While Mondiall was still a building site, I was very fortunate to be invited to be one of the first to experience the Moët & Chandon brunch offering. This is a very special treat and not badly priced at R1200 for 2 people, because it includes a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial.
This post is only about the brunch offering, you can read my full review of the restaurant (based on a later visit) here.
It’s a 5 course menu of the most delicious and visually appealing food you have come to expect from Peter Templehoff. Read my review of The Greenhouse for more of that. For the occasion, Pascal Tingaud, Chef de Cuisine for Moët & Chandon, flew over from France. He was so pleased with Peter Templehoff’s paired dishes that he made only minor adjustments.
We started the occasion with a glass (or two) of the non vintage Moët & Chandon, but the brunch was paired with the 2004 vintage Moët & Chandon. I would never have guessed it was nearly 10 years old, still vibrant and fresh in the glass. The champagne paired beautifully with the dishes.
The dishes will change in sync with the main menu, so this menu below is just a sample of what sort of dishes you can expect.
Course 1: Mondial Waldorf Salad with apples, pecans, celery, beetroot, goat milk cheese
Course 2: Gravid Lax with cucumber sockle, smoked potato salad, honey mustard sauce
Course 3: Eggs ‘Benedict’ with rosti, cape rock lobster, poached free range eggs, chive hollandaise
Course 4: Risotto Nero with seared calamari, coriander lemon pesto, parmigiano reggiano
Course 5: Vanilla Panna Cotta with chenin poached strawberries, pink peppercorn shortbread
The brunch is available from 10am until 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays and costs R1200 for a couple, including a bottle of Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial.
This really is a treat. Spoil yourself sometime, or if you want to impress a date, this would do it!