I have not done a review in a while but I really feel this one needs to be shared. It’s taken me some time to write it because I was hoping to go to La Mouette again for their garden party and do a sort of “Double review”. One for an intimate dinner for 2 and 1 group dining experience.
Unfortunately I will have to wait for next time for the group experience but in the meantime I will share what it was like for TheHusband and I on a long overdue date night.
Let me start off by saying that this was not just “going out for dinner” the whole experience from beginning to end was just that, an experience. From making my booking over twitter to getting a personal goodbye from the manager Nanette and all of the great banter, knowledge and professionalism of Frans in between.
We went in for the spring tasting menu, TheHusband just for the food part and me, I just had to pair it and boy was I glad that I did.
(Disclaimer: My camera battery was dead so pics were taken on my iphone and TheHusband’s blackberry, sorry. Well all except the first 1 on this post and the picture for the starters, those are courtesy of La Mouette)
To start off the evening, Mari had organised some lovely bubbles for us, TheHusband had a sip to toast the beginning of a great night (oh boy did we underestimate what a great night it was to be) and the rest of his glass was mine too (I tried the bubbles with everything *evil grin*) as he doesn’t drink.
We were then offered a delicious home baked roll which I forgot to ask about but tasted like maybe it had sundried tomatoes in it, it was a really great start to the meal too (and went well with my bubbles).
My choice: Salt and pepper prawn, pea puree, shaved vegetables and crispy pancetta with Villiera chenin blanc 2009
I am very picky when it comes to fish but this was very tasty and TheHusban kept giving me bits of calamari (I LOVE calamari)
My choice: ‘Cappuccino’ coffee ice cream, milk foam and chocolate macaroon paired with Glen Carlou ‘the welder’ 2009
Who can resist a ‘mac’. I was totally in love with this dessert! Had a really nice discussion with the waiter about crispy macs v.s. chewy macs. The foam on the dessert was excellent and as TheHusband knows, its my favourite part of his cappuccino (I eat his foam before he gets to drink it…wow that sounds bad)
TheHusband’s choice: Kimberley chedder with peppercorns quince jelly and lavoche (normally paired with Allesverloren Vintage Port 2007)
The quince jelly was yum and he cheese tasty, loved the cracker and the presentation.
I really had an amazing experience and I can recommend them 100% to anyone who asks.
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