Under the leadership of Scot and James Gaag of La Colombe, a new restaurant will join the ranks of some of Cape Town’s most highly rated restaurants including Foxcroft, La Pitite Colombe and Protégé.

The new restaurant will go by the name of Epice, pronounced as eh-peace. It will be spearheaded by female sous chef from La Colombe, Charné Sampson, who will be head of the new kitchen.

“The menu will revolve around spices, but that doesn’t necessarily mean spicy hot – think of vanilla and saffron or cinnamon and nutmeg, too,” says Scot to EatOut.

Sampson trained at Silwood School of Cookery and has gained some exceptional experience, working in kitchens from Yoga to The Test Kitchen.

She has since expressed her excitement via her Facebook page and told EatOut that it is a dream come true for her.

The Franchhoek Valley will be the home of the new restaurant and offer visitors not only splendid food but spectacular views of the winelands.

The menu is still being finalised but will feature interesting international dishes as well as Indian cuisine. Other country’s making an appearance on the menu include Japan, Spain, Mexico and Denmark.

Epice will open its doors as November draws to a close.

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