Janse & Co, chef Arno Janse van Rensburg’s new eatery in Kloof Street, will be hosting the fourth event in the Four Coursemen Collaboration series, with four renowned chefs showcasing their culinary skills.
On 28 January 2018, Chef Arno (formerly from The Kitchen at Maison in Franschhoek) will be joined by Eric Bulpitt from Faber restaurant on Avondale Wine Estate in Paarl, Chris Erasmus from Foliage in Franschhoek, and Michelle Theron from Pierneef à La Motte restaurant, also in Franschhoek, to provide what promises to be an unforgettable food and wine experience.
The Four Coursemen events see top chefs delighting palates with canapes and four courses paired with wines, and the host chef prepares the main course. The menu details of the lunch are not yet available as the chefs plan their courses only days before, once they source the freshest local ingredients.
“We will have to see what our restaurant garden and local suppliers have on offer,” says Janse van Rensburg. “My philosophy is not to impose what I would like on the ingredients but to be inspired by the seasonal offerings and best cuts of meat, or the catch of the day.”
Arno Janse van Rensburg established himself as one of the top chefs in the country during his six years as head chef at The Kitchen at Maison, during which time it became one of the EAT OUT top ten restaurants in South Africa.
Partnering with pastry chef Liezl Odendaal in this new venture, they have created a beautiful interior with a dark grey palette, and an outdoor dining area in a spacious courtyard, where fresh ingredients are grown in a hydroponic walled garden. A striking floral mural provides a strong feature in the front section of the restaurant.
The Four Coursemen is a really exciting concept that allows people to experience the best that top chefs have to offer.
“Chef collaborations are an excellent way for us to share and experience other ways of doing things in our kitchens, and it’s been an awesome experience to see how our different styles complement each other, having a lot of fun in the process,” said Arno.
The cost for the lunch on Sunday 28 January is R 720 per person, and includes a glass of bubbly on arrival, four canapes and a bread course, four courses paired with wine, as well as gratuity.