HOT NEWS: THE TEST KITCHEN TO VISIT THE SAXON HOTEL
Award-winning chef and owner of The Test Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town, Luke Dale-Roberts, will bring his signature style to Africa’s finest hotel, The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa in Johannesburg.
A brand-new pop-up concept embodying The Test Kitchen’s unique qualities, will open on January 21, 2016.
“The Saxon is an iconic hotel and the perfect home for us to set up a new creative space. I’m excited to venture into the Joburg market and see how diners there react to The Test Kitchen style of food.”
– Owner of The Test Kitchen, Luke Dale-Roberts
With his meticulous and ground-breaking approach to cuisine, Dale-Roberts is sure to make his mark on the Joburg food scene.
Currently at the number 28 spot of The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, The Test Kitchen has also been awarded Best Restaurant in Africa for two consecutive years. South Africa’s annual Eat Out Awards have voted The Test Kitchen as the country’s Best Restaurant of the Year for the past three consecutive years.
Dale-Roberts is no stranger to the pop-up restaurant phenomenon with his other restaurant, Pot Luck Club, having had a successful session in Verbier, Switzerland during ski season in 2012. This pop-up at stylish ski lodge Hotel Farinet was a massive hit and filled to capacity all season long. There is no doubt that The Test Kitchen pop-up experience at The Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa will set a new gourmet trend.
More information on the menu and décor will be made available closer to the time.
British-born Dale-Roberts trained in Switzerland and England before heading to Asia for a five year stint, launching several restaurants in Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and the Philippines. The Test Kitchen opened in November 2010.