AVID FOODIES: Chef Neil Swart and Anouchka Horn plan to open their new crowdfunded restaurant in December.
What do you get when you put two creative chefs with a dream together? In this case, Cape Town’s first crowdfund restaurant which aims to change the way people dine.

Belly of the Beast, a small restaurant set to open in December, is the brainchild of chef duo Neil Swart and Anouchka Horn.

Swart and Horn raised over R12000 on the first day and, with over a month to go before their deadline, you can be part of this venture.

At Belly of the Beast, there will be no set menusand no set number of courses. There is a different menu every day.

Diners will also be able to see their meals being prepared from scratch in the restaurant’s on-display kitchen.

The small space will be limited to 20 guests, allowing the chefs to chat with diners from the kitchen.

The restaurant’s location will soon be revealed.

Signature Camembert Burgers Picture: Supplied

Swart says: “I believe this is the future of dining. In an ever changing, fast-paced world, people want to slow down and savour the intimate moments shared with friends and family.”

“Going to a restaurant is not about filling your stomach, it is about making memories and relishing it.” This nose-to-tail eatery will ensure every part of the animal will be used in the preparation and final dishes.

* Neil and Anouchka launched their crowdfunding campaign on Thunderfund and are looking to raise R300 000.00 by 22nd September 2017, to open their unique new restaurant. 

Some of the rewards offered for making your pledge include an Unplugged Fokofpolisiekar show at Arugula Bistro, cooking courses at Belly of the Beast and owning a tile in the eatery. There is an affiliate programme guest-house owners and concierges.