Two established Joburg chefs Embarc on a new culinary journey


Two established Joburg chefs Embarc on a new culinary journey

Parkhurst’s 4th Avenue gets an elegant fine dining restaurant

Steve Steinfeld

This little corner restaurant on Parkhurst’s renowned 4th Avenue is where chefs Darren O’Donovan and Lisa de Beer bring their elegant and modern take on fine dining to life.

The two chefs, who are familiar faces on the city’s restaurant scene having previously worked at a host of great restaurants, took the plunge during lockdown and decided to open a place of their own.

Cleverly, rather than opting for a strictly tasting or à-la-carte menu, Embarc ( offers diners the choice to have each dish in a starter or main portion. This allows those who wish to to enjoy a tasting menu of their own creation or just share a few small plates between the table, while those looking for something simpler or perhaps quicker can opt for a heartier main course...

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