Chef Mynhardt Joubert channels impressionist artist Monet
Issued by Feed That Bird - Jun 3rd, 15:43
Inspired by this honest gift of the artist, Chef Mynhardt Joubert has undertaken a sensory exploration of famous impressionists, notably the Parisian artist Oscar Claude Monet. This artist, who lived a poor, starving life of an artist in the years preceding the beautiful time at Giverny, loved food and considered it one of the most important components of a full life.
Impressionism provides us with the most honest interpretation of time and its fleeting qualities. It is perhaps the most authentic, fragile and vulnerable offering an artist can give – and what an amazing gift it is.
"Monet wasn't the only artist inspired by food. Art history is filled with artists' reflections on food, illustrating that a starving life can still host a full soul," says Mynhardt. This act of living with art, and an art-filled life, in spite of all the daily challenges, inspired Mynhardt to rethink Station Street Kitchen, Paarl, as a sanctuary for those wanting to escape from external realities to a light-drenched aesthetic oasis - filled with beautiful food.
Here, Mynhardt bares his soul with expressive dishes, rich in colour and flavour, in his Station Street Kitchen and home which now also showcases art that he has collected during his travels.
Chasing light and flavour
Having a true artist nature himself, Mynhardt is moved by how impressionists ‘chased light' effectively capturing moments in time, much like a chef captures fleeting seasonal flavours on a plate.
Giving form to this inspiration, Mynhardt recently entertained writers and other creatives at a ‘Monet Table' at Station Street Kitchen. Reimagining the sumptuous lunches and dinners held at the colour rich Giverny home of Monet, where he too hosted many visitors, Mynhardt treated his guests to his interpretations of, amongst others, pork cheek bourguignon, bouillabaisse, and pannacotta.
"Like art, a good meal can trigger many emotions. A plate of food only lasts for a short time, but the feeling associated with that plate of food lasts. At Station Street Kitchen, I only create meals that last a very long time, hopefully forever," says Mynhardt.
Station Street Kitchen, this sanctuary, and impressionist experience can be booked for private groups of ten or more, or for events, launches, dinner parties, product shoots, and business networking events.
Bookings can be made by visiting Chef Mynhardt Joubert's website or contacting him on (0)76 033 1839 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
About Chef Mynhardt Joubert
Mynhardt was first welcomed into the kitchen of South Africans as the winner of the first season of KykNet's reality cooking series Kokkedoor – and he has since become a familiar name in culinary circles. Today Mynhardt is well-known for his generous, homely and creative entertainment style. Mynhardt grew up in the Eastern Free State, a background which still shapes his culinary approach, which is generous, humble and honest.
Chef Mynhardt Joubert is also the custodian chef of KWV's Cathedral Cellar Kitchen, one of South Africa's most beautiful cellars, which can also be booked for private dining experiences.
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