The hotel opened its doors last year in the unique oceanside location of Cape Town’s iconic five- star, award-winning boutique hotel on Chapman’s Peak Drive.
Cape Town’s iconic boutique hotel occupies a breathtaking location on the shoreline. Sitting at the foot of Chapman’s Peak, the lodge is perched on a pebbled beach and enjoys panoramic views of picturesque Hout Bay.
When I first walked into this incredible space, I knew that a Chefs Warehouse at Tintswalo Atlantic was a no brainer. It is one of the best dining rooms in South Africa, if not the entire world,’saidLiamTomlin. ‘It is a dream come true to have a Chefs Warehouse not only close to but right on the ocean, to complete our package of restaurants in the Cape Winelands and the city.’
General Manager Jami de Witt and Head Chef Braam Beyers head up the restaurant, guided by Liam Tomlin and Chef Patron Ivor Jones. ‘Since opening the response has been incredible. There has been much excitement to try the restaurant and visit the beautiful setting,’ says Jami.
The dining experience is laid-back fine dining, with personable and attentive table- side service. The menu at Tintswalo is the classic Chefs Warehouse tapas for two sharing experience, offering eight dishes served over four courses at a set price (R1 500) – bread included. A cheese course, oysters, caviar course and desserts are available at an additional charge. A vegetarian menu is also available.
‘I would describe the food as global contemporary tapas with a focus on seafood, game and seasonal vegetables.
The restaurant overlooks the ocean and surrounding mountains, which influences the design and feel of our menu. each dish represents a certain culture or part of the world, using flavours and techniques relevant to that culture,’ says Braam.
Signature dishes include lemon pie from the dessert menu, and risotto, which changesregularly.All ingredients are locally sourced, using sustainable produce suppliers.
Tintswalo Atlantic’s existing restaurant area and deck was redesigned to incorporate the Chefs Warehouse signature and personality.
‘The furniture is minimalist and modern with a Scandinavian feel. We added dining tables and chairs by Houtlander to the dining room, changed the colour tones in the restaurant and placedbeautifulartpiecesby Claire Gunn,’ says Jami.
‘We wanted the food and views to be the focus so we toned down everything else so that those two could shine.
‘It is magical to watch the sunset on the deck, eating Chef Braam’s oysters with a glass of bubbles.’