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Restaurants need to cut it with the pompous menu-speak, says Pete Goffe-Wood

24 April 2018 5:35 PM
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Celeb chef and restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood says he's had it with the pretentiousness of the local restaurant scene.

A good chef lets the food speak for itself, says Restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood.

Goffe-Wood says he's had it with the pretentiousness of the local restaurant scene.

Read: Restaurateur Pete Goffe-Wood opens farm-style Bosjes Kombuis

In a recent column, Goffe-Wood advises that restaurants should deliver good, properly cooked plates of food, instead of trying to prove how clever they are.

Also read: Restaurants condemned for charging 'anti-competitive' wine listing fees

It's this menu nonsense where everyone feels the need to describe every single process taken to produce a plate of food.

Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur

Skilled chefs these days want to list every single ingredient that appears on the plate and the meticulous process that through producing that ingredient.

Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur

Superfluous language doesn't make a dish any more enticing.

Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur

These menu descriptions seem to get longer and longer. You have to have waiter who has a culinary qualification to stand there and explain your dish to you when it arrives.

Pete Goffe-Wood, Celeb chef and restaurateur

Take a listen to his opinion on the culinary scene:


24 April 2018 5:35 PM
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