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*UPDATE*
Chef Bruce is missed and loved in his absence! The Flagship Restaurant is closed.

Chef left us for the great “kitchen in the sky” in November 2014 and is likely pushing boundaries and telling stories to all who will listen! We miss and love you, Bruce!

http://www.bdlive.co.za/life/travel/2014/11/06/sa-loses-top-chef-who-pushed-boundaries-with-his-food

 

Lunch at Chef Bruce’s home in Scarborough is regarded as one of the “Hidden Gems” within the Cape Region amongst local food enthusiasts and veteran chefs for the past few years. Chef’s 5-course tasting lunch of all locally sourced ingrediants (80% from within a 5 mile radius, 100% within a 20 mile radius ) and award-winning Cederberg wine pairings delivered one of the most memorable dining experiences I have ever had.

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Upon arrival to Chef’s beautiful home, I was greeted from his second story balcony to hurry upstairs so he could pour me a glass of Rose. The decor from inside The Boathouse seamlessly matched the beach / coast environment with white-stained wood floors & counters, splashes of color from the paintings, and plenty of open windows to let in the fresh ocean air – Barefoot Luxury at its finest.

Upon arrival to Chef’s beautiful home, I was greeted from his second story balcony to hurry upstairs so he could pour me a glass of Rose. The decor from inside The Boathouse seamlessly matched the beach / coast environment with white-stained wood floors & counters, splashes of color from the paintings, and plenty of open windows to let in the fresh ocean air – Barefoot Luxury at its finest.

IMG_7787Where the magic happens. Bottles of wine, cookbooks, and herbs as far as the eye can see

5 elaborate “seafood focused” courses were beautifully presented to our community table. Chef Bruce’s resume (Marcus Weiring, Gordon Ramsay) really showed itself within the food. Portion sizes were just enough, plate ups were beautiful, and the textures / temperatures of each course were on point. A couple of my favorites:

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The Boat House Sea Snail (Turbo cidaris) with Tuna Biltong on a ‘Groen-bontjie’ and crayfish noodles served with dried anchovy

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Seafood chowder with homemade gnocchi and mussels

Chef Bruce’s table d’hôte is a picture-perfect stop, and the perfect way to end a full day Cape Peninsula Tour (Boulders Beach to visit the African Penguins, Cape Point with a funicular trip to the light house, lunch with Chef Bruce before heading home via Chapman’s Peak)… Just be careful and make sure to keep an eye on your watch, since you can get so carried away with his stories that you might spend much more time here than planned!

*BREAKING NEWS*
Chef Bruce makes the the move to Simons Town to launch his “Flagship”
For more details: http://www.chefbrucerobertson.com/p/the-flagship.html

 

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