We recently tried Pierneef for lunch. WOW, would defiantely recommend. It was by far our best meal in Franschhoek over this weekend and probably of all our visits. They manage to get it all right - service, food, ambiance and all in a relaxed environment. Will definately go back.
If Pierneef à La Motte is not SA's best restaurant...
...I should very much like to know what is.
The chef's mind works in a fascinatingly different way that brings revelation after revelation. I often get exasperated by the over-use of the word passion, but it is correct and appropriate to use it here.
My problems are the best kind of problem: they change the menu faster than I can exhaust it, and my palate cannot keep up with the machine-gun speed with which the flavours come. I therefore appreciate the small portions: in this sector of the market, tasting menus, with wine by the glass, are the way to go.
Franschhoek is the getaway capital of SA, and if you want a romantic interlude, set up a proposal of marriage, impress a client or simply have an outstanding restaurant experience, I don't know how to beat Pierneef à La Motte.