Hotel & Restaurant reports Amy Winehouse is honoured by a new Johannesburg restaurant.
Christoff van Staden and business partner Peter Aucamp have opened their new restaurant named “Winehouse” in the Ten Bompas Hotel in honour of Joanna Flatau’s painting of Amy Winehouse.
Ten Bompas honours Amy Winehouse
Winehouse, the new restaurant at Ten Bompas Hotel in Johannesburg, has opened.
It is named to honour Joanna Flatau’s painting of British singer Amy Winehouse, who died in London in 2011.
Flatau is an acclaimed Polish artist and happens to be a neighbour of Christoff van Staden, one of the co-owners of Ten Bompas, who has a holiday home in France. Her painting of Winehouse has pride of place at the Winehouse.
Ten Bompas was a childhood home for Van Staden before it was converted into an all-suite boutique hotel and restaurant in 1996.
Van Staden and business partner Peter Aucamp agreed it was time for a new restaurant and cellar at the hotel.
Dominik Middlecamp and Andrew Scott Fleet are the chefs at Winehouse, where the menu reflects a distinct French theme.
Middlecamp trained at the Culinary Schools of Cooking in Lubeck and Hannover before gaining practical experience in the kitchens of cruise liners. Scott Fleet has a City and Guilds Diploma in Professional Cookery and has worked in restaurants in the Western Cape, including The Plettenberg and Salt.
Current menus at Winehouse feature:
Starters: grilled asparagus with poached egg and tarragon vinaigrette; rabbit terrine with carrot and orange glaze served with garlic baguette; duck ravioli with porcini mushroom sauce; salmon tartar with poached quail egg, avocado and brunoise of onion and tomato with lemon crème fraiche; organic green salad with grilled pear, blue cheese with walnuts and a port and raspberry dressing
Mains: lamb shepherd’s pie with wholegrain mustard mashed potatoes; coc au riesling served on basmati rice; roasted baby beetroot and goats cheese tart; wild mushroom risotto.
Winehouse seats 50 diners indoors, 16 in a private dining-room and an additional 30 on the terrace overlooking the garden and swimming pool. The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch Monday to Sunday, private breakfasts, lunches and dinners as well as cocktail parties, functions and events.
Ten Bompas has 10 suites, each designed by a different interior decorator.
Early next year the hotel will launch its Space conference and events centre. Designed by Enrico Daffonchio, it will have two venues for up to 70 people.
Ten Bompas is part of the JBC (Johannesburg Boutique Collection) of small private hotels.
Above The glass-fronted, double-volume wine cellar has wines from the Cape Winemakers Guild auction and thousands of other bottles.