Cape foodie club connecting strangers at the dinner table

It was two years ago that Nobhongo Gxolo and Hlumela Matika began their journey of connecting Capetonians over dinner.

They founded the Third Culture Experiment, which organises intimate dinner parties that are hosted in private homes, for strangers from across the Mother City.

Third Culture Experiment was motivated by a need to squash the perception that Cape Town is filled with cliques, shares Gxolo.

It's a space for people to meet, to eat and connect

Nobhongo Gxolo, co-founder of Third Culture Experiment

She explains that the small group of 20 guests engage in captivating conversations and share a home-cooked meal prepared by Gxolo herself.

While her menu isn't themed, Gxolo says she gets a lot of meal inspiration from chats with her mother or food that's in season.

To date, Third Culture Experiment has hosted 21 dinners, filling many bellies and forging several friendships.

The next Third Culture Experiment dinner will take place on Saturday 22 October.

Contact thirdcultureexperiment@gmail.com or visit the Third Culture Experiment for more.

Listen to the full conversation from The Pippa Hudson Show (with Tessa van Staden):


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