6 Questions with Jenna Bruwer
The Bone Barrow starter with parsley and capers on charred baguette on the winter menu is named after Societi Bistro regular and wine guru Jenna Bruwer.
The multi-talented Jenna once worked as a housemaid for Kate Hudson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russel in Aspen Colorado, and says:
“Goldie Hawn loved my pea and ham hock soup!
She was one of the most fascinating and inspiring women I have ever met”.
We recently had the opportunity to ask Jenna 6 questions;
What is your profession?
I am jack of all trades in the family wine business – marketer, warehouse manager and even forklift driver when the need arises!
Essentially, I work in the marketing and sales department and also do the logistics for our distribution in Cape Town. Previously I was the Fashion Editor for GQ Magazine.
What was your dream job when you were growing up?
I have always wanted to be a society wife – with just my charities, yoga and children’s special diets to worry about.
What is your favourite leisure activity?
I really enjoy indulging in fine food and wine, and my friends and I dine out at least 3 times a week. I also read voraciously and always have my nose in a book most evenings.
How do you feel about appearing on the Societi Bistro menu and the Bone Marrow in particular?
The bone marrow has been my favourite dish at Societi Bistro since I was introduced to it in 2010. I have tried recreating it at home, to no avail, so to have it named after me is absolutely fantastic. Sometimes I have wondered if it is only put back on the menu year after year because of the potential tantrum I might throw if it is taken off!
What is your favourite food to indulge in?
I could eat baguette and a stinky cheese every day for the rest of my life. Sadly my waistline disagrees, so it really is a true indulgence!
Any memories you would like to share about Societi Bistro?
Societi really feels like my second home and Peter and the staff are like family. They have been with me through birthdays, bad dates, evenings of celebration and afternoons of heartbreak. We have seen 3 new years in together and I couldn’t ask for a better local.