Dazzling food design personifies Gåte’s mouth-watering gastronomy, and this is perfectly illustrated in the restaurant’s recently launched Daytime Experience – a six course set menu dubbed A Journey Around the World, which craftily underpins the delights of global cuisine.
Quoin Rock’s intercontinental flair has been fashioned by the Ukrainian Gaiduk family, who purchased the estate in 2012. And Gåte’s adventurous new menu now amplifies the Gaiduk’s all-embracing ethic with artistry that’s guaranteed to tantalise.
To get up close to the inner working of Gåte’s kitchen, Quoin Rock hosted a fun Molecular Gastronomy Masterclass & Tasting Journey, culminating in a sublime tasting menu. The media launch immersed participants in the behind-the-scenes operations of a top-end industrial kitchen. A dream workspace for any forward-thinking creator, it houses a centrefuge, walk-in fridges, pacojects, a glass freezer, Convotherm ovens, a Thermomix, tunnels for micro-herbs, and more – a well-equipped playground for any discerning chef!
The Daytime Experience was devised by Head Chef Nicole Loubser, aided by a young and experienced team of chefs. The menu is a reduced option of a 14 course dinner menu.
Molecular gastronomy is introduced into the menu, but it’s not the main focus. “We have selected 14 different countries and we’ve chosen what their specific flavours are and have incorporated South Africa with that. It’s very flexible, so we can mix and match countries,” comments Chef Nicole.
Chefs have been allowed free expression to inject a modern twist into classical cuisine. Attention has been paid to height, texture, colour and contrast, resulting in superb gourmet dishes paired with exquisite Quoin Rock wine.
Daytime Dining: Tues – Sun, 12 – 2pm, R800.
With wine pairing R1200.
Night time: Tues – Sat 6pm – late, Gourmet 14 course menu R1600. With wine pairing R2250.
7 Course Tasting menu: R1000. With wine pairing R1450.