Dishes served in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant are based on recipes used and modified in the Cape Winelands over more than three centuries. The emphasis is on the first recipes brought to the Cape by European settlers during the 17th century.
Through the centuries, different cultures contributed to the shaping of Cape Winelands Cuisine. Originating from the Old-Cape chefs’ “lost” recipes and “forgotten” knowledge, a wealth of ideas has been gathered, representing extraordinary ingredients of the regional cooking served in Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant. Such traditions are still alive at the restaurant with the use of a seasonal menu, fresh vegetables and fruit from the La Motte sustainable garden, the vital use of spices and herbs as well as cooking with wine – creativity of the early Cape being recreated today, for guests’ enjoyment.
Cape Winelands Cuisine recipes are also available in a hard cover cookbook with beautiful photography. While the Cape Winelands Cuisine cookbook shares a long and rich history, the recipes are far from outdated and makes out part of everyday life in the Winelands.
Download an example of the Sunday Family Lunch Menu (please note that this is only an example)