Gåte Restaurant at Quoin Rock Scoops up Four Global Awards

Words: Crush

There is much to celebrate at the lavish Gåte on Quoin Rock estate and these accolades highlight the skill of Head Chef Nicole Loubser and her team as they explore the boundaries of creative culinary.

The World Luxury Restaurant Awards

Gåte has been declared the 2019 Global Restaurant of the Year Overall Winner, and well as the 2019 Haute Cuisine Global Winner.

Quoin Rock World Luxury Awards 2019

It also secured the 2019 Molecular Cuisine Global Winner honour, plus the 2019 World Luxury Restaurant Awards’ Best Head Chef – Global Winner accolade – which recognizes sustained commitment to service excellence and outstanding achievement in the international restaurant industry. In addition, the Knorhoek Valley estate also scooped a win for 2019 Outstanding Architecture Continent Winner: Africa.

The Chef

Head Chef Nicole Loubser delineates the brilliance of top-level dining at Gåte. Her artistry was honed at Jan Hendrik’s 1 star Michelin restaurant in Nice and at Salzburg’s 2 Michelin star Ikarus.

Nicole maximizes her expertise in the farm’s unusually large kitchen. “It’s a lot of fun as it’s bigger than most in terms of space as well as equipment. Gåte is cutting edge because we not only focus on molecular gastronomy, but also on fine dining. We aim to play with the senses of the guest. As such, it’s not just another wine farm but a high-end fine dining venue,” she adds.

“We focus on getting local food in, and also expensive items like truffles. We are setting up a greenhouse so we can be sustainable and have hydroponics in the kitchen for our own micro herbs and flowers.”

Gåte Quoin Rock
Gåte Quoin Rock

New Menu Launch

Gåte’s new menu launches on 1 August. “We’ve picked 14 countries to embody a taste-driven odyssey, fusing their flavours with South African cuisine.” The fourteen-course menu can be enjoyed as a seven-course dinner or a five-course lunch menu. Lunch includes two teaser dinner dishes. Food is paired with 10 estate wines.

Gåte Quoin Rock
Gåte Quoin Rock

Daytime experience: Tues – Sun, 12h00 – 14h00, R650. With wine pairing R950.
Nighttime experience: Tues – Sat, 18h00 – late, Gourmet menu R1450. With wine pairing R2150. Tasting menu: R1050. With wine pairing R1500.
Contact:  021 888 4750 or via email.
Open: Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat.

Quoin Rock Wine Estate: Knorhoek Road, Knorhoek Valley, Stellenbosch, 7600
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