The Werf at Boschendal: Chef Eric Bulpitt Joins the Team

The Werf Boschendal New Chef Eric Bulpitt 2023 Lead

There’s a new chef in town.

Boschendal’s seductive combination of heritage, sustainability and the great outdoors comes together within the metre-thick walls of the Manor House’s original wine cellar, now home to The Werf Restaurant. The latest in a line of notable chefs (Christiaan Campbell and Allistaire Lawrence), chef Eric is focused on continuing the farm’s commitment to sustainability and fresh soil-to-fork flavour, building on the legacy of his predecessors.

The Werf Boschendal New Chef Eric Bulpitt 2023

With impeccable credentials, including Pierneef à La Motte, Faber Restaurant at Avondale and The Restaurant at Newton Johnson, Eric is widely respected for his inimitable way with local and sustainable ingredients.

Umami flavour, loads of veg and colorful flowers

Authenticity is high on the agenda in terms of the dishes Eric hopes to make as well as the way produce is sourced. “By making fresh, seasonal ingredients the star of every dish, I believe in creating a powerful connection with every ingredient on the plate, providing a rich and unforgettable dining experience.

“Look out for strong flavours of umami, with a focus on vegetable-based dishes. I think vegetables have immense potential for flavour development, even more so than meat. My team can also expect to see more flowers in the kitchen. I just love walking through the vegetable garden picking flowers and finding interesting ways to incorporate their colours and flavours in our dishes.”

The Werf Boschendal New Chef Eric Bulpitt 2023 Outdoor Dining

The Werf’s outdoor courtyard setting under the oaks provides deliciously cool shade in summer and shelter from the elements on chillier days. It effortlessly embraces so many dining moods –  it’s as much a breakfast spot with a view as it is a family lunch destination or a let’s-escape-to-the-Winelands-by-ourselves occasion.

Opening times Monday – Sunday, 8am – 11am; 12pm – 5pm
Thursday – Saturday, 6pm – 10pm
Booking is essential
Contact 021 870 4206,
Where to find it The Werf Restaurant, Helshoogte Road (R310), Pniel, Franschhoek
Book through DinePlan

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Time of publication: 25 January 2023