La Colombe garden
West coast oyster, caviar, kalamansi, apple and soy
Tuna ‘La Colombe’
Grilled fillet of line fish, saffron bulgar wheat, squid, chorizo, smoked soubise sauce.
Smoked ox tongue, coriander, ginger, capers, red onion, umami broth, crisp kataiffi.
Scallop and Pork. Citrus glazed scallop, asian pork belly, cauliflower fondant, smoked cauliflower velouté.
Palate cleanser. Spheres filled with citrus liquid.
Charmer beef, sweet breads and squash purée, crisp onion rings, port jus.
Springbok loin, jerusalem artichoke, barley, lavender and bourbon jus.
Three ages of boerenkaas, onion, quince, walnut and cumin
Cherry Blossom. Manjari 64% chocolate crémeux, cherry stracciatella, kirsch,tonta bean almond.
There are moments – believe it or not (for those who know me) where I can be left speechless. They don’t happen often and they sure don’t last long. One of these golden moments happened recently at La Colombe.
If you haven’t heard of La Colombe before, they are situated on the Silvermist Estate in Constantia Nek. The head of the kitchen is the S.Pellegrino Chef of the Year Scot Kirton, a master of flavours and a showman with his food.
The dining room is minimalist and the service is as sharp as a chef’s knife. I had to wonder if the muted décor was an intentional stroke of genius to ensure nothing detracted from the food.
I had previously tasted Scot’s work at the Chefs Who Share Charity gala and thought that I knew what to expect. Think again Melissa.
On my visit to La Colombe, I decided to experience the full extravaganza. Diving mouth first into the full tasting menu left me well, speechless.
Each bite was perfection and the progression of flavours was masterfully put together resulting in a crescendo of the senses by the time the last course was cleared.
If I had to choose one word to sum up my experience at La Colombe, it would have to be something like ‘immersion’ – nothing else comes quite as close.
The price? R 870 pp (without wine) - R 1270 pp (with wine) - R 1680 pp (with Fine & Rare wine)