In a few hours Longtable Project goes live. We have visited a number of restaurants and spoken to them about the benefits of the project. One of the first visits to super-supportive Dear Me in Cape Town city resulted in Vanessa and Ilze suggesting a meet-up with chefs, restaurant owners and suppliers to introduce them to the project. It will be a moment of truth to assess the collective response to the idea.

No matter how much planning and thought goes into a process there is always something you haven’t considered. So grateful for the support team – Lisa, Justin & Simone. Justin @wineguidesa is bringing 6 bottles of wine along. That should help us relax.

Fortunately Longtable Project is a responsive brand with no top-down pressure. It will always be what it has to be to work for the restaurant industry in Cape Town.