The Conservatory’s Menu
The menu at The Conservatory at The Cellars-Hohenort was born out of a need to offer a variety of healthy options for those that still want to enjoy the finer things in life, but are conscious about the ingredients and produce used to create them.
“This calling has challenged head chefs Delia Harbottle, Ashley Moss and myself to create dishes that encompass all of the attributes of gastronomy plus the virtues of good living,” says Executive Chef Peter Tempelhoff
The menu also has a new section dedicated to the most social of eating styles, TAPAS.
“I have introduced a ‘For Starters’ section to the menu, where dishes are designed to be shared by guests,” continues Tempelhoff. “This is in line with the way people eat and live in this age of social tables and social media. This section offers a diverse array of cultural styles and textures with an emphasis on bold punchy flavors and great combinations.
“I am also very passionate about the role that lactobacillus plays in nutrition and flavour, in the new ‘Fermentos’ section, diners can sample authentic Korean Kimchi made by EY Kim, one of our local food heroes, as well as freshly fermented sauerkraut made by our local German deli guru.”
Shifting the restaurant’s food focus to nutrition and wellbeing sees the introduction of a new ‘Freshly Sprouted’ salad selection which includes the combinations of quinoa, freekh, butternut and goat’s feta as well as gem hearts, corn, miso, avocado and prawns in a modern rendition of the Classic Caesar.
A ‘Fauna’ section sees an array of local favorites like springbok rump, free range beef rib eye, free range baby chicken and SASSI green listed yellow fin tuna all served with modern takes on classic combinations and local favorites. The ‘Flora’ section plays host to a series of vegetable side dishes which could be dishes in their own right, such as Brassicas with Romesco sauce and sticky rice with kimchi, sprouts and sesame to name just a couple.
Desserts see classics such as French chocolate tart and crème caramel being served next to strawberry mille-feuille and Cape brandy pudding.
Guests are also able to create their own cheese plates from a section of local artisan cheeses with 3 homemade preserves to compliment the chosen cheeses.
“I am really excited about the new menu, which has something to suit all tastes. We are also proudly introducing a ‘Chefs Blackboard’ will include daily changing specials from our kitchen including our famous ‘Cellars Sunday Roast’ as well as a ‘Grass fed T-bone Steak for 2’.” concludes Tempelhoff.
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