Potatoes, onions, tomatoes ... and pasta, pasta, pasta
Chef at acclaimed Summerhill Estate eatery in KZN on the things he can’t live without (and other foodie stuff)
The Living Room at Summerhill Estate has become renowned for its supper club which serves four, five or seven-course tasting menus. It took 13th place in the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Awards for top SA restaurants. Chef Johannes Richter is committed to sustainability, inventive cooking and gorgeous plating.
Your best food memories: From harvesting fresh vanilla and cacao in Madagascar to eating in some of the world’s best restaurants, including Osteria Francescana by Massimo Bottura and Le Calandre by Massimiliano Alajmo in Italy, and Schwarzwaldstube by Harald Wohlfahrt and Victor’s Gourmet Restaurant by Christian Bau in Germany.
Your food icon: I think that the Nordic ideology of using local, or even endemic, ingredients and focusing on these is great, with that making Rene Redzepi of Noma a huge influence...