The Cellars-Hohenort has begun welcoming guests again and so its fine dining restaurant, Greenhouse, is following suit – with a brand new à la carte and tasting menu from Chef Farrel Hirsch.

Says Head Chef Farrel Hirsch: “My team and I are naturally thrilled that our patrons will once again be able to experience fine dining at the restaurant. After all, creating memorable, world-class meals for our guests is what we live to do. We’ve used this time to be very busy in the kitchen. We’ve envisioned and developed new dishes and reframed our menu options, so that patrons can choose either our linger-longer tasting menu comprising several courses, or pick select dishes à la carte. We’ve also reconfigured the restaurant so that we can safely welcome you. And now we’re ready for evening guests to enjoy what we’ve conceptualized. There are a few of our hero dishes that we just couldn’t let go of, that remain as longstanding menu favourites, but there are some surprising new flavour combinations that we hope will tantalise palates. It’s an African-inspired fusion feast!”

New dishes include The Game – a springbok rump served with beetroot, kimchi, green beans, and goat’s cheese; Surfer Chow – ciabatta hake, braised fennel, samphire, yuzu gel, purple potatoes and white wine sauce; and a Magic Mushroom – cinnamon smoked, walnut XO, peanut pesto, shiitake dashi, coriander and sweet potato.


With September being Heritage Month, the Discovery menu includes Greenhouse’s take on Tshisanyama (pictured above) featuring house-aged sirloin served with sweetbreads, kombucha pickled carrots, cashew puree, potato fondant, beef crackling and red wine jus. There’s also a confit pork belly and steamed blue prawn, with star anise and onion puree, caper noisette, cauliflower and black garlic salsa. For dessert, a banana sponge with banana brûlée, fermented chocolate cremoux, ice cream and hazelnut crumble.

For the full  Discovery Menu, comprising 8 courses, click here. For the à la carte menu, guests can choose between a two- or three-course meal, with or without wine pairing. The appropriately dubbed Adventure Menu – named for its adventurous dishes and its choose-your-own-adventure factor – is available for bookings from 18h00 to 20h00.

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