It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a belly in possession of one good meal, must be in want of another. Failure to provide more than the starter can often lead to rebellious rumblings and odd cravings for things like pickles and peanut butter. Quell boisterous bellies with today’s Groupon and get any two-course meal at La Pineta for R89.
Just like the world isn’t separated into good and evil, the world of dining-out isn’t separated into take-out and snooty restaurants with unpronounceable dishes and white linen. That grey area in between plays host to La Pineta, the perfect blend of culinary genius and a setting so comfortable you’ll need to remind yourself that you can’t kick your feet up on the table like you do at home.
Better than playing mix-and-match with paint when you’re repainting the living-room, choose from any two dishes on the menu without worrying about anyone telling you that Brandy Flambéed Chicken Livers and Vegetable Strudel obviously don’t go together. Whether you decide to try one of the adventurous dishes on the menu, like the Pear and Gorgonzola Salad, or stick to the tamer Tomato Soup, the masterful culinary-ninjas will provide a meal more magical than a herd of unicorns frolicking through a field of romaine. Even if your taste buds are calm sort that like to stick to what they know, La Pineta adds a metaphorical spice to all their dishes, providing interesting culinary twists to the classics, meaning that even if you decide to go for a classic Lamb Shank, it’s going to be nothing like mom used to make.
Using local and international ingredients fresher than you could pick yourself, it doesn’t matter whether you chose a traditional meal or one of the dishes created exclusively for La Pineta, the flavours are sure to tantalise any taste buds into tango dances of glee.
Dine in the dark-wooded splendour of the restaurant proper or take your plate al fresco out on the terrace or the lawn and enjoy the fresh air and stunning view of Table Mountain. After a delicious two-course meal at La Pineta, the only belly rumblings will be happy ones.
Rare Fact: The idea of eating three-course meals first originated in the small town of Paris, Texas as a way to make people seem more significant. This idea came about because if being able to afford one steak made you quite important, being able to afford three would practically make you famous.