The One&Only Cape Town Hotel and Resort launches their new restaurant, Ochre – a contemporary interpretation of age-old South African recipes.
Ochre brings together a kaleidoscope of heritages to create uniquely re-imagined dishes and flavours.
The menu, created by One&Only Cape Town’s Executive Chef Chris Mare, features local cuisine favourites such as cured Gemsbok, West Coast mussels, lamb Baboties, “Pens & Pootjies” Braised pork belly, trotter ‘skilpadjies’, ‘pampoen pofferties’ and Malay curry.
For local diners, Ochre offers a nuance of “tuisgemaakde” nostalgia and for visitors, an exploration of South Africa on a plate.
Along with a selection of ice-cream, the in-house pastry team creates 3 decadent desserts – Forest Flora Peppermint Crisp, Malva Pot Brood Potjie, and Lemon Meringue.
Ochre’s wine list is curated by award-winning Head Sommelier, Luvo Ntezo. The list contains unique and rare finds, as well as well-known labels. Diners have the opportunity to engage with one of the resort Sommeliers, who is able to assist them in navigating the choices available and sharing wine insights and stories.
Incorporated into the restaurant’s design are artworks and pieces inspired by local heritage. Ochre is situated below Berni Searle’s “Offering” artwork – a 15-metre long series of printed panels.
Shweshwe fabric is incorporated into staff uniforms, as well as bespoke rope necklaces designed by PICHULIK and handcrafted by local female artisans. he crockery has also been designed and custom-made especially for Ochre, by Cape Town-based Diana Ferreira of Diana Ceramics.
Venue: One&Only, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
Time: Daily Breakfast 6.30am to 11am | Dinner (Thurs to Tues) 6.30pm to 10.30pm