Sunday, 8 May, 12h00 to 14h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek
Surprise your mom with a breakaway to Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley for an elegant luncheon at The Restaurant on Mother’s Day, Sunday, 8 May 2016.
If you really want to go the extra-mile, make a weekend of it and take advantage of the Grande Provence Heartland Offer starting in May. The whole family can be accommodated in the luxuriously private Owner’s Cottage. Alternatively, the secluded La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards offers the ultimate spoil. Both are available at special winter rates.
Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst is going all out to make Mother’s Day extra special with a wide range of his signature dishes for moms to tuck into. For starters try the butter-poached BBQ lobster accompanied by xo quinoa sea sand, pickled kombu courgette, ponzu infused cucumber and dill gel, with sweet miron gribiche. Also worth exploring on the starter selection is the confit guinea fowl and salt cured duck spindle, rounded off with a mixed bean ragout, vanilla parsnip, wagyu and estate Shiraz bouillon.
For mains, feast upon the succulent 18-hour sous-vide Karoo lamb neck, complemented with toasted pearl barley, pickled butternut, local river cress and wild sprouts. There is even a vegan option of carrot and pine nut purée with charred cauliflower gratin, baked rosa tomatoes, ice pickled radish and vineyard sorrel.
For dessert, get lost in the “chocolate forest” of 80% hazelnut pot au crème, tonka bean semi-freddo, Madagascan vanilla poached shimeji mushrooms, pistachio brittle, white chocolate snow, apple moss and micro basil – a mouthful of pure delight and one of three sweet sensations to choose from.
P.S.: As a special treat, all moms will receive a chocolate gift and wine-tasting for two, courtesy of Grande Provence.
Directions to Grande Provence
021 876 8600