It was a surprise to read that Chef Peter Tempelhoff is to open his second restaurant beyond, at Buitenverwachting in Constantia. This follows the success of his Fyn restaurant in the city centre, which he opened two years ago. He is to open a Street Food restaurant on Shortmarket Street sometime soon too.
Chef Peter has not revealed many details about beyond, as to the opening date, and where exactly it will open on the wine estate. But we do know the name of the Chef heading up the kitchen as well as that of the interior designer of the new restaurant, who also designed the FYN interior.
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It took six months and R62000 to get to eat at FYN Restaurant last night, the Japanese-style fine dining restaurant which Chef Peter Tempelhoff opened in Speakers Corner in the City centre at the end of November 2018. Whilst very apprehensive, given the unpleasant pre-history, I was most pleasantly surprised at the dining experience, with the exception of our waiter, who was a major let down for the restaurant! Continue reading →
It was in a recent review of FYN restaurant that I read a subtle message that its owner Chef Peter Tempelhoff has left The Liz McGrath Collection. This morning this was confirmed to me by the hotel group staff, Tempelhoff having left on 28 February 2019, and with it, his Executive Chef position of its flagship restaurant Greenhouse, as well as of the restaurants at The Plettenberg and The Marine Hotel. Continue reading →
Yesterday I received a letter from the lawyers of Chef Peter Tempelhoff of newly opened FYN Restaurant, reacting with threat and intimidation to my Blogpost dated 28 November, about being banned from his restaurant, which opened on 30 November. Some speculate that the banning is a cheap publicity shot by Tempelhoff, to fill his 40-seater restaurant, and that the lawyer’s letter is a follow-up to his marketing strategy, to attract further attention to the restaurant. Continue reading →