When Peter Tempelhoff and his team launched FYN in 2018, it was with the goal of bringing something new to the culinary landscape of Cape Town. A dining destination that offered a food journey, straddling continents and immersing its guests in a convergence of exciting food, exquisite surrounds and seamless service.
The new decade sees FYN continue to push the culinary bar with a first for South Africa: a globe-trotting collaboration between FYN and Zeniya in Japan. Featuring two Michelin star chef Shinichiro Takagi, who is credited with the success behind his Japanese Kaiseki restaurant, Zeniya in Kanazawa, Japan – diners can expect dishes featuring a harmonious combination of Japanese-South African ingredients. The collaboration menu, conceptualised and crafted together during Tempelhoff’s recent visit to Japan, will pay homage to both chefs’ commitment to locally sourced ingredients, minimal intervention and exquisite presentation.
“Chef Shin is a world-class cook with strong ties to his home region of Ishikawa. His love of using fresh, local ingredients to prepare mouth-watering, Kaiseki-inspired cuisine, makes him my ideal partner to create this once in a lifetime dining experience,” says Tempelhoff.
According to Savour BlackBookAsia there are very few establishments regarded as highly as Zeniya, and far fewer chefs regarded as highly as Chef Shinichiro Takagi. Chef Takagi’s work is a testament to innovation tempered with respect for tradition that allows him to bring the very best into the world of dining.
How to book
Collaboration dinners take place 13 & 14 March 2020 for R3500 per person which includes wine. For reservations email firstname.lastname@example.org. Bookings open on Friday 14 February. Visit fynrestaurant.com or zeniya.co.jp for more information.