One&Only Cape Town announces Ochre, their new restaurant; offering a contemporary interpretation of age-old South African recipes. Resort Executive Chef Chris Mare has created a unique menu inspired by local cuisine, adding his own interpretation to favourites, meaning “tuisgemaakde” nostalgia for locals; and an exploration of South Africa on a plate for tourists.
The considered menu comprises 6 starters and mains, and 3 desserts; which are interspersed with surprise tastes, treats and show-stopper house specialties – such as a 1kg lamb saddle or beef rib-eye designed for sharing. Starter choices include buchu-cured gemsbok with sour figs, tomato jam and gemsbok tartare; and Cape octopus with West Coast mussels and lemon grass sauce. Mains include a pulled lamb bobotie with shortcrust pastry or delicately braised pork belly with trotter skilpadjies and malay curry sauce . Desserts are decadent works of art, and include Forest Flora Peppermint Crisp, a modern take on a classic South African dish.
To accompany these dishes, you’ll find something from the impressive wine list – curated by award-winning head sommelier, Luvo Ntezo – containing unique and rare finds, as well as well-known labels.
This vibrant new addition to Cape Town’s dining scene is set in an iconic and central location, and its space allows for group bookings, special occasions, business meetings and intimate dinners. The restaurant aesthetic comes together through collaboration from local designers such as Berni Searle, PICHULIK and Diana Ceramics, and is as much as a visual feast as the food is.
Ochre is open to the public as well as resort guests for breakfast daily from 06h30 – 11h00, and for dinner from Thursday to Tuesday 18h30-22h30. Groups and special occasions are welcome. Reservations are recommended.