Hearty, not heavy

The month of May invites you to enjoy all that is moreish and mellow about its slow introduction to winter. It is a month filled with marvelous moments: The charm of Autumn leaves and the warmth of sunny afternoons beg us outdoors. Hearty flavours and winter wines lure us inside.

When days are getting shorter and temperatures are falling, we yearn for rich flavours and creamy textures. The indulgence of comfort food is part of winter’s allure, but there is also a lighter way to stay warm during the slow season.

How about the inviting notes of Asian recipes?

Cellarmaster Edmund Terblanche's duo of Thai curries is popular with his family for a warming weeknight supper as they are easy enough for when you are in a hurry. These fragrant curries and of course, the expert way in which Edmund pairs them with La Motte wines, are however also the reason why friends like to visit over lazy and wet Winelands weekends. 

Try some of our recipes - from Thai curries to dim-sum with dipping sauces - and warm up winter in a way that is hearty, not heavy.


Hein van Tonder's Steamed Pork and Prawn Dumpling with dipping sauce 

Chef Ryan Shell's Beef Rendang "Lotus Dumplings"

Edmund's Thai Green Mussel Curry

Edmund's Thai Red Chicken Curry

Christine Capendale's Thai chicken meatballs with vermicilii noodles 

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