This November, the renowned Chef Stephen Fraser, who heads up the iconic Lanzerac Wine Estate kitchen, will be hosting the next Summer Masterclass at Lanzerac Wine Estate. Lanzerac has partnered with an impressive list of influential collaborators to present a six-part Summer Masterclass series, offering the public a chance to attend these interesting, insightful and collaborative classes while working alongside renowned masters of the industry in various creative fields and disciplines.

The first masterclass took place in October and was a rousing success, with floral design extraordinaire and owner of Fleur Le Cordeur, Heike Hayward inspiring and guiding attendees to create a stunning floral table accessory, perfect for summer dining events at home.

Hailing from Wales, Lanzerac Executive Chef Stephen Fraser has made South Africa his home for the past 15 years. After making the move to South Africa, Fraser trained under one of the country’s best-known chefs, David Higgs, and has become an esteemed member of the South African Chef’s Association.

The art of fine dining the Lanzerac way

During this hands-on Masterclass, guests will be shown how to prepare the perfect holiday feast the Lanzerac way. Each attendee will be given the opportunity to get involved with different elements of the meal preparation while cooking alongside the chef.

Says Fraser, “The main focus of the Masterclass is to show guests simple ways to bring a new level to their home dinner parties over the festive season, from delicious canapes on arrival to decadent desserts that will leave your friends and family in awe. Guests will not only spend the day with me but receive a recipe pack, tasters, a 3-course lunch, bubbly and wines throughout the day.”

Fraser adds that the Masterclass will be beneficial to anyone wanting to learn to cook the Lanzerac way, from the novice to the more experienced. “There are a few challenging ingredients and cooking techniques that I will be guiding guests through; things that they would normally avoid doing or trying, so I aim to change their mindsets here. The recipes we will be cooking up are those my team use in the kitchen, so this is a great opportunity for guests to learn how to bring restaurant-quality dishes to their own dining table.

A self-professed adventurer, Fraser draws inspiration for his fare from his travels locally and abroad and describes his culinary style as simple yet refined, letting local and seasonal ingredients hero his dishes.

He says, “When I was asked to prepare a menu to use during the Masterclass, my first thoughts were of dishes that got me excited and eager to learn when I was just starting out in the kitchen. I have integrated a few of these items into the menu with the hope that it will ignite the same passion for food among the attendees as it did for me.”

Fraser concludes by encouraging all to join this exciting and sought-after Masterclass as space is limited. “Don’t miss the chance to hone your skills and learn new tricks in the kitchen, in time for the holiday festivities,” he concludes.

South African hospitality at Lanzerac

Located just five minutes from Stellenbosch, Lanzerac offers world-class Winelands accommodation in the heart of the Jonkershoek Valley. In addition to a regal hotel on the property, Lanzerac includes a winery, spa and dining and meeting facilities within its sprawling estate. Guests are invited to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city to a place where old-world charm meets modern amenities. Why not combine your Summer Masterclass with an overnight stay or luxurious spa treatment for the ultimate in South African luxury and hospitality.

The second Summer Masterclass will take place at Lanzerac on 20 November 2020. The cost is R750 per person and includes tea/coffee and snacks on arrival and a selection of canapes. For bookings, please contact restaurants@lanzerac.co.za or 021 887 1132. Limited space is available.

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