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Tempelhoff is the new culinary director at Ellerman House

Peter Tempelhoff, innovative founder of Fyn restaurant and a celebrated member of Relais & Châteaux’s World Culinary Council, has decided Ellerman House is the perfect home to assume his next position within the Relais & Châteaux family.
Peter Tempelhoff

Tempelhoff will bring a constant source of inspiration to the Ellerman kitchen and a wealth of expertise. He has his finger on the pulse of Cape Town’s dynamic local food scene and brings global vision from the World Culinary Council, a collection of 19 gourmands selected from over 560 Relais & Châteaux properties across the globe who set benchmarks in the industry for others to follow.

Strong local emphasis is a hallmark of Relais & Châteaux properties, and passion for all things local is a value deeply ingrained in Ellerman House’s culture, which makes Tempelhoff the perfect appointment.

Tempelhoff has meticulously crafted a new menu at Ellerman House and is working on an exclusive dining experience, launching soon in the Wine Gallery. With new dishes such as ‘Karoo lamb with sweetbreads, Parmesan pap, spekboom and pickled honey, gremolata and jus gras’, guests at this luxury boutique hotel in Cape Town can expect a re-imagined culinary vision that continues to celebrate the very best of South Africa, while subtly infused with flavours from abroad.

“South Africa’s food culture inspires me daily and guests can expect to be taken on a delicious journey through our country’s landscape,” says Tempelhoff.

He will continue is his role as Chef de Patron at Fyn, with Ellerman House providing a highly complementary consultancy role.

Find out more about Ellerman House here.


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