Delaire Graff Estate’s Indochine launches new menu


With an insatiable appetite for authenticity, Executive Chef Virgil Kahn recently spent three weeks working and dining in some of Asia’s best restaurants. He has returned to craft a gastronomic experience with his new Afro-Asian menu at Indochine Restaurant, launching 1 November 2018.

Chef-Virgil-Kahn-2048px-1DX_1000Head Chef Virgil Kahn is behind the evocative, fine dining food theatre that is Indochine. He comes to Delaire Graff Estate from an esteemed background, having cooked at Gordon Ramsay’s Maze and Nobu at The One&Only Cape Town. He has been at Indochine since opening its doors in 2010 and today heads up a gifted team who bring together Green gastronomy lies at the very heart of our cuisine, where fresh flavours come from the skill of our chefs and from the produce we choose. Home-grown fruits, vegetables and herbs are picked straight from the Estate’s greenhouse and gardens for our kitchens. They give back to the earth thanks to a functioning wormery, which generates organic fertiliser to help meet the needs of the EstateThe Delaire Graff Restaurant is open for lunch daily from 12:00 – 14:00 and dinner Wednesdays to Saturdays 18:30 to 21:00..

The dining experience at Delaire Graff Estate is one to take time to savour. Discover an exclusive celebration of taste, there to enjoy from the first moment to the last.

Delight in contemporary menus accompanied by exceptional South African wines in the Delaire Graff Restaurant, discover Asian-inspired balance and flavour at Indochine, or choose to dine in the indulgent privacy of your Lodge (if you are lucky enough to stay there).

Their team of chefs and world-class sommeliers deliver exquisite flavours served amidst breath-taking views of the Stellenbosch Valley. Every plate comes bursting with authenticity and fresh produce handpicked daily from their greenhouse in their beautiful natural setting.

Their focus is to produce beautifully crafted food that reflects the best seasonal, ethically locally sourced ingredients. It’s a philosophy of which they are proud,and renowned for. They pick produce daily from the Estate’s greenhouse and vegetable gardens and are committed to seasonal farming, supporting free-range, pasture-reared livestock and farmers in Africa.

Take a look at some of the dishes and the updated menu items:

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Recommended dish:

Chilli pickled tuna, watermelon, ginger salmon floss, thai basil, coriander, roe, caramelised onion & garlic.

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Awards and bragging-rights

  • Indochine has been nominated as one of the 30 top restaurants in South Africa for the 2018 Eat Out Awards.
  • Indochine has received Two Plate Status (exceptional dining that demands a detour) in the JHP Gourmet Guide Awards, today.



The Delaire Graff’s Indochine is open for lunch daily from 12:00 – 14:15 and dinner daily between 18:30 to 21:00.

To make a booking request, please use their online enquiry form, or call them on +27 21 885 8160 or email:

Take a look at the menu, click here.

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For press: Manley Communications





*Images by Delaire Graff.



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