It was a great way to start off 2018 by being invited to cook with Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, at his Michelin star restaurant, JAN, in Nice, France for the first ever ‘Taste of South Africa’, and showcasing Boplaas wines from the Klein Karoo.
I think it’s important to travel and see what’s trending in the food world and fortunately Jan had time to not only host me as a guest Chef at his intimate Chef Table MARIA, but take me around his neighbourhood, the markets, such as the Marché Aux Fleurs, and also to dine at the 3* Michelin Alain Ducasse in Monaco, amongst others.
Here is a curated pictorial journey of my time with Jan in Nice…
A warm welcome
Image © Rozanne Nel
On the first day we went out to source all the ingredients we needed at the famous Marché Aux Fleurs, which is ranked by France’s National Council for the Culinary Arts as being one of the country’s special markets.
Taste of South Africa #1
Seeing more sights in Nice
Images © Peter Tempelhoff
How can anything top this lunch… sitting on the waters edge eating bouillabaisse, an enormous crab salad and grilled octopus?
Tastes of 3* Michelin Alain Ducasse in Monaco
Images © Jan Hendrik & Peter Tempelhoff
One of the reasons why I love France… simply amazing desserts!
I will remember Nice not for the place, but for the people. What a great time… thanks for the warm hospitality!
Jan Hendrik has also shared a blog in which he expands on the collaborative menu… click here to read it now