Dynamic TV chefs and creative caterers Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys are bringing South African heritage food with global, modern flair, to Stellenbosch with their restaurant Hamm & Uys which opened this September at the historic Blaauwklippen wine estate where KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch will be hosted end October.
Inspired by the surroundings on the 337-year-old farm with its carefully preserved heritage buildings, the country-style, relaxed eatery offers the “nostalgia of your mom’s cooking, re-invented for the modern palate,” says Johnny.
Hamman and Uys met on the set of the second season of reality cooking show Kokkedoor, which Johnny went on to win, and are well known for their bespoke catering company Slippery Spoon Kitchen which specialises in tailor-made events and unique food experiences for weddings, private and corporate gatherings.
From traditional Sunday roast lunches to Cape classics with a modern spin – like hot cross streamed bao buns with hot pickled fish and cape pickles – diners can expect country-casual food in relaxed surroundings with the pair’s typical creative flair and fun touches.
The casual restaurant, or ‘eatery’ as they like to refer to it, with classic winelands elegance and modern touches, will focus on “the good, honest food we grew up with” combined with their global culinary experiences and inspiration. “We want the classic feel of the farm to be visible in the food,” Johnny said.
View this post on Instagram
Some droolworthy treats: ONE: “Marius se beroemde lentetuin-Malvapoeding met tuisgemaakte boere-vla en klontjieroom-roomys” Malvapoeding met ‘n twist. My-oh-my! @hammuyseatery @blaauwklippen #droolworthymenu #stellenboscheatery #winelands #restaurant #goodfood #heritagefood #joumasekosmetntwist
Taking their cue from the Blaauwklippen mantra of “inspired by the past, passionate about our future,” the menu offers “South African heritage, casual cuisine, with a global mindset,” according to Marius.
Simplicity is key, with the “wow factor” in historic flavours and quality ingredients, offered alongside Blaauwklippen’s range of wines made in tune with nature.
View this post on Instagram
The heritage burger available for lunch for our first lunch serving this coming tuesday @hammuyseatery @blaauwklippen – Beskuit bun – slap chips @dalewoodfromage boland cheese – slaphakskeenstjies – rooikool en bruinasyn – bone marrow and chateaubriand frikadel – roasted bonemarrow and pickling jus…………….. #blaauwklippen #newbistro #eatery #heritagefood #joumasekosmetntwist #slipperyspoonkitchen #brunchandlunch #tuesdaytosunday #mondaydinnernight #sundayroastday #luckybreak firstname.lastname@example.org 📸 @jenniportraits
The new restaurant is part of extensive revitalisation underway at Blaauwklippen, one of the original Stellenbosch estates, founded in 1682. Visitors to KAMERS/Makers Stellenbosch from 29 October to 3 November will be some of the first to experience this stylish new eatery.
Hamm & Uys trades Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00-17:00, opening until late on Fridays with special dinners to kick off the weekend, and the classic roast table for relaxed Sunday lunches.