As Head Chef at La Colombe since 2010, Scot Kirton has raised the bar astounding diners and critics alike with his new culinary wonders, each epitomizing his pursuit of excellence and passion towards gastronomic innovation. Scot’s approach has been confident and swift, not only maintaining the standards of one of the finest restaurants in the world, but steering each to significantly new heights. Patrons of La Colombe have revelled throughout season in Scot’s delivery of classic signature dishes and his endless array of sublime new inspirations that now form the mainstay of La Colombe’s À la Carte menu, as well as the Gourmand Tasting Menu.
Describe your culinary philosophy in 4 words.
Passion, flavour, perfection, simplicity
What is your greatest inspiration?
My greatest inspirations come from traveling through different countries and learning about their different cultures, traditions, cooking techniques and ingredients and turning them into something different and unique to South Africa.
If you could take a plane ride to any restaurant in the world, just for one meal, where would you go?
El Celler de can roca, to see what all the hype is about.
What three things would you take to a desert island?
Hammock, fishing rod and a panama hat.
Silvermist Estate, Constantia Nek
Cape Town 7848
+27 21 795 0125