Any old excuse to get out to Noordhoek and eat Franck Dangereux’s food. This occasion was the launch of their winter menu.
Franck and his team are pairing their food with Nitida wines from Durbanville. Nitida, as some of you might remember, is home to the Diners Club Young Winemaker of the Year, RJ Botha.
The combinations are lovely, food as fresh as the day is young, accompanied by Franck’s trademark unctuous and tasty sauces.
Fish poultry and meats all combine into taste sensations when combines with the wines (semillon, sauvignon blancs, cabernet sauvignon blanc and red and white blends).
You can pay for a bottle if you have a preference. They set you back from R123 for one of the whites to 180 for one of the blends.
A carafe is a third of a bottle and costs just a third of the total price. Or you can opt for the 3,4 or 5 course pairing menu which offers stunning value for R165 for three courses, 185 for 4 courses or 215 for 5 courses.
This is unbeatable value, and is on offer every day except Sunday.
Here’s the gen directly from Franck’s menu.
From wednesday 17th of August
Nitida menu week 3
Warm baby squid salad with chilli, parsley & balsamic tapioca
Nitida Sauvignon blanc 2011
Yellow lentils and coriander spring rolls with Haloumi and lemongrass cream
Roasted fish in a herb and emmenthaler crust, with fresh tomato sauce
Nitida Coronata 2009
Offal of the day
Nitida Semillon 2010
Grilled rump/Lamb, blanched cabbage, bone marrow, bordelaise sauce
Nitida Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Homemade peanut, Horlicks and white chocolate ice-cream
Banana crepe with rum and treacle ice cream and coconut sauce
Tempura Taleggio on rocket with sweet herb vinaigrette
3 course R165, 4 course R185, 5 course R215
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