swissarmy did amazing work on
our invites and artwork, we appreciate your amazing work. ??

At the end of the night we kicked off our shoes and let our little sore
feet breathe. It’s always so exciting hosting all you beautiful people. You
could literally be anywhere in the world but you choose to come have dinner
with us, what an honor ??