La Motte

Food and Wine Pairing at La Motte

Tasting Room & Museum:Monday-Saturday, 9am - 5pm. Farm Shop: 9am
La Motte Restaurant:Wednesday-Sunday, 11am - 15:30pm
 
+27 (0)21 876 8000
(R45) Main Road Franschhoek
www.la-motte.com
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Food and Wine Pairing at La Motte

Discover a match made in the divine tasting room of this Franschhoek Estate

The picturesque Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands is home to many a blend of fine wine. While the valley may be best known for its vonderful vino, Franschhoek also offers some of the best garden-to-plate culinary experiences in the country. Experience it at the food and wine pairing at La Motte wine estate – it’s where you’ll discover the best of both culinary and oenology worlds.

La Motte produces some of the country’s best wine, including their La Motte Millennium, the La Motte Pierneef Syrah Viognier and the La Motte Méthode Cap Classique, to name but a few. Even though we know exactly why people rave about La Motte’s wine, many are yet to discover La Motte’s exquisite food.

FIVE PORTIONS PAIRED WITH FIVE WINES
Your culinary journey starts at the hands of Executive Chef Eric Bulpitt, who has been with La Motte since 1 May 2018. With a passion for modern cuisine, Bulpitt has brought in a fresh focus and new excitement to the restaurant's concept of heritage cuisine, while sharing the estate’s principles when it comes to authentic Cape Winelands hospitality, local produce and sustainably sourced ingredients.

Presented in the elegant Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant every Friday, the one-of-a-kind pairing matches five bite-sized portions of haute cuisine with five of the winery’s highly rated reds and whites: the La Motte Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Millenium (the Bordeaux-style red blend).

“We start by calibrating guests’ palates,” explains Facilities Manager Werner Briedenhann. “We give them five simple tasting samples, like feta cheese [salty] or rocket [bitterness], that best illustrate one of the five taste sensations: salty, sweet, bitter, sour and umami.”

LEARN HOW TO MAKE A GOOD MATCH
This approach helps people to separate out and identify the basic flavours that exist in more complex food combinations, and it also helps aspiring connoisseurs understand the fundamentals of a good food and wine match. Guests can look forwarding to sizing up the acclaimed kitchen's delectable creations, like the famous Cheese Soufflé, with a complimentary vino counterpart (in this case, the La Motte Chardonnay). While the wine tasting selection rarely changes, the food offering rotates based on the seasonal menu in the restaurant.

The food and wine pairing involves the combination of sensational food and wine. The five tastings of food is prepared by Chef Eric Bulpitt, of course, while the wine tasting part of the experience is guided by a very knowledgeable wine ambassador, who promises to educate and entertain patrons on the finer things in life.

Without revealing too much, as this food journey should really be experienced in all its glory, Pierneef a La Motte, along with Chef Michelle has become known as the go-to destination for a unique, on-trend take on traditional Cape Winelands cuisine. Expect the influence of Jacob Hendrik Pierneef (1886–1957) to grace your plate as the dishes are served in a rather artistic manner. Together with Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche, Pierneef a La Motte ensures that every dish creatively complements the estate’s fine wines.

BOOKING AND PRICING FOR LA MOTTE FOOD AND WINE PAIRING 
This unique culinary experience costs R325pp and booking is essential. Patrons will need to book at least two days in advance and an upfront payment for the food and wine pairing at La Motte is mandatory. The experience is available for groups ranging in size from two to 15. Book online.

Note: The food and wine pairing is open on Fridays from 10:30am. La Motte Restaurant is closed on all Christian religious holidays.

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