December 17, 2020

Get Creative with Chef George Jardine in 2021


Looking for the perfect new year’s resolution to kickstart 2021? Why not unleash your creativity in the kitchen with renowned culinary artiste Chef George Jardine.

Taking place on Wednesday, 3 February at 18h00, Chef George will show viewers on the Live-Cook Channel how to make his signature classic of Seared Sirloin and Charred Aubergine served with Creamed Kale, Roasted Baby Tomatoes and Sweet Potato Wedges.

Learn to Cook Creatively with a Gastronomic Genius

Making a sumptuous summer dish with some refreshing seasonal vegetables is the multi-award-winning Chef George Jardine of Jordan Wine Estate and Jardine Restaurant. Born to a family of Scottish chefs, George Jardine spent many years honing his skills in Europe’s Michelin-star kitchens before moving to South Africa in 1997 to open Novelli at The Cellars. During his tenure, the hotel was named one of Conde Nast’s Top 50 Dining Destinations in the World.

Fast forward twenty years – and stints in Indonesia and Malaysia – and Chef George finally returned to SA to open Restaurant Jardine first in Cape Town’s CBD. His restaurants have consistently placed in the Eat Out Awards for nearly a decade, have placed in San Pellegrino’s Top 100 restaurants in the world. Since reopening post-lockdown, he currently runs two Stellenbosch establishments with a lean and efficient staff of 8 across both.  

Despite his long list of accolades, he remains incredibly humble. “The way you win awards is by not focusing on the awards,” he says, “the awards are a double-edged sword in that they feed your ego, and once you do this for your ego, you’ve lost the reason why people enjoyed the experience in the first place.” Expect more of his refreshing and candid wisdom as you cook with him – as well as a healthy helping of that dry British humour we all know and love! 

On the Menu: Seared Beef Sirloin with Charred Aubergine

With Episode 10 kicking off in the height of summer, we wanted to treat our audience to something simple yet absolutely delicious. Chef George’s signature dish of Seared Beef Sirloin with Charred Aubergine, Creamed Kale with Roasted Baby Tomato and Sweet Potato is perfect for ending a lazy day at the pool with something warm yet refreshing and flavourful. 

“I love cooking with aubergine,” says George, “they’re amazing right now and perfect for the season. This dish is easy to do in large numbers, too, while still maintaining a beautiful presentation. It has a bit of Mediterranean-Scottish-Asian influence so these flavours are something to look forward to.” 

Give Your Loved One a Culinary Experience Like No Other

The Live-Cook Channel is in the business of creating lasting connections – for you, your family, friends and colleagues during this crazy time of social distancing. And there’s no better way to truly share your love than with a culinary dinner of note. Book a meal kit and your loved one will receive a special gift voucher to take part in the experience, as well as a 2 or 4 portion box of ingredients and goodies to cook along.

Book 2 Meal Kits and Stand the Chance to Win a Weber

To celebrate the festive season, the Live-Cook Channel has some exciting giveaways in store. They have partnered with Weber Braai on a special meal kit competition to give away a beautiful RED Spirit II E310 Gas Braai worth R10 499 and a Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub worth R3000 to two lucky meal box ticket holders. Simply book two meal kits – one for yourself and one for that culinary enthusiast you know and love – and you’ll be automatically entered into the competition. The winner will be announced on Episode 10, airing on YouTube on Wednesday, 3 February 2021 at 18h00.

Bookings for George Jardine’s Cook-Along close at midnight on 28 January 2020. Meal boxes are available in 2 and 4 portions, with prices ranging from R425 for a 2-portion box, and R595 for a 4-portion box. These can be booked on WebticketsFoodGuru or Quicket. If you’re a Daily Dish customer, you can book through them and cook along with us, too. Visit DailyDish.co.za for details. Follow the Live-Cook Channel on YouTubeInstagram, Facebook or Twitter on @livecookchannel and follow the hashtag #LiveCookChannel for regular updates.