Two Fridays ago I enjoyed yet another outstanding Chefs Table lunch at the Foodbarn in Noordhoek. To kick off the new season of Friday Chefs Table lunches Franck put together a delectable menu paired with Avondale wines. It was such a treat. He never repeats any of the dishes he makes at these lunches as they are specifically designed to marry with each wine. Franck has a way of matching wines so perfectly to food flavours it’s a privilege to experience.

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

All the courses were inspired, abundant and delicious and difficult to pick a favourite.  It’s an afternoon of epicurean indulgence on another level and it’s highly recommended.  You can follow the Foodbarn Facebook page or sign up to their newsletter to ensure you never miss the details about their events.

Avondale makes their premium quality wines via a biodynamic winemaking method and they are all certified organic. We were privileged to have Johnathan Grieve – the proprietor of Avondale and pioneer of the BioLOGIC® approach to sustainable viticulture, introduce each wine to us. If you wanted to read up more about this super fascinating approach to winemaking you can check out Jonathan’s blog

This is what the superb menu was and what the lunch looked like.

A chef and a winemaker with Avondale

 On arrival: blanc de noir MCC

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Blanc de noir MCC

Onion blooms with salmon caviar, Jerusalem artichoke mousse, yuzu & truffle

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AniCheninnin blanc 2015

Seared scallops, fermented pineapple, lime & palm sugar, cinnamon oil

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Cyclus 2014

Yellowfin tuna crudo, mild harissa, wild tender leaves, hot coconut oil

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Camissa 2017

Flame seared peri-peri swordfish, cauliflower brandade, almond aioli

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Syrah 2009 and luna 2012

Lamb “welly” with porcini duxelle, charred endives, port jus

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Armila MCC 2011

Lime posset, brioche biscuit, bergamot tea sorbet

The Foodbarn has always been one of my favourite restaurants and you can check out My Complete Guide to eating out in Cape Town.

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

Franck Dangereux, The Foodbarn

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

Seth Shezi styling it at The Foodbarn

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

Malu Copeland, food & wine writer

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

A chefs table lunch at The Foodbarn with Avondale wines

 

 

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