Culinary Heritage - is all about sharing at La Motte
I was super excited when this press release landed in my inbox.
La Motte wine is well know in South Africa and is part of our heritage, dating back to 1695.
Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant has always been about sharing. Their new offering is a celebration of our South African food heritage. The family-style starters are accompanied by condiments from Granny’s pantry - fruit and vegetables pickled or preserved, chakalaka or chutney, kaiings or kluitjies... A big part of our collective food heritage lies in these additions and Chef Eric Bulpitt’s communal starter serves as an innovative introduction of our diverse culinary traditions
The à la carte menu offers a choice of main courses. Expect a selection that interprets authenticity and wholesomeness with the latest culinary trends. While this menu changes regularly according to the season, availability of ingredients and the Chef’s inspiration, current options include sustainable West Coast fish with carrot velouté, pickled mussels and masala oil, free range pork shoulder with Jerusalem artichokes, onion and trotter broth, Karoo hunter’s pie with pickled beetroot and carrot chutney, aged sirloin on the bone with roast potatoes and creamed spinach and salt-baked celeriac with roasted hazelnut butter, sage, lemon and kale as a vegetarian option.
All dishes are introduced with La Motte Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche’s wine recommendations, available at estate prices. However, the acclaimed wine list also includes other interesting South African as well as international wine choices.
The two-course menu of a shared starter and main course costs R335 per person (wine and service fee excluded).
Desserts can be ordered as an additional course. The dessert menu is a trip down memory lane, revealing a legacy of nostalgic sweets in a way that charms and comforts with decadence such as baked dark chocolate with roasted walnuts and rose ice cream, lemon meringue with lemon curd, burnt meringue and vanilla tuile or raspberry and vanilla buttermilk mille-feuille with raspberry textures and buchu. A selection of South African cheeses, preserves and lavash is also available.
After reading this write up on their new offering i am definitely planning a trip to Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant .
For more information on Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant or La Motte Wine Estate, please visit www.la-motte.com or call +27 (0)21 876 8000.
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