Peter Tempelhoff / Fyn
A dream 22 years in the making and a venture that’s been surrounded with excitement and speculation, Peter Templehoff’s new restaurant FYN will open in November. A restaurant that’s been “simmering on the backburner” for 22 years is about to change the way gourmands perceive dining out in Cape Town’s CBD. FYN, Afrikaans for fine – what he refers to as the “better half of the word ‘fynbos’”, it’s the realisation of a dream for esteemed Chef de Patron Peter Tempelhoff.
If his name and resume hasn’t already convinced you to book a table, the location and concept will. The new restaurant has impressive views of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain, and a distinctive lower Manhattan feel, a big drawcard for Tempelhoff.
With two of the industries best operators as his partners – Executive chef Ashley Moss, who has been Tempelhoff’s head chef at Greenhouse for the past four years, will be in charge of the kitchen. Jennifer Hugé, who has been the restaurant manager at La Colombe for 14 years, will be FYN’s general manager – it’s a star lineup.
It’s too soon to talk menu and wine selection, but in short the cuisine will draw inspiration from South Africa’s culture and history as well as Tempelhoff’s many journeys around the world.