Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A memorial lunch at The Food Barn

We lost another good friend to cancer recently and we so love the way he wanted to go out. He didn’t want a sad funeral, he left money to take a large group of his friends here, and simultaneously in Durban, out for a slap up lunch. As Richard was a huge bon viveur, this was such a happy way to give him a send off. The Cape Town celebration of his life was held together with members of his family at The Food Barn in Noordhoek which was booked out for lunch on Saturday and Chef Franck Dangereux did Richard proud. We know he would like you to see the pictures of what we ate and drank
Cape Town friends in one room, celebrating a good life and a good man
The special menu

A goats cheese fritter, with a guava and ginger compote, wild rocket, avocado and cinnamon oil served with The Foundry Viognier 2013
A crisp whole prawn fritter on a confit tomato, aubergine and avocado tian, with chilli syrup and a basil salsa. This was quite superb in its flavour and texture combinations, and definitely one to try to copy at home. Served with Sutherland 2012 Riesling, a great match. The blend of basil with sweet chilli was inspiring.
A very crisp refreshing lime/lemon sorbet between courses
Rare roast lamb rack tomato and pecorino ‘quiche’ (no pastry) with a thyme scented minty jus, came with the Nederburg 2010 The Brew Master (Cab/Malbec/Merlot/Petit Verdot) a lovely, rich red wine
John chose the Grilled Angel fish on a pumpkin risotto in a smoked paprika ream with tender leaves. Perfect with the Raats 2013 Original Chenin Blanc
Yogurt and lime Panna cotta with a vanilla sauce, hibiscus ice cream served with the Graham Beck 2012 Rhone Muscadel
A tiny but very rich Belgian chocolate terrine, with salted fudge ice-cream, a toffee and vanilla sauce. Served with Nitida 2013 Modjadji dessert wine
Swapping reminiscences. Thank you Richard Parsons. And Franck, for conjuring up such a wonderful menu that really did pay him tribute
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2014

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