She’s an Overberg institution. So we were thrilled to host the 80th birthday celebration of Zabeth Human – one of the Black Oystercatcher’s special patrons and supporters. The event, held in March, was organised by Tannie Zabeth’s three daughters: an intimate ladies lunch in the new Black Oystercatcher Restaurant Venue.

The décor, arranged by Lucia Streicher from The Ivy League, was botanically inspired with vintage undertones, and showcased Zabeth’s love for flowers and gardening.

The Black Oystercatcher Kitchen cooked up a 4 course food tasting inspired menu, starting with a local Nieuwedam Smoked Trout Salad with fresh melon and a basil pesto crème fraiche, followed by a mini ‘roosterkoek’ duo with farm butter, biltong shavings and preserved green figs with brie.

The beetroot soup with butternut and sage wontons was served pouring-style at the table.

A pan-fried fillet, roasted cherry tomato and feta stack, topped with the well-known Black Oystercatcher mushroom sauce was served as a main course.

This special lunch was wrapped up with a decadent chocolate cake by Table Café owner, chef Nicole Concer, and a high tea inspired dessert table.

Our thanks to the Human-family for celebrating this wonderful day at the Black Oystercatcher. And to Tannie Zabeth – we’re looking forward to your next big birthday bash.

Photography: Jocelyn de Kock Photography
Cake: Nicole Concer, Table Café
Flowers & Decor: Lucia Streicher, The Ivy League