For those of you who are Cape Town dwellers, I am sure Hemelhuijs needs no introduction, and if it does, best you get yourself there toute suite. Owner Jacques Erasmus treats patrons to a visual and culinary feast. The food is outstanding and the décor equally so. The menu is seasonal and the décor is never the same for very long, the walls change colour rather frequently.
Jacques lastest brainchild, BASALT Home, located in Parkhurst, Johannesburg is a stand-alone homeware store and home gallery, boasting a floor to ceiling display of handmade and blended spices, flavour compounds and exotic finds, all of which forms part of the ‘flavour library’ concept. The store is designed to resemble a laboratory with the spices packaged in chocolate brown laboratory glass, these are handmade in small batches with ingredients from their very own country garden.
The BASALT collection, which refers to the organic matt black volcanic compound that has inspired Jacques’ very first collection of black ceramic tableware, has been in production since 2010 with items also available in selected boutique stores overseas.
Jozi dwellers, do yourself a solid and pop into BASALT.
You can visit BASALT at 22b, 4th Avenue, Parkhurst, Johannesburg.
If that wall colour tickles your fancy, we’ve got you covered, the paint is a combination of Sun Baked (O3-D1-1) and Freckle (O3-C1-2) from Plascon.
Happy long weekend!