La Mouette – Cape Town
One of the reasons why I liked Cape Town so much was the food. Amazing quality food for a reasonable price with delicious wines to complement the dishes. Plenty of restaurants with this quality. A perfect example, and one of the restaurants that stood out the most for me was La Mouette. La Mouette is located in Sea-Point on one of the main roads ‘regent road’ in a building which used to be owned by the mayor of Cape Town. A very colonial white house with a beautiful terrace.
The chef is Henry Vigar made name mainly in London in several Michelin star restaurants. One of the last restaurants in the UK where he was the head chef was Kensington Place in Nothing Hill. However his passion and love brought him to South Africa to start his own restaurant La Mouette (seagull).
For 295 rand (which is about 20 euro’s) you have a six course tasting menu. If you go to La Mouette, that’s what you need to order to enjoy the best South African seasonal ingredients served with a French twist. Not just delicious food, but surprising combinations of tastes. A true culinair adventure. We went for dinner her at New Years-day and I couldn’t imagine a better culinair way to start the year. Truffle and cheese croquettes, Franschhoek trout with peas beetroot and goatcheese croquette and the famous gin & tonic dessert were some of my favorite dishes. Accompanied with the fantastic food comes an extensive wine list. The excellent team of La Mouette is happy to advise you on what wine compliments your dishes. You can’t leave Cape Town without trying the Tasting Menu of La Mouette.