A recent cause for celebration led us – sans kiddies in tow – to Myoga Restaurant situated in the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.
Now, as a food and wine lover – there is only one real reason to head to Myoga……a food-lovers phenomenon worthy of mention across the globe, one that we have promised to ourselves for some time now. And what better celebration than a wedding anni to utterly indulge in food finery through their signature seven-course tasting menu.
This menu has been in circulation for some time now, changing and adapting to seasonal trends and inspirations, having seen a shift away from their original east west fusion style to incorporate more contemporary ideas from around the globe.
Available as a tasting meal option at R325 per person or including a wine pairing for R565 each – we opted for the menu option without the wine pairing – easier on the liver – and given that it was a school night!
Introducing the Four Corners’ Myoga Menu~
*TICKLER: a bite-sized selection of four treasures for the tongue, to “tickle those taste buds” as it were…
CHICKEN PISTACHIO BOUDON turmeric cauliflower
AGED CHEDDAR potato cigar, chimacurri
SQUID INK ARANCINI smoked hake, aioli
GAZPACHO SHOT artisan pepper labneh
*BEGIN: a choice of one out of four – we chose…
CARAMEL SOY PORK BELLY, star anise apple puree, Sichuan pepper dipping sauce, phyllo potato cigar
ALL WHITE SCALLOP, macadamia buttered root vegetable puree, refried white beans, horseradish cream served with orange gastrique
*SUMMER: a choice of one out of four – we chose…
BUTTERNUT STINGING NETTLE NAARTJIE RISOTTO, blue vein clotted cream, toasted pistachios
CRISPY FRIEND HAKE, XO sauce, lemon apple gel, braised baby gem lettuce
*FASHION: a choice of one out of four – we chose…
SHRIMP OMELETTE, band bang foam, braised mussel veloute gem lettuce
SOFT BOILED SPANISH EGG, totopos crust, green herbs, blackened tomato pablano salsa
*CLEANSE: the palette with a choice of one of the following sorbets…
KALAMANSI strawberry pearls
LIME LEMONGRASS balsamic pearls
DARK PLUM yuzu pearls
GREEN APPLE rose pearls
*THE EVENT: a choice of one out of six – we chose…
HOISIN BABY KABELJOU bok choi exotic mushroom stir fry, black bean anglaise, shrimp crackers, coconut smoked cucumber, edamame beans
BOER SPICED BLACKENED OSTRICH, smoked butter spinach phyllo parcels, tomato pomegranate salad, curried apricot puree
*FINISH: a choice of one out of four – we chose…
COCONUT SPHERE, coconut molleaux, coconut panna cotta, butternut churros, burnt orange sauce, coconut marshmallow
NO BAKED CREMALAT CHEESECAKE, beetroot pickle, heirloom beet puree, dried beet ciabatta crisps, gorgonzola snow, pink beet labneh
Need I say more food lovers? Booking is essential, as is an Uber taxi to and from!
Written for eat.art by: Nancy Hoepner – Magpie: Creative Marketing, Design and Lifestyle
Mother-of-two delicious girls, lover of food (fine and fast), purveyor of all things pretty and Jill of all things ‘creative’…Nancy has a background in the visual arts, design and marketing and is the owner and Creative Director of Magpie as well as a co-owner and partner of The Magpie and The Owl – Signature Events. Having worked with the eat.art team for some time, she is thrilled to take time out from juggling and add some spice to the eat.art blog. Don’t get us wrong….it’s not that it needs it….it just wants more…and she is happy to oblige.