Chef Candice Philip has introduced a new Hibernal menu at Grei, the fine dining restaurant at Saxon Boutique Hotel, Villas & Spa.
With the launch the team continues to bring their unique concept of fine dining to Johannesburg’s diners.
Philip commented: “I love winter and the bold flavours we are using throughout this menu.
“I feel that if winter had a taste, it has been perfectly emulated in Hibernal.”
Grei opened their doors at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa in April last year.
Their journey since then included a World Travel Awards nomination as the World’s Leading Fine Dining Hotel Restaurant 2018 as well as rave reviews from both local and international guests.
The Grei team will continue working with the garden and its produce, focusing first on organic and heirloom vegetables, and later looking to the proteins.
Added to this they also highlight the herbs - often the little things that are overlooked.
Appropriately, Grei’s menu features the smell and flavour of herbs running through it.
Dishes feature unusual pairings and natural, succulent flavours.
The menu is a six-courses, paired with a combination of international and local wines.
There is also a non-alcoholic pairing option as well as vegetarian- and pescatarian-suited menus.
Chef Candice brings elements of the unusual to Grei’s dining experience – from the spelling of the restaurant’s name, the menu layout all the way through to the paired ingredients in the dishes.
“Since joining the Saxon, I’ve been privileged to work alongside some of the country’s best chefs – including David Higgs and Luke Dale Roberts,” she added.
“I’m excited to bring my own long-held vision to life in the form of Grei. I really want people to come and appreciate what we’re doing – to take the time and enjoy the journey.”
Find out more about Grei on the newly launched Instagram profile.