The Table

In the kitchen with… Allistaire Lawrence, chef of The Werf

At Boschendal Wine Estate – one of South Africa’s oldest and much-loved wine estates – an emphasis on family, food and reconnection has been an overriding philosophy for more than 300 years. Today it’s manifest in soil-to-fork food offering that has turned Boschendal into an acclaimed food and wine destination. (…)

Inspired by the vast organic garden and orchards found throughout the estate, Allistaire Lawrence, Boschendal’s Executive Chef makes use of the freshest ingredients on his doorstep. ‘The healthy rich soil for which Boschendal is famous translates into flavour profiles that are earthy and intense, as a result the dishes speak for themselves,’ explains Allistaire. As such the menus are seasonal. ‘I want guests to take away something special from our authentic farm-to-table experience, for it’s a process that continues to teach me so much.’ (…)