There are a few things in life that just make you feel better. Pastry is one of them. Whether you need some comfort or to still a sudden hunger, pastries – sweet or savoury, buttery, flaky, delicate or chewy – will do the trick.
One of the dishes on Pierneef à La Motte’s new menu, is Braised beef cheeks in suet pastries. Suet is a type of fat that works gloriously well in this pastry crust. The pastry is filled with a typical South African stew combining the intensity of slow-cooked beef cheeks with classic tomato and warming cinnamon. Cardamom and citrus complement the richness of the pastry while a refreshing basil salad and a crisp tomato cracker add freshness and texture to the dish.
A classic wine choice with beef and especially hearty stews, the recently released 2015 La Motte Cabernet Sauvignon completes this warming winter’s meal.
See the Lunch Menu
Pierneef à La Motte is open for lunch from Tuesday – Sunday.