Friday, January 23, 2015

Lunch at The Food Barn, Noordhoek

After Buitenverwachting, we made our way to Noordhoek, where we had booked lunch at Franck Dangereux’s restaurant. We are fans of his cooking and he uses locally sourced ingredients, cooked with a French influence. The meal was really delicious

The restaurant is painted a lovely duck egg blue which is very cooling on a hot summer day
Tempura prawns and “crunchy legs”, a sweet chilli sauce and a basil salsa.  They deep fry the prawn shells and you eat them. (well, only if you enjoy Chitin). Terry loved it
Fresh yellowtail tartare on top of an avocado & basil concasse, deep fried mussels, aioli and topped with salmon caviar. John was in heaven
Lynne and our other friends had Franck’s classic Bouillabaisse, full of mussels, fish and prawns and topped with rouille and  a slice of cheese topped toast.  It tastes of the sea and is very special
A portion for the table of the creamy Gratin potatoes
Everyone on the table ordered Duck for their entree except Lynne. She chose the sea fresh Yellowfin tuna, lightly seared , dusted with sesame seeds and with a rich Asian sauce
Slightly pink duck breast with roasted peaches and a duck leg confit rissole Fantastic but a little small
We had no room for dessert.  We drank a bottle of the 2012 Buitenverwachting Hussey’s Vlei Sauvignon Blanc and one of Pinot Noir from Newton Johnson. The bill came to R1836 for 5 people, including tip. R368 per head including 1 corkage & 1 bottle of wine
© John & Lynne Ford, Adamastor & Bacchus 2015

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