Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon at La Motte

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:

On Arrival:

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.)

Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon at La Motte

First:

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.)

Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon at La Motte

Second:

Fragrant Cape seafood curry with lavender, lightly smoked mussels, and banana chutney served with 2016 La Motte Chardonnay.

Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon at La Motte

Third:

Waterblommetjie and samp risotto, Karoo lamb “sout ribbetjie”, pulled lamb belly, bone marrow, red wine jus served with 2015 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon at La Motte

Fourth:

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.

Fynbos-inspired modern Cape Winelands luncheon at La Motte

A big thank you to La Motte and their team for hosting me at this special luncheon.

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