The Mess Restaurant

A few weeks ago, I was invited to have lunch at The Mess restaurant, a newly open bar and restaurant in Greenpoint. Hidden away in De Waterkant Village, this gem offers a diverse variety of cuisines and the menu emphasizes sharing plates of food. We have created a menu of dishes using the finest ingredients inspired by flavours from around the world. We love food, lots of different food, just like you and good food is meant to be shared. The owner and restaurateur Carlene de Gouveia was humble and welcoming. She spoke to us about her restaurant and her love for food. It is evident that she is passionate about food. We also met Chef Luke Wonnacott of Lukefoodalways consultancy, who works closely with Carlene and prepared all the delicious food. All of us were seated and enjoyed a great afternoon, tasting and sharing meals together. There is something very special about sharing a meal together, and thats why I love the concept, because it makes the food experience abit more intimate. The name of the restaurant references back to the 15th century when a group of people who ate together was known as a ‘mess’ and brings to mind the military … Continue reading The Mess Restaurant