Highly acclaimed chef George Jardine and award winning winemakers Gary and Kathy Jordan have joined forces to open a new restaurant in the grounds of Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The Jordan Restaurant is located next to the estate’s tasting room and seat up to 80 guests, either indoors or outside on the patio, opened it’s doors on the 1st of December 2009.
The partnership brings together the Jordans, owners of one of the country’s best known and respected wineries, with former South African Chef of the Year Jardine, whose eponymous restaurant in Cape Town was recently listed in the San Pellegrino World’s 100 Best Restaurants for the second year in a row.
George Jardine’s menu focuses on local and seasonal ingredients sourced from South Africa’s best suppliers and producers. The restaurant houses a selection of the finest seasonal South African cheeses in a walk-in cheese room. Guests are able to join George Jardine in the cheese room to make a personal selection.
The successful synergetic relationship between Gary and Kathy Jordan of Jordan Wine Estate and Jordan Restaurant, operated by George and Louise Jardine has been further strengthened with the opening of The Bakery at Jordan.
Baking has been one of George Jardine’s greatest passions. With the focus on the large wood-fired oven in the new bakery, George is happy to share his passion with his patrons. George Jardine said of the new bakery, “Since the beginning of time man has strived to source the most natural grains to produce the finest breads. To be able to enjoy these in a beautiful environment such as The Bakery at Jordan – what more can one ask for!”
A leading South African wine estate is teaming up with one of London’s top restaurateurs to open a new restaurant on the banks of the River Thames.
High Timber is the brainchild of Gary and Kathy Jordan, of Jordan Wine Estate, and the co-founder of City of London restaurant Vivat Bacchus, Neleen Strauss and the first time a South African winery has ventured into the London restaurant scene.