Saturday, August 24, 2019

La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme offers a culinary experience like no other. It delivers a combination of international methods and flavors while focusing on sourcing the best and freshest in-season ingredients grown locally in the valley of Franschhoek for a sustainable menu. We stopped here for lunch during our day trip to the Cape Winelands.

It was a gorgeous end-of-winter day.  The sun was shining bright and we were seated next to the large glass windows with this amazing view. Breathtaking!

To start, I ate the Beet Gnocchi.  It came with pickled onions and horseradish cream that had a acidic bite.  The gnocchi itself was a bit too gummy though.

Keith ate the Bone Marrow with onion, mustard, and crostini.  It was a decadent starter.

For my main course, I enjoyed the Salmon Trout served with prawns, asparagus, potato croquettes, a lemon sauce and caviar. It paired nicely with a glass of La Petite Ferme Sauvignon Blanc 2018.  The wine was crisp with tropical fruit and minerality that complimented the fish.  This was a beautiful and filling dish.

Keith ordered the special of the day - a Lamb Trio - with chops, layered terrine, and braised lamb.  The sauce was too sweet and mapley to his liking.  He paired it with a glass of smoky La Petite Ferme Shiraz 2016 that had balanced and complex, dark fruit flavors of ripe plums and cherry with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Overall, we had a very elegant lunch in a beautiful setting.  The full meal was just what we needed to fill our stomachs to offset all the wine we'd be tasting in the Winelands.

Total Rating: 4.2
Food: 4, Price: 4, Service: 5, Ambience: 5, Accessibility: 4

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