It’s more than just about food at this exclusive restaurant, it’s a culinary journey.
The menu at The Cellar at Honeywood has a fine selection of dishes that includes pastas, seafood and meats, all complemented by a superior wine selection.
Talented executive chef Dylan Smith uses his imaginative flair with food to give you an unforgettable dining experience. Relax in elegant surroundings either on the patio, alongside the pool or in the atmospheric indoor dining area.
“It’s a fine-dining/bistro fusion,” says Dylan, a born and bred local, who studied at the Royal Hotel and at the Christina Martin Chef School. “I served my apprenticeship under Andrew Draper at Harvey’s in Durban and I’ve worked in many Durban restaurants. I even sailed on a yacht in France for a year, which was a great experience.
“I actually wanted to become a chef when I was still in high school and finally, in 2009, we opened ‘The Cellar’ at Honeywood Lodge. With lots of hard work and planning, it has transformed into an upmarket and sophisticated venue where the décor and furnishings set the ambience for intimate dining.”
Dylan will tantalise your tastebuds with his exciting menu of contemporary fusion-style cooking, blending different flavours and textures – a little French, some Mediterranean and more than a dash of Asian peeking through.
Just to whet your appetite, imaging tucking into a plate of tapas: bite-sized delicacies including smoked salmon rolls, Parma ham, pulled pork spring-rolls and saffron mussels.
As a main, why not try the perfectly cooked venison steaks served on potato croquettes with a red wine reduction, carrots and pumpkin for some sweetness, an eastern-spiced date chutney and a coriander pesto – it sounds too good to resist!
If you still have space, round off your meal with a dreamy crème brûlée, served with with passion fruit.
Book now for the Lanzerac wine pairing evening on October 10, courtesy of Vinimark. Dylan adds, “We are also planning a five-course tasting menu, which is going to be rather exciting!”
The Cellar is available for private functions and year-end events.