Restaurant News


12 JUNE 2019


Chinese style pork rib with dark beer and doenjang glaze.

The Pot Luck Club is an award-winning  favourite with food  lovers in Cape Town. 

Owner Luke  Dale-Roberts decided to spread  his culinary tentacles to Gauteng  with The Pop Luck Club, a pop-up  restaurant at The Marabi Club in  the vibrant Maboneng precinct.

Dale-Roberts took Pot Luck  Club head chef Frederico Dias on  this gastronomic journey. 

The Pot Luck Club Head Chef Freddie Dias & Luke Dale-Roberts.

Dias revealed how the small-plate  dining came to Jozi. “I  pitched the idea to Luke and he  had already heard about a venue  that could work. He met Dale de  Ruig, an old high school friend of  mine, who was opening a jazz bar  in Maboneng, The Marabi Club.”

“The response has been  positive. I always knew this  would do well in Joburg, being a  Joburger myself.”

When it came to settling on a  menu, he added: “It is basically  The Pot Luck Club menu but  smaller.”

Churros with tonka and melted chocolate, pop corn shake and miso and orange cheese cake with pretzel crumb.

They wanted the menu to complement the ambiance:  “There are two dishes we  designed for the Pop Up.”   The mouthwatering additions are fresh fish crudo with g ranadilla-tiger’s milk, sea bass  with tiger’s milk made from the  offcuts of the fish, onions, ginger,  chilli and finished with fresh  granadilla; and a classic Cuban  sandwich with ibérico ham, roast  potato, Raclette cheese sauce and  a strong apple mustard spread over the bread, topped with  pickled carrot, cucumber and  smoked jalapeño.”

The Pop Luck Club runs until the end of August.It is open 6pm to 10pm on Thursday to Saturday and from noon to 3.30pm on Sunday. To book, mail: thepotluckclub@marabijazz. com