The Pièce de Résistance of KZN Dining Experiences
Hartford House must surely be the pièce de résistance of KZN dining experiences. I couldn’t have been more spellbound by the culinary journey offered at this Midlands establishment. I’d wanted to visit only for dinner, but the adjacent boutique hotel offered so many merits (and breakfast the following morning) so a stay-over was imminent.
The programme begins with drinks served in the various rooms of the elegantly furnished manor house, and at 8 PM the magic begins. The hugely-talented Chef, Constantijn Hahndiek develops a brand new menu every day! This freedom afforded to him means that you’re always in for a surprise and his culinary mastery is both a taste and visual journey.
The ingredients are locally-sourced, complemented by the seasonal offerings from the property’s gardens. (The 140-year-old plum tree was fruiting and so parts of our evening meal incorporated its tantalizing tartness.) It’s no wonder the restaurant is a previous Eat Out Awards Top 10 winner, and last year the only KZN restaurant to be nominated.
Have you ever left a restaurant craving one more meal from the chef? An overnight at Hartford means you’ll get your wish: a stay on one of the Midland’s most charming farms and a delicious, hearty country breakfast.