Chefs Jardine & Cunningham Bring Hyper-seasonal Cuisine to The Mount Nelson

Words: Crush

The Mount Nelson, a Belmond Hotel, continues its gastronomic metamorphosis with the debut of the Verandah Experience, curated by executive chef George Jardine and sous chef Brinelle Cunningham. Within the iconic Lounge, enjoy a quintessentially Capetonian winter evening in a conservatory-style setting overlooking the gardens.

With its rich history and vibrant ambience, The Nellie has become a global destination that epitomises epicurean excellence. Now, with the addition of the Verandah Experience, chef George is redefining the essence of dining at the Mount Nelson.


The Verandah Experience

With an array of accolades, and experience in lauded restaurants and hotels across the globe, chef George is celebrated for his commitment to seasonal and sustainable produce, prepared with integrity and finesse. Drawing on his past success while forging a bold new direction, chef George’s new menus are hyper-seasonal and leave a lasting impression. “The Verandah Experience offers diners an exceptional location, an oasis in the heart of the city, complete with an extraordinary flavour journey,” shares Jardine. “And everything tastes better when it’s in season,” he adds.

Driven by this ethos, Jardine and Cunningham have curated a dynamic menu that evolves every two weeks. The menus showcase a selected array of starters, mains and desserts, each reflecting a harmonious blend of locally infused and globally relevant flavours.


Hyper-seasonal and ever-evolving

Paying homage to the dedicated organic purveyors who provide only the finest produce, each dish is a medley of winter flavours that celebrate the very essence of the season. Furthermore, The Nellie’s new Wild Foods Garden is also being harvested, with homegrown botanicals featuring strongly.

To elevate the Verandah dining experience, restaurant manager and sommelier, Keegan Terry, offers expertly curated wine pairings to complement chef George’s superb cuisine. Each evening, guests can look forward to an exceptional selection of wines, including rare releases and hidden gems from the Mount Nelson’s cellar.

The ever-evolving Verandah menu by chef George Jardine awaits. Reserve your table today to celebrate the finest seasonal produce, only at The Nellie.

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