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The Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine


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The partnership brings together the Jordans, owners of one of the country’s best known and respected wineries, with former South African Chef of the Year Jardine, whose eponymous restaurant in Cape Town was recently listed in the San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants for the second year in a row.

George Jardine’s menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients sourced from South Africa’s best suppliers and producers. The restaurant houses a selection of the finest seasonal South African cheeses in a walk-in cheese room. Guests are able to join George Jardine in the cheese room to make a personal selection.

One of the first signature chef restaurants in the Cape Winelands, the Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine brings top chef George Jardine’s brand of contemporary fare from city to country. The focus on the flavours of locally sourced, seasonal ingredients is evident from his kitchen vegetable and herb garden to wine barrel fish smoker and wood-fired oven. Expect smoky, smouldering country flavours in simple combinations on a contemporary plate - with signature smoked yellowtail, steamed Saldanha mussels, seared ribeye and springbok potroast. The main ingredient is enhanced by smoked garlic, aubergine, fennel, prune or potato puree. A trip to the walk-in cheese room to select your own board of artisanal Cape farm cheeses with preserves and breads rounds off a spectacular meal.

Vintages from Jordan Wine Estate form the cornerstone of the restaurants wine list. The Jordan Restaurant is also a showcase for exclusive vintages of the Jordan Wine Estate Cape Winemakers Guild wines, along with choice wines from other Stellenbosch wineries.

Cool and contemporary, the restaurant features a tranquil terrace with stunning views overlooking the vineyards and lake next to the Jordan cellar and tasting room.

Dinner is a gastronomic experience, providing the opportunity for George and Louise to wow their guests. Booking is essential.

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About Chef George Jardine:
Having trained under Michelin starred chef Jean Christophe Novelli in London, George moved to Cape Town in 1997 to open Novelli at The Cellars, before travelling the world to open and work in award winning restaurants in Indonesia, Malaysia and Sydney.

George returned to South Africa in 2006 to open Jardine Restaurant, named in Eat Out’s top ten for six consecutive years, and listed in the San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants in 2008 and 2009. George was also named the Eat Out Johnnie Walker South African Chef of the Year in 2007.

George Jardine’s move to the Jordan Restaurant in 2009 has added substance to Stellenbosch taking over the Gourmet Capital crown of South Africa with no fewer than 4 of the Top 10 restaurants situated in Stellenbosch.

The Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine opened in 2009 in a renovated tobacco curing house surrounded by vineyards overlooking a lake below the cellar and tasting room.

George Jardine said: “Jordan Wine Estate has an absolutely stunning setting, and is the perfect place for Louise and me to personally attend to our guests, to pamper their palates and de-stress their minds, letting them experience the highest levels of cuisine and service matched to some truly great wines.”

The Jordan Restaurant with George Jardine has remained in the Top 10 of the Eat Out Awards for 6 years running.


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