The Chefs, Sommeliers and their Inspiration
The Saxon’s culinary philosophy is to use only the freshest seasonal ingredients. We believe in using the crispest, most authentic and flavourful produce of known origin. Our extensive rooftop garden is a hidden treasure that serves as a constant source of inspiration for the Saxon Chefs in creating innovative dishes. At sunrise our Chefs visit the vegetable garden to handpick the day’s ingredients which will inspire the seasonal menus. It is an established part of their daily routine to spend some time tending to the garden and do forward planning. They take great care in selecting and picking the freshest fruit, herbs and vegetables.
Combining passion, expertise and the latest global gourmet food trends, the Chefs take guests on an experiential journey to explore the emotive culinary relationships between food and wine. Deep within the heart of the Saxon lie the Wine Cellars. Our Sommeliers’ extensive knowledge of wines enhances the enjoyment of our guests’ culinary experiences. The Sommeliers spend a great deal of their time in the Cellars, testing and tasting the wide range of proudly South African wines as well as classic international vintages to ensure that the perfect wine is paired with every meal.