One Cultivar Dinners at ON19 at Westin Cape Town
Westin Cape Town has recently appointed Stephen Mandes to head up the kitchen at its flagship restaurant – ON19, located on the 19th floor of the hotel and with a spectacular bird’s eye view of the city. Along with taking over the reigns of the restaurant, Stephen will be curating the menus for the popular One Cultivar dinner series.
Meet Chef Stephen Mandes
Prior to joining the ON19 team, Mandes spent time in hotel and restaurant kitchens around the city, including that of the Mount Nelson Hotel, the Cape Grace, Mondiall Kitchen & Bar, Restaurant Jardine and de Grendel Wines. The 30-year old culinary arts graduate and 2014 winner of the Ultimate Braai Master confesses he is driven by new challenges and constant change.
“For me, cooking has always come naturally. I am fortunate, I get to cook amazing dishes and perfect my craft every day, no two days are the same, he says. Stephen’s inspiration comes from the intimacy of cooking, living his passion and his love for food.
One Flavour One Cultivar Dinners at ON19
Best-known as the ceiling of the city for its panoramic views of Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak ;ON19 is well-known for its focus on quality ingredients to deliver bold and fresh flavours, and for collaborating with some of Cape Town’s most renowned wine farms to pair the unique flavours of a single dish with One Cultivar.
His undeniable passion for his craft is instantly noticed in his dishes and can be tasted in his choice of flavour combinations, making his Lime and Chenin Blanc and Coffee and Pinotage curated menus for the months of May and June, a must try.
Book your seats for the May and June One Flavour One Cultivar Dinners at ON19
Friday 25th May – Lime and Chenin Blanc | Friday 29th June – Coffee and Pinotage
6 wines and a 5-course dinner for R495 per person