For those who haven’t heard of La Mouette, it’s a beautiful restaurant at the end of Regent Road in Sea Point. It has a little open air courtyard with an outside dining area:
Chef and owner, Henry Vigar, keeps things interesting by creating a special 6 course tasting menu each month which you can enjoy for only R120pp. I actually experienced one of these amazing “food journeys” about a year ago and was blown away.
But the challenge this time around was to taste some desserts… so let’s get down to business.
My dessert was their chocolate macaron with homemade hazelnut ice cream:
Beautiful right? This baby is available on their a la carte menu all year round. Lucky for you, because it was deliciously evil. The macarons were bursting with flavour, but I have to say the real star of the show was that ice cream. It was the best ice cream I’ve had in yonks. Made me smile from ear to ear.
My Miss K Kiss-o-Meter score for my dessert would be:
Leila went for the peanut butter macaron with coconut ice cream:
Leila absolutely loved her dessert as well. I am just gonna have to take her word on how awesome it was, because I can’t confirm it… you see (I think I’ve mentioned this before) I hate anything peanut butter flavoured. Just the thought of it has my brain going into an endless loop: “WRONG, WRONG, WRONG…” I really don’t know why, because I actually really like peanut butter on its own. I’m special, I acknowledge that.
Sadly this option is no longer available. It was part of their September tasting menu and had to make way for a tempting strawberry cheese cake I hear.
So seeing as it’s a new month, I was wondering, what exactly is on offer on their October 6 course taster menu then… Just check this out:
Onion bhaji and potato samoosa
yogurt and spiced tomato chutney
Butternut squash soup
coriander lavoche, mushroom and pecorino foam
Roasted line fish Niçoise
confit potatoes, green beans, tomato and sauce verge
Confit lamb shoulder
potato gnocchi, spiced yogurt, aubergine puree, mint and peas
Beef sirloin (R35 supplement)
smoked short ribs, mash, wilted kale and red onion marmelade
Sunny side up
guava, coconut espuma and chilli
‘Strawberry cheese cake’
shortbread, marshmallow and crème fraiche sorbet
Sounds amazing right! I definitely think I need to make a plan to come and try it out. And then in November, they will be launcing their Summer tapas menu. Here are some of the yummy things you’ll find on there:
Truffle and cheese croquetas
basil and tomato dressing
chorizo, tomato and rocket
Duck spring rolls
pickled cucumber, honey and soy dressing
Moroccan spiced lamb and chick pea fritter
tomato harissa and yogurt
Crispy Thai beef salad
noodles and tamarind sauce
Sweet. I really love tapas. There’s just something so cool about being able to taste a whole bunch of things instead of committing to just one big meal. Yes yes, it’s true… I have commitment issues. hehe.
Anyways, this dessert tasting thing was really fun. I would make a habit of it, but then I’d probably end up being the size of a bloody house. Maybe I could be served desserts while running on a treadmill? Hmmm…