New executive chef Albert Bronkhorst has a unique approach to fine dining that showcases the best of South Africa
The interior of Dash Restaurant and Bar provides an elegant atmosphere
Named after Queen Victoria’s beloved first dog, a King Charles Spaniel, Dash Restaurant and Bar knows how to mix elegance with a touch of frivolity. And now it is embracing modern culinary trends courtesy of a new chef: Albert Bronkhorst.
The award-winning Camphors restaurant is situated on the historic Vergelegen estate outside Somerset West, and is ideal for summer lunches
The exterior of Camphors restaurant
The five enormous trees from which Camphors derives its name are national monuments – they were declared such back in 1942 – and the restaurant is situated on the venerable Vergelegen estate, originally granted to Willem Adriaan van der Stel in 1700.
Don’t, however, imagine for a moment that the weighty sense of history and heritage here means that the food is in any way staid, old-fashioned or stuffy. Created by Cape Town-born chef Michael Cooke and his team, the cuisine is resolutely contemporary, with an emphasis on enhancing the flavours of key ingredients, as well as on the cr