ISSUE 47  |  Thanksgiving Entertaining

Steal This Look: Babel Restaurant in Cape Town

November 22, 2011 11:15 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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A while back we posted on Babylonstoren in South Africa, a resort in the Cape Winelands outside Franschhoek designed by former SA Elle Decor editor Karen Roos. We're also fans of the hotel's Babel Restaurant, especially the vegetable-based table decor (we've been following suit and adorning our tables with radishes, fennel fronds, pots of herbs). With this approach, who needs flowers?

Above: The airy interior features Plexiglass dining chairs mixed with rustic wood benches and farm tables.

Above: A deep green leafy cabbage undergoes a bath.

Above: The daily menu is handwritten on large white tiles.

Above: Beet greens stand in for traditional floral arrangements.

Above: A variety of garden herbs in pressed-glass vases.

Above: A cabbage sliced in half makes a compelling centerpiece. Photo via Gandas on Flickr.

Above: Consider the artichoke. Photograph from Africa Bespoke.

Photos via Babylonstoren, and Flickr.