The Pumpkin Risotto on our winter menu, with pumpkin seeds, sage butter and Grana Padano is named after designer Willem Jacques.
Willem recently shared a little bit about himself in an interview with us;
Any memories you would like to share about Societi Bistro?
My 30th birthday was at Societi Bistro my friends surprised me to a trip to Barcelona, one of many good memories I have of Societi Bistro.
What was your dream job when you were growing up?
When I was young I wanted to be a pastry chef but the fascination soon disappeared once I discovered fashion.
What is your favourite question to ask a prospective employee?
How do they take their coffee, you can tell a lot from how someone takes their coffee.
What is your favourite leisure activity?
I mostly spend my free time cooking for friends.
Who is your favourite South African designer?
There a few South African designers ie. Drotsky, Missibaba and Adriaan Kuiters.
What is your favourite food to indulge in?
For every day I am a fan of Macaroni and cheese but nothing beats a good old roast chicken made the way my mother does, with lots of love and sides.
The Willem Jacques is available on the Winter Menu.