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Chef and food stylist Robyn Tim­son is putting the fin­ish­ing touches to the take-home and cater­ing menus of the Ar­bour Café — the res­tau­rant she has just sold and which re­mains a favourite among brunch-lov­ing health nuts in the Jo­han­nes­burg sub­urb of Illovo.

The new menus at Ar­bour will al­low cus­tomers to pre-or­der and col­lect meals, which are mostly main cour­ses freshly made on or­der, not pre-pack­aged or frozen. There will also be func­tion menus, canapé menus and ban­quet-style menus, all tai­lor-made to suit in­di­vid­ual tastes, re­li­gious af­fil­i­a­tions and num­bers.

So your en­tire Spring din­ner party or Sun­day brunch can be pre­pared by one of Jo­han­nes­burg’s top chefs.

Tim­son trained at the Prue Leith Chefs Academy in the UK and spent time in Paris, where she dis­cov­ered the joy of crêpes. As a re­sult, the menus are French-in­spired, whole­some, hearty meals which draw in­spi­ra­tions from stews, cur­ries, coq au vin and casseroles,

And if you don’t want to try the new take-home menus, you can al­ways sit down for a meal at the Ar­bour Café, which is dog-friendly and equipped with free Wi-fi.

French-in­spired chef branches out in new ven­ture

Robyn Tim­son, food stylist

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