Urs Gamma, one of Windhoek’s top chefs, who has been running Gathemann’s for the last 20 years, is well known for introducing local produce to his well established menu, including beef, game and fish dishes of exceptional standard. Like the fruit of the “maguni” or cork monkey-orange tree (Strychnoscocculoides) with its different flavours of mandarin, orange and banana, which makes a fantastic water-based ice cream. The fruit is large, about the size of a pomegranate, and yellow when ripe, and is also used for its medicinal qualities. Similarly, wild grenadilla from Owamboland havean intense red colour, scent and taste and also make a delicious sweet and sour dessert if added to yoghurt.
A variety of traditionally grown and highly nutritious beans come from Owamboland - their nutty flavours and various colours make interesting eating and most are sourced at traditional markets in Katutura. Green asparagus are rich in minerals from the ground at the Namibian coast, where they grow. Urs uses his imagination when serving them either raw, roasted in olive oil with grated parmesan, a pinch of ginger, garlic and crushed coriander on top, or cooked and served with a hollandaise sauce or sliced very thin as a carpaccio with saffron vinaigrette drizzled on top and so the possibilities go on and on...
Not forgetting to mention the world famous Namibian truffles and also the “omajova” (mushrooms – which grow on anthills after the summer rains) which taste delightful when combined with sour cream, served as a sauce on any meat or fish dish, as well as our own fresh Namibianoysters.
Experience the finer aspects of Namibian cuisine at Gathemann’s Restaurant, which opens every day, except on Sundays.We serve gourmet dishes as well as Namibian game and fresh fish from the coast of Namibia. Restaurant Gatheman has an exclusive selection of South African wines.
OPEN MONDAY - SATURDAY from 12:00 - 16:00 and again from 18:00 - 22:00