Thursday, March 15, 2012


We have been promising ourselves a return visit to the Food Barn in Noordhoek Farm Village, because we love Franck’s food.
We started the celebration with a glass of Môreson’s Miss Molly MCC, 100% Chardonnay, at R40 a glass and we were each presented with a delicious appetiser of deep fried haloumi in one Chinese spoon and a prawn in an Asian sauce in the other.
We opted for the Summer Bistro Menu, priced at R220 for three courses and some of the courses were delicious.
We ordered a carafe of Newton Johnson Felicité Pinot Noir (R42),
which was the wine matched to the starter we both could not resist: Fresh figs, sweet cured San Daniele Ham and deep fried Taleggio balls, mesclun leaves dressed with a sweet balsamic reduction, fresh, gooey, sweet and salty – the dish of the evening.
John had rather firm and very salty gnocchi with home-smoked salmon for his main
and Lynne very pink (as it should be) rack of Karoo lamb.
John’s dessert was, predictably, the Chocolate marquise.
Special mention goes to the wonderful dessert Lynne had. A rich, hot almond sabayon ‘soup’ with hot strawberries and raspberries, breathtakingly good.
Floating on top is an almond tuille bearing a fig scented ice cream; definitely one to try to make at home for a special occasion. We would have liked to have tried the Nitida special menu but it is a little bit more expensive than we can afford right now at R480 pp with wine.
We had excellent service from Matthew, who earned a generous tip

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