Michelin-starred French Chef Vincent Lucas is back at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff for an exclusive pop-up dining experience.

In March this year, Lucas presented a pop-up restaurant as part of Goût de France (“Good France”), an initiative by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote an understanding of the cultural heritage of French cuisine around the world. It was such a success that Four Seasons has invited him back to launch a new addition to our Art on the Hill programme, called Chef on the Hill.

This intimate culinary experience, which can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests per sitting, will include a local wine pairing and a French wine pairing.

Lucas is well known in France for his modern take on traditional gastronomic cuisine at his restaurant Etincelle, which he runs alongside a country guesthouse with his wife, Anne. Etincelle, which means “sparks”, is known for its spontaneously conceived menu, which changes without warning. Lucas decides what will be served on any given day, according to the availability of seasonal fare and what inspires him as he takes a morning stroll through the kitchen gardens.

In his dishes, he likes to concoct contrasts between simplicity and complexity, creating alliances between multiple distinct flavours. He calls himself an “artisan of gustatory happiness” and is fiercely passionate about the “culinary imprint” and influence of French cuisine, which he delights in bringing to plates and palates around the world, while showcasing his culinary roots in an innovative, open and exciting spirit.

Book your seat to join Chef Vincent Lucas at his French pop-up dining experiences at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff.

Cost:
R2 000 with local wine pairing
R2 500 with French wine pairing

Dinner:

16/17 November
23/24 November

Lunch:

17/18 November
24/25 November