World Cup comes to Seapoint

It feels as though we have come a long way since the ongoing buzz buzz and non-stop sound of vuvuzelas down Regent Road and all of Seapoint, only to get to a day like today.

Father’s Day. Dignified and quiet. Could it be that all vuvu-blowers are taking a rest and have put the trumpets of Africa down for the day? Is it possible? This is the first day in about a week and a half I am yet to hear that now familiar sound.

Now I am as patriotic as the next person, but at some stage a little peace and quiet is well deserved and very welcome. I do feel it – and I know it’s here, and I am so proud to be in South Africa during this glorious event, but to all Seapoint Vuvu-lovers, La Mouette thanks you for this Sunday day of rest – please – tomorrow, return to your stations, yes Mr car-guard I am talking to you – yes Mr Taxi Driver, I am also talking to you – and take the streets with pride, blow your hearts out.

Bafana-bafana needs all the love it can get right now!

Oh and on the subject of Seapoint and all things nice, La Mouette kicks off their Winter Special on the 21st of June with pride. Chef Henry has prepared a wonderful menu of 6 courses for only R150! See Menu tab for details.

We look forward to seeing you here!

La Mouette serving up autumn.

I guess it is the right time to talk about our autumn menu, even if just because everything looks so amazing. Henry is really finding his place in Cape Town and it is a pleasure to be a part of his dynamic and enthusiastic way of thinking, as well as the fact that he is so proud and happy to be here.

 He finds the weather the biggest treat of all – of course, with the lovely Cape Town locals a very close second. There has not been one night so far that customers hadn’t wanted to meet him in person and convey their congratulations and great feedback on the food.

 And talking about the food…

 Good news is that mussels are back on the menu, Henry is yet again serving his wonderful mussel pot with cream and shallot sauce, not to mention the fresh and fragrant tuna tartar with avocado puree (my personal favourite) as well as the new and improved mushroom risotto!

 As Henry’s mum used to say when dining in Kensington Place in London, ‘Henry, it was like autumn on a plate’.

 We cannot thank everyone enough for their support through our growing stages, from the informative and sometimes inventive wine suppliers, to the food suppliers and their amazing produce, all the way to the foodies, bloggers, reviewers, media and above all the locals.

 La Mouette is a happy place and happy to be here, thank you Cape Town!

Did I ever mention Jordan wines?

Jordan paired some of their amazing wines with one of our chef’s tables a couple of weeks ago. At the time I believe everything was happening so fast that this little restaurant manager / chef’s wife lost all common decency and completely forgot to mention Jordan wines.

Oh my goodness, was it a match made in heaven – I think so. Their entry levels aka the Chameleon white and red, complimented our light and flavoursome starters to perfection. Cut right through the rich chicken liver parfait on the crispy white side only to come back mild and smooth for the mushrooms on toast with the Chameleon Red.

They didn’t hesitate to bring out the big guns for the mains to follow and the buttery Nine Yards Chardonnay blew the kingklip out of the water, quite literally. Only for the Cobblers Hill to arrive and take the rib of beef to it’s warm and happy home on the full rich redness that is half cab sav half merlot and all gorgeous!

But wait – the 2009 Mellifera NLH –w as still to come…This was a sweet and luscious end to a perfect chef’s table, paired with our chocolate crunchie it made perfect dessert sense!

Thank you Jordan for supplying your most wonderful wines to match our food so well. It is an honour to work with you! Thank you to Kyle from John Collins Wines for introducing us and thank you to Rachel Erasmus from Jordan for matching the wines so well.

See the link – I highly recommend going to a tasting and having some lunch overlooking the vineyards.