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Bush Gourmet meets New Nordic on banks of Zambezi

We have always been firm believers that Africa has the very best dining locations and ingredients to offer the world, and a pairing with our locally crafted wines and spirits can only enhance this. We are so proud to be associated with this limited series of Chefs' Tables on the banks of the Might Zambezi.

Bush Gourmet meets New Nordic - Press Release
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Situated in the middle of an indigenous woodland overlooking the Zambezi River is one of Livingstone’s most exclusive – and remote – food experiences. SavannaBel - Bush Gourmet offers a bespoke, all-inclusive, five-course dining experience for a maximum of twelve people on a working farm in the Zambezi Valley, upriver from Victoria Falls.


Now, in a limited series of three Chefs’ Tables, Annabel Hughes Aston, the award-winning chef, organic gardener and forager, who created the food experience, will be collaborating with award-winning Danish chef, Nicklas Buus Nielsen, who relocated to Zambia with his family in 2020.


The ‘Bush Gourmet meets New Nordic’ collaboration will include a series of three Chefs’ Tables held on September 21 and 23 at 13.00 each day, and September 24, 2022 at 17.00. With a maximum of 12 guests per sitting, the tables will be set in a contemporary farmstead deep in a Kalahari woodland, the source not only of Chef Annabel’s foraged pantry but also an integral element in the success of her organic garden. A ‘surprise’ pre fixe bush gourmet menu will be paired with singular Cape wines provided by Under the Influence (Africa).



“I met Chef Nicklas at an event in Lusaka a couple of years ago and we have been looking for ways to collaborate ever since,” said Chef Annabel. “Both of us are unswerving in our support and use of hyperlocal, sustainable ingredients that are accessible to everyone; food that, with a little imagination, can be produced in any kitchen be it in the village or a gourmet restaurant.”


Chef Nicklas brings with him the principles of the New Nordic kitchen. “When he first told me about the New Nordic culinary movement I had little idea of what it was besides a vague knowing of Noma, arguably Denmark’s most renowned fine dining restaurant. Noma was famous for its laser-focus on local, sustainable, seasonal food, and had topped the World’s Best Restaurant multiple times,” said Chef Annabel. “I didn’t know that Noma and New Nordic were synonymous with one another, or that the movement’s basic tenets mirrored that of my Bush Gourmet concept.”


For Reservations, please contact Annabel Hughes Aston at annabel@annabelhughes.com or +260 962 07995 (WhatsApp).


The all-inclusive price is USD $125.00 per person. Tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis, and payment in advance is required to reserve a seat. Tickets are selling fast, therefore booking early is recommended to avoid disappointment. Transfers to and from Livingstone can be arranged through a trusted partner, as well as accommodation, airport transfers, and other activities for those who are coming from out of town.

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