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La Motte - Delectable French Inspired Menu for Bastille Festival

Is your French culinary inspiration limited to dauphinoise potatoes served with the braai? Then join us this weekend for a delectable French inspired menu!

As part of its French offering for Bastille Festival, Pierneef à La Motte Restaurant has designed a menu celebrating the weekend’s French festivities in Franschhoek.

Join us on Saturday or Sunday for lunch (no reservations) or Saturday night for dinner. For dinner reservations, please contact us at +27 (0)21 876 8000 or pierneef@la-motte.

Pierneef à La Motte’s French Inspired Menu


Smoked pork, goose liver, apple and mushroom terrine, saffron and pear chutney, tarragon brioche

Crispy calf’s sweetbreads, haricot and porcini ragout, rose glaze

Ravioli of langoustine, buttered cabbage, albufera sauce

Confit shallot and sage tarte tatin, baby tomato salad, shallot and black pepper vinaigrette

Cream of watercress soup, poached egg white


Curry-roasted hake, porcini mushrooms, confit garlic, Sauternes cream

Lightly smoked trout, saffron poached potatoes, mustard and chervil velouté, poached egg

Confit of pork neck, ratatouille, beurre de tomate, olive tapenade

Beef rump steak Bordelaise, haricot vert, shallots

Magret duck, porcini and hazelnut ballotine, thyme-roasted apples, shallots, courgettes, Meursault cream

Wild mushroom and black truffle risotto, cep cream


Red wine jelly, winter fruits, coulis

White chocolate and mint mousse, burnt orange crème anglaise

Raspberry soufflé, dark chocolate Armagnac sauce

Sable of poached pears, red fruit

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