The Mid-Summer Tasting Menu at La Mouette

by Karisa

I haven’t featured the La Mouette tasting menus in a while… and sadly, I also haven’t had the time to go and visit them in waaaaaay too long (even though they really are a long-running favourite Cape Town eatery of mine).  It’s had me asking:  What has happened to my life!? 😉

But when their new 6 course Mid-Summer Tasting Menu popped into my inbox yesterday, I just knew I had to share the love.  So get ready to drool over this:

Tomato salad
Basil oil, olive powder, smoked aubergine, buffalo mozzarella and tomato essence

Salt and pepper mushrooms
Mushroom ketchup and burnt onion panna cotta

Smoked duck
Gorgonzola croquettes, celeriac pureé, confit fig and candied walnuts
Seared tuna with Asian salad
Pickled cucumber, shaved vegetables, charred mango, nam jim dressing and peanuts
Truffle and cheese croquettes
Mushroom pesto, truffle dressing and shaved parmesan
Line fish, crispy prawn, mussel, confit tomato, smoked leek, potato,
parsley puree and croutons
Beef rib eye
Buttermilk mash, watercress emulsion, caramelized shallot and horseradish
Mushroom Pot Sticker
Satay, charred endive, pickled mushrooms and white bean puree
Gin and tonic
Lemon curd, lemon sorbet, juniper meringues, tonic jelly and foam
Malted milk ice cream, honey comb, oats, sunflower seeds,
hazelnuts, raisin puree, cranberries and vanilla milk
Cheese course – ‘Ploughman’s lunch’ (R45 supplement)
Stout bread crisp, pickled apple, gruyere croquettes, caramelised onions

So pretty…

Yup, that sounds pretty damn good…  Also, their courtyard is a total winner for a summer lunch or dinner.  I mean who doesn’t enjoy a bit of fresh air and the chance to dine under the stars, right?

Their Mid-Summer Tasting menu costs R295 (for the 6 courses) or R495 (if also paired with wine).

To make a booking – contact La Mouette on:  021 433 0856
And then you’ll find them here:  78 Regent Road, Sea Point

To Chef Henry, Gerrit, Mari, Tracy and Caroline:  Hopefully I’ll see you guys soon!  I’m definitely having major withdrawal symptoms…


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