La Mouette in Sea Point is truly one of my favourite Cape Town dining spots. It’s beautiful, the service is always good and then they do this amazing 6 course tasting menu for only R165 (R330 if you opt for a wine pairing) which changes pretty much on a monthly basis.
These tasting menus are carefully planned to make sure you go on a taste journey you won’t forget. And it’s something that ensures that I keep going back again and again because I fear that I will miss out on some new creation that’s gonna rock my world once more.
Last Monday I popped in to sample their June Winter menu before it’s run ended. So let me show you guys what we got to ‘pack in’.
Course # 1 was sweet potato soup with tomato harissa, spiced yogurt and lavoche:
Course # 2 was a winter vegetable salad with citrus jelly, walnuts, beetroot and goats cheese ‘raviolis’:
Course # 3 was roasted line fish with braised lentils, crispy gnocchi, butternut puree, cauliflower and truffle foam:
Course # 4 was braised shoulder of beef with glazed carrots, sage, mash, parsnip puree and mushroom powder:
Course # 5 was a modern take on an old classic. Their version of apple crumble with green apple foam, custard panacotta and Muscadel raisins:
And last but not least, course # 6 was a hazelnut latte with coffee ice cream and salted caramel macarons:
The June menu scores on the Miss K Kiss-o-Meter. Now unfortunately this menu is only running until tonight. But if you hurry, you can still make it! If you don’t however, not to worry, cause their July Winter menu kicks off tomorrow eve and it sounds totally drool-worthy:
- Salt and pepper hake pea puree, roasted garlic aioli, pickled onions
- Artichoke and potato soup Béarnaise relish, mushroom brioche
- Pan-fried line fish shellfish foam , fricassee of gnocchi, ginger, baby gem
- Beef sirloin mash, smoked onion puree, mushroom crumble, red wine ‘caviar’
- ‘Fried egg’ and coconut doughnuts passion fruit curd, lime leaf cream
- Carrot cake walnut ice cream, carrot puree, cream cheese frosting
Something tells me I’ll be back soon to try this one too.
Btw: For some piccies of the restaurant – check out this post of mine from October last year.