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The Harrow's Roger Jones follows Heston Blumenthal by taking his restaurant offer overseas

Published:  22 September, 2014

Heston Blumenthal is not the only British Michelin-starred chef to be taking his restaurant overseas in the new year as Rojer Jones is set to travel to South Africa to embark on a restaurant tour with his award-winning The Harrow at Little Bedwyn.

Jones, who is one of the few chefs to have built a reputation as much for his wine knowledge as his culinary skills, will be travelling with his wife, Sue, to host a series of special The Harrow dinners across South Africa in January.

These include, on January 9, a dinner challenge at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town where diners will be able to take part in a South Africa versus Australia blind premium wine matching with six course dinner.  

This will be followed by a series of other pop up evenings to help promote the Harrow which will include special wine and food evenings with leading South African winemakers like at 96 Winery Road with Ken Forrester and a "foraging dinner" with Adi Badenhorst in Swartland. 

Prior to his trip to South Africa, Jones will also be going on food and wine tour of New Zealand between October 28 and November 10, visiting wineries in all the key regions as well as take part in a number of specially themed wine and food evenings, culminating at the The Hawkes Bay Food and Wine Classic between October 31 and November 2.

Jones will be returning to the UK later in January to once again take part in the Australia Day Tasting on January 27 where he will prepare dishes specially paired with Australian wines for the expected 500 plus guests throughout the day. Jones was also involved in the 'Dine Australia' themed format at this year's Australia Day tasting.

He then hopes, along with other 12 chefs, to surpass the £100,000 they raised for the Ty Hafan Hospice with a special Chefs Night Out in Cardiff on January 31.