Chef Dale Stevens is at the reins in the kitchen at FABER restaurant on Avondale Wine Estate.

FABER, co-founded by Chef Eric Bulpitt two years ago, who has moved on to a new chapter at Pieneef à La Motte, says about Dale; "Dale is a very talented young chef with an intuitive talent for cooking and flavours. He is a natural leader and I believe that he is one of South Africa’s young chefs to watch.”

After matriculating, Dale studied at The Culinary Academy in Paarl and was fortunate to experience his practical placement with legendary chef George Jardine at Jordan Restaurant where he also worked and gained invaluable experience for four years after graduating. South Africa’s No.1 restaurant The Test Kitchen was Dale’s next port of call which gave him the opportunity to work and live in a city under the mentorship of Luke Dale Roberts. It was during this chapter of Dale’s starlit career, that Eric Bulpitt, also a student of George Jardine, was planning to open Newton Johnson Restaurant and invited the young chef to join him. A few years later when the time came for Eric to move closer to Cape Town and open FABER, it was a natural progression for Dale to follow as wing man.

The Avondale story is one of embracing ground-breaking biodynamic and organic farming practices to produce wines that reflect the terroir; wines that pay tribute to the soils that produce them. The same can be said of FABER’s culinary philosophy, where Dale takes inspiration from the seasons, the land and the farm’s produce harvested from its biodynamic vegetable garden.

FABER restaurant is situated on the scenic Avondale wine estate near Paarl in the Western Cape winelands. The restaurant is open for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday from 12h00 – 14h30 and for dinner from Wednesday to Saturday from 19h00 – 21h00. Reservations recommended. For bookings and more information phone 021 202 1219 or email faber@avondalewine.co.za.

Lustigan Road, Klein Drakenstein, Paarl, South Africa
Contact Number 021 202 1219
Email address faber@avondalewine.co.za
Website www.avondalewine.co.za