“It’s more about the produce than competing flavours. It’s about going back to basics,” says Jason Whitehead about his offering at Frères Bistro. Jason and his brother Dylan opened this French bistro in March of this year and the name has been hot on the lips of Capetonians ever since. As a chef, Jason was involved in events and for some time had been on the search for a kitchen in a coffee shop from where he could work his magic. When he came across the building where Frères is now housed, with its Brookie lace, brace fittings and wooden features, it just “screamed French Bistro” to him, as he says. He made a few changes to give it more of a moody feel and Voila! Frères was born.
The menu, which was tweaked this past Tuesday to include more Wintery items, is concise but it covers all the bases you’d expect from a French bistro and features produce from their own veg and herb garden, as far as possible. Try the Poached Salmon Trout with Citrus Hollandaise – their Pièce de résistance in our opinion.