Chefs Warehouse is opening at Maison Estate in Franschhoek! | 9Lives
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Maison Estate in Franschhoek has announced that Chefs Warehouse will take over The Kitchen restaurant from 1 December 2017 to create Chefs Warehouse at Maison. This will be Chef Liam Tomlin’s fourth eatery, joining the Chefs Warehouse and Canteen on Bree Street, Thali in Gardens, and Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia. Since each of these establishments has received rave reviews by food critics, the new venture is something to be seriously excited about.

Tomlin’s team will also take over the running of the estates’ deli & homeware shop, as well as the tasting room which will continue to showcase Maison Estate’s award-winning wines by winemaker Antwan Bondesio.

Chris Weylandt, owner of Maison Estate, has expressed excitement to be partnering with such a like-minded brand. “Chefs Warehouse share our values of creating delicious food and wine, in an environment that embodies great design, which combine to deliver a wonderful and unique experience for all visitors.”

Chris explains how the departure of Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg opened the opportunity to try something new: “We looked at lots of different options once we knew Arno was leaving to run his own restaurant, and when the opportunity with Liam came up, it was the one that excited us the most by far.” Chef van Rensburg will be opening his own restaurant in Kloof Street, Cape Town, so look out for that as well.

Chef Liam Tomlin is equally excited about the partnership: “Joining forces with the beautiful Maison Estate in Franschhoek, is a great fit for us at Chefs Warehouse – it just feels right. As with the other restaurants in the Chefs Warehouse stable, the emphasis will be on serving great food based on our successful formula of ‘global tapas’, teamed with the estate’s equally great wines.”

“Heading up the kitchen will be David Schneider, an outstanding and driven young chef who has had the benefit of working alongside me at Chefs Warehouse, Bree Street, and with Ivor Jones at Chefs Warehouse @ Beau Constantia. We’re also very excited to be running a similar deli and homeware shop to the one in Bree Street, along with the wine tasting room, which will be an added string to our bow,” he continued.

The combination of Chefs Warehouse and Maison Estate’s award winning wines promises an exquisite taste experience in their beautiful Franschhoek winelands setting.

Bookings can be made by phoning Jacobus at Maison on 021 876 2116.

The restaurant is open Wednesday to Monday for lunch and Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. The tasting room is open 7 days a week.


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