“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” These are the famous words of English writer, Virginia Woolf and an ethos that is upheld by Chef Albert Bronkhorst – the executive chef who was recently appointed at Newmark’s Dash Restaurant & Bar, located at the Queen Victoria Hotel. Under Chef Bronkhorst’s expert guidance, new menus have been developed which exude elegance and a unique approach to fine dining.
While his dishes maintain South African elements, Chef Bronkhorst has incorporated hints of classic French, English and Asian flavours in the offerings on the new menus. He has further weaved his trademark of ‘novel flavour combinations’ through these culinary delights, which means that patrons can look forward to a memorable experience in a regal setting.
This dining establishment was named after Queen Victoria’s first dog, a King Charles Spaniel. This alludes to the inherent link between the Queen Victoria Hotel, also referred to as the QV, and Dash Restaurant & Bar.
The display of remarkable artwork enhances the restaurant’s air of sophistication. Pieces are changed every few months and work by renowned local artists, such as Beezy Bailey and John Meyer, is introduced. Art that has been loaned by neighbouring gallery, Everard Read, is currently being showcased, inspiring the mind while Chef Bronkhorst’s dishes stir the heart.
Comments Chef Bronkhorst: “It is a privilege to join the Newmark family and to introduce the start of a new season at Dash. I look forward to merging past experiences with new endeavours in the kitchen and ensuring that guests experience the very best that the Waterfront has to offer.”
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