The beauty of fynbos and arrival of Spring were recently celebrated when La Motte treated me at a special invited delectable fynbos-inspired Modern Cape Winelands luncheon.
La Motte’s Chef Michelle Theron was joined in the Pierneef à La Motte kitchen by well-known food personality, Sarah Graham and together they treated guests to a fynbos-inspired meal accompanied by Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche’s selection of award-winning La Motte wines.
This was what Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon menu at La Motte looked like:
We were welcomed by the friendly hosts of La Motte and received a non-alcoholic Gin cocktail with rose served with Cape snowbush / Savoury, hazelnut rose, coconut and spelt flour “lamingtons”.
Ode to Bread:
Mosbolletjies with farm butter, Quince spread and buchu salt. (For those of you who don’t know, a mosbolletjie is a sweet bread, traditionally made with fermented grape juice and flavored with aniseed. The texture is soft and feathery.)
Tomato, honeybush and goat’s cheese, “roosterkoek” served with a glass of 2016 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc / 2017 La Motte Pierneef Sauvignon Blanc. (Roosterkoek is pieces of bread dough that have been cooked on a grid over coals.)
Fragrant Cape seafood curry with lavender, lightly smoked mussels, and banana chutney served with 2016 La Motte Chardonnay.
Waterblommetjie and samp risotto, Karoo lamb “sout ribbetjie”, pulled lamb belly, bone marrow, red wine jus served with 2015 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon.
To end off the lunch, we were treated to one of the best desserts I have had in a while. A poached citrus salad with rosemary salted caramel, brandy milk punch blanc mange, milk tart semi-freddo served with the NV La Motte Straw Wine.
A big thank you to La Motte and their team for hosting me at this special luncheon.