Change is always welcome, especially when it comes to food. The exciting thought of tasting new creations can bring a bounce to almost any foodie’s steps. Finding out that Luce, in Hyde Park, has a new menu certainly perked up this journalist’s day.
The eatry is known for its mouth-watering Italian cuisine. The new menu by resident Chef Grant van der Riet promises to wow the taste buds.
Grant was trained at Prue Leith Chefs Academy in Hennopspark, Centurion, under the tutelage of an Italian chef. His love for Italian cuisine was further fostered in the many kitchens he had worked after qualifying.
“It’s the originality of Italian cuisine that is so appealing. The country-style cooking and the breads – their flavour and texture,” he said in a statement.
Take a look at various dishes and what's new at the eatery:
Caprese – Baked bocconcini and cocktail heirloom tomatoes served with basil snow and balsamic pearls.
Gamberi alla busara – Grilled garlic butter prawns with a hint of chilli, with basil labne, a tian of paw-paw and avocado.
Venison carpaccio with shaved pecorino, aioli and pickled quail egg with truffle snow; and others.
Lobster tortellini with portobello mushroom and prosecco cream sauce.
Coffee-cured duck leg served with pan seared duck breast and homemade egg ravioli with wilted baby spinach and coffee duck jus.
Pappa al Pomodoro – Wood-smoked tomato and pepper soup with celery ribbon confit garlic and burnt onion dust.