5 minutes with Charron Mehlo – Head Chef, Restaurant Cuvée on Simonsig Wine Estate…

Charron Mehlo

Where did you train as a chef?
Working different restaurants and Cuisines like brasseries and tapas Bars,  as well as work experience at different restaurants such as Bistro 13, De Warenmark and Kleine Zalze functions.

What do you like to eat most?
Tuna Salad

Fresh Farm Eggs from Dalewood

What’s your least Favourite Food?
Eggs.

Do you have a childhood, Mom or Gran food memory?
My mom used to cook the best dumplings and stews.

What is your morning routine?
Wake Up, Pray, meditate before days work.

From where do you draw your inspiration?
Inspirational people that started with nothing.

Classic Cape Dish – Bobotie

What’s your Favourite Dish you are cooking now?
Bobotie at home.

Favourite Cooking Tools?
Chef knifes.

What is your ideal neighbourhood eatery?
I love cooking at home and Steers on lazy days.

Always in your fridge at home?
Cheese, milk, cream, mixed veg, red meat.

Name 6 food items you would take to a Desert Island?
Cheese, tinned food, water, biltong, droewors, and wine.

Garth Brookes, Co-writer of If tomorrow never comes

What is your Desert-Island Disc?
If Tomorrow never comes.

Your most Underrated Wine?
Simonsig Gewürtztraminer.

Simonsig Gewürtztraminer

Your craziest Wine or Food or Equipment Purchase?
A very expensive pre ordered half a lamb

Saturday night after service relaxation?
Reading at home.

Restaurant Peeve?
I’m a down to earth person, and don’t like the the company of people full of themselves and belittling others.

Your key Wardrobe Item?
Tights and T Shirts.

Charron Mehlo at home at the stove

Talent you would like to have?
I like to have been a singer.

Bees in your Bonnet?
Is today going to be better than yesterday?

Restaurant Memento?
The unique people I have met.

R Kelly

Who is your Music Man?
R Kelly.

Bedside Book?
The Holy 
Bible.

Fictional Character with whom you identify? 

Bruce Willis as John McClane.

Westley Muller

One guest for dinner – who would that be?
My Executive Chef Westley Muller.

Routine after lunch or dinner service?
Step out into fresh air in the garden outside.

I’m currently working on…. Sunday family feast.

My favourite weekend getaway is….Family visits.

Guilty Pleasures?
A good glass of wine, maybe two.

Bruce Willis as John McClane

One day, I will…. Be all that I can be.

Restaurant Cuvée
Contact details 021 888 4932
Street address Kromme Rhee Road, Koelenhof
Telephone for reservations 021 888 4932
Email cuvee@simonsig.co.za
Website www.simonsig.co.za

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