Poetic and delicately daring, chef Kobus serves seasons in a plate. You would think his inspiration comes from Northern Europe, yet Kobus lives in a fishermen’s village on South Africa West Coast. His neo-bistro Oep ve Koep is a small garden, wild and authentic at the same time, just like him. The only access is from the small family souvenir shop. A West Coast odyssey, eating plants, heritage food, Paternoster, wine, desktop travel, bokkoms on toast, Cape Columbine, strandveld, Kalkbaai, baking bread, veldkos, seekos, Tietiesbaai (from Kobus's blog, Sardines On Toast): Kobus’ vocabulary – half English and half Afrikaans, 100% South African – tells all about him and his imaginary world, and all about nature.
If you could close your eyes and be somewhere else, where would you want to be?
On a beach in Zanzibar.
The restaurant where you feel at home.
Cafe Macaroca in Inhambane, Mozambique.
A hotel room that makes you nostalgic.
Hotel Santa Cruz, Maputo, Mozambique.
A travel you could do over and over again without getting bored.
A train ride from Cape Town to Pretoria.
A dish that recently surprised you.
A dessert of sweetcorn, fromage blanc, wild raspberries and wood sorrel at Saturne in Paris.
A holiday place from your childhood.
Vredebron, my grandfather's farm in the Kalahari.
If a kid asked you to take him/her on a trip, where would that be?
On a roadtrip exploring small towns in Southern Africa.
If you could choose a dream place to celebrate what would that be?
Muisbosskerm, an open air restaurant on the West Coast of South Africa.
A view you will never forget.
From my bedroom window every morning, the view of Kasteelberg, a 1400 year old Khoi holy site.
Your Meraviglia address that can’t be missing from our collection.
Stone Town, Zanzibar.
A place you wish it was just round the corner.
Tofo Beach, Mozambique.