Yesterday after dropping the kids at school, we made Our way up to Mooi River to visit Hartford House. Hartford makes a statement the minute you enter the gates. Long driveways with tall trees line the roads and horses in all the paddocks!
Situated on the Summerhill Stud farm in the picturesque KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, Hartford House is one of the country’s top fine dining restaurants. Benefiting from an extensive list of small local suppliers for dairy, beef, herbs and vegetables, chef Constantijn Hahndiek has created a five-course dinner menu that is an ode to the region.
It’s no accident that even widely travelled South Africans – those who’ve taken in everything from sunrise over the Seine to the northern lights in Norway – will tell you that Mzansi is easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world.
"For this month's Story of a Plate feature we enjoyed a lovely and unusual combination of smoked trout and guava at the picturesque Hartford House in the KZN Midlands. We chatted to chef Constantijn Hahndiek (Tijn, to his friends) about what inspired the plate." - Rossouw's Restaurants by Diners Club
Situated on Summerhill Stud farm, Hartford House boasts picturesque walks all round. Wandering around, rolling hills, horses playing about full of mischief, was one of my most favourite things I loved about this place.
These boutique hotels offer luxury accommodation, fine-dining options, and all the top amenities guests expect. From big cities to small seaside towns, here’s our selection of the best boutique hotels in South Africa. - Culture Trip
Ahead of the announcement of the winner of the 2017 Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award later this year, we’ll be running a series of articles highlighting ways that restaurants can be more sustainable. In the second of this series, we look at the current crisis facing our seafood stocks.
Eine liebliche Landschaft mit Wiesen und Wäldern, Tümpeln und Teichen sowie schmalen Sträßchen, die sich über tausend Hügel winden: Die Midlands wirken bisweilen, als habe man das schönste Stück der Grafschaft Surrey nach Südafrika verpflanzt.
The launch of the KZN chapter of the Cape Legends & Artisan Spirits Inter Hotel Challenge, this year the venue was the bespoke Hartford House who hosted the event. 2017 is the fifth year of the Inter Hotel Challenge, sponsored by Cape Legends fine wines and choice Distell artisan spirits, celebrated in the industry as the 'Hotel Oscars'!