Take advantage of these seasonal spring and summer menu specials available at prestigious restaurants in the Cape – whether its a fine dinning experience or a laid back comfortable setting there is something for everyone.

As we move towards the warmer months, chefs are collecting new flavours and fresh herbs from locally sourced gardens to create a vibrant plate to suit the season.

Here are a four restaurant specials available 

1.La Petite Colombe 

The premium fine-dining restaurant, La Petite Colombe, is celebrating their one year anniversary with a fresh menu for spring, offering a lighter touch to flavours for the warmer days ahead.

Awarded for the Conde Nast’s Best Hotel Restaurant along with a nomination from American Express Diners Club – La Petite Colombe is a must-visit establishment, nestled in the winelands town of Franschhoek.

Additions to the spring lunch menu include a Tortellini of Prawn, quail, curried hake velouté, cauliflower, coriander paired with a glass of Saxenberg ‘Limited Release’ 2011.

A four course Spring lunch special is valid until November 30 2018, costing R425 per person and R795 with a wine pairing.  A vegetarian spring menu is available to cater to those with special dietary requirements.

Valid from Monday to Sunday with pubic holidays included –  bookings can be made here.

Address: le quartier francais, Franschhoek, Western Cape

Contact: 021 202 3395

Website: www.lapetitecolombe.com

2. Foxcroft 

A culinary adventure awaits you at Foxcroft, located in Constantia. The restaurant aims to create a fine dining experience with a more causal and approachable feel.

Included in the spring lunch themed menu is a main course option of chicken and boudin noir with turnip, romanesco, quince and pancetta. A dessert option available is the warm hazelnut cake served with whipped Bahibe, naartjie and celeriac.

The special is a bargain, costing patrons R295 per person for a 4 course menu served with a carafe of wine. It is only valid from Monday to Saturday, excluding public holidays and ends on November 30 2018.

Address: Shop 8, High Constantia Centre, Groot Constantia Road, Constantia

Contact: 021 202 3304

Website: www.foxcroft.co.za

3. The Greenhouse

Led by award winning chef, Peter Templehoff, The Greenhouse located in the cellars Hohenort Hotel is a true experience of nature on a plate, as all the meals are inspired from the earth’s bounty. Some meals are served on dead wood or a bonsai plant.

Each meal comes with a little card that explains what the meal is about and the story behind it – offering an all rounded experience.

A restaurant special of a spring lunch tasting for R850 per persons is currently available, with several course options catering to different dietary requirements.

If paired with wine, the special will cost R 1200 per person. The spring menu celebrates local flavours and the diversity of Africa’s vibrancy. Please note that no children of 12 years old are allowed at the restaurant.

Address: 93 Brommersvlei Rd, Constantia Heights, Cape Town

Contact: 021 795 6226

Website: www.greenhouserestaurant.co.za

 

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4. La Mouette 

A modern and seasonal themed restaurant, hidden from the hustle and bustle in the Sea Point area offers a five course summer tasting menu at an affordable rate of R 550 per person.

The restaurant offers an ever changing menu that caters to the available ingredients of the season and is located in a quaint building. The feel of the restaurant gives you a sense of simplicity – with the decor finishings and comfortable setting.

A summer tasting menu provides a burst of flavour in their dessert option –  ‘Eton mess’, comprised of strawberries, vanilla cream, strawberry granite, mint oil and meringue paired with a glass of Thelma Semillon Late Harvest 2014.

Address: 78 Regent Rd, Sea Point, Cape Town

Contact:  021 433 0856

Website: www.lamouette-restaurant.co.za

 

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Picture: La Petite Colombe

Article written by

Ishani Chetty

Ishani is a vegetarian who is passionate about social issues, the environment and current affairs.