Franck Dangereux has a fabulous restaurant, The Foodbarn, nestled in the quaint Noordhoek farm village.
As legendary as Franck was at La Colombe, I couldn't be more grateful that he has his own place- fine dining, freshest quality ingredients, all in a relaxed space with affordable prices and staff you wish could migrate with you to every restaurant, the last part probably has a lot to do with partner Pete de Bruin- front of house man.
We usually go during Winter as his specials can't be resisted. The menu is changed weekly and when I spotted tripe on the menu, we knew this was the week.
Just sweep your eyes over the Steenberg winter special blackboard below.....3 courses with wine pairing for R165...for heavens sake- we might just have to move to Noordhoek.
Don't worry, between the two of us we had the entire board covered except for the mussels, which I'm now sorry I didn't order, as delicious as the lamb chops were, well they were lamb chops.
|The goats cheese and brinjal tart and that sauce, I could have licked the plate|
|I keep thinking of those duck livers and THAT sauce|
The 'art teacher' started to look a bit sad, it was his realisation that in his lifetime he'll never be able to cook sauces like he's tasting- men and their sauces!
|Tripe- the hint of chilli without the burn, just the heat and flavour|
|Needless to say, I won't be doing lamb chops for dinner anytime soon|
|Date pudding with homemade ice-cream|
|Must buy quinces today and make that compote|
We were stuffed by the time we finished, next time (the special runs for the whole of the long Cape Winter) I'm doing 2 starters and a dessert....or maybe 2 starters and main....