SA Mint - Nocturnal Hunters Collection - The Leopard Coin 2014

Hemelhuijs serves up locally grown tastes inspired by the Cape Mountain Leopard

There is something special on the menu this Spring at Hemelhuijs in Cape Town. As part of the launch of SA Mint’s latest gold coin addition to the Natura Series, Chef Jacques Erasmus has brought the Cederberg into his charming restaurant at 71 Waterkant Street, for patrons to experience and learn more about how a gold coin is making a difference to the preservation of the Cape Mountain Leopard.

The Signature Leopard Dish that currently features on the Spring Menu until 14th November 2014 coincides with the launch of the Leopard Coin that was unveiled on 30th September.

Inspired by the palette and flavours of the Cederberg region and fertile Citrusdal valley, Chef Erasmus has sourced only locally grown produce to create a dish that is at once reminiscent of the Leopard’s rich coat and evocative of the terroir of the Cape Mountain Leopard:

The Signature Leopard Dish

Sandveld Gnocchi, Smoked Aubergine & Blackened Quail

Hemelhuijs, renowned for its transformative interiors that regularly fuse art with culinary design, has once again shown its creativity through a custom built sculpture of a life size leopard, clad entirely in mosaics of toast. The fun continues when patrons order their coffee and receive a hand-painted Sublet biscuit as a sweet accompaniment.

Guests can not only indulge in a freshly prepared meal, but also enjoy the visual display that showcases a Cabinet of Curiosities from the region that include archaeological and cultural heritage items from the region, as well as get a glimpse of the Limited Edition 24 Carat Gold Leopard Coin 001/600 that is currently available for purchase through the online auction at

The partnership between SA Mint and Hemelhuijs aims to raise awareness about the valuable conservation research and educational outreach work carried out by Cape Leopard Trust, who will receive all proceeds from the sale of the very first coin mint marked in the Cederberg.

Book your seat today.


71 Waterkant Street, Cape Town

Tel: 021 418 2042

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