Eating Out

Upper Eastside Hotel to host first MasterChef dinner

An evening out with MAsterChef South Africa

The Upper Eastside Hotel in Woodstock will be hosting a series of exclusive dinners prepared by some of South Africa’s very own MasterChef finalists. Kicking off on Thursday, October 18, diners at the hotel’s Liberty’s restaurant will be treated to the culinary magic of Sue-Ann Allen and Ilse Fourie, who achieved runner up and a top five position respectively in the inaugural local series of the global cooking phenomenon.

Together with expert input from the hotel’s executive chef, Simon Kemp, the pair will be using the freshest seasonal ingredients including herbs from the hotel’s recently launched organic rooftop garden – the first of its kind at an urban hotel in South Africa. In addition to interaction with the MasterChefs during the event, guests will be entertained by renowned local musician, Jeremy Oliver.

The three-course dinner will include a starter of Japanese inspired hake with new season asparagus, tomato salsa and pea shoots in a champagne cream sauce, followed by beef fillet with celeriac and potato dauphenoise, baby veg and hon Shemji mushrooms, onion marmalade, basil micros and beef jus. Dessert will take the form of panacotta with mango and pineapple jelly, fruit compote and a quenelle cremeaux, finished with an almond crumble and ball of ice-cream.

For reservations please call Caroline on 021 404 0570 or email her on Tickets cost R350 per person and tables of ten or more will qualify for a special discount.


  1. I simply love Simon’s fusion-style menu and often surprising dishes, Simon is also a master at the traditional menus I have personally tried his handmade burgers and if you like me tried it once you will never return to Mc Donalds!

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