When it comes to cuisine, France is king. And the annual Goût de France (or Good France) is a celebration of that fact! This year’s event brings together over 3 000 restaurants across 150 countries, and Cape Town’s very own The 41 is one of the participating venues.
What to expect
The 41 invites guests to enjoy a special three-course dinner (bookings only) for the duration of the event. The decadent feast, prepared by The 41’s head chef Aristotle Ragavelas (previously Fork Restaurant and Ragafellows), who has training in classical French techniques, will be preceded by French bread and French president butter (the butter of choice for many French people)
Here’s a peek at the set menu.
- Rillettes de saumon (salmon pâté mixed with butter, Pernod and herbs, toasted ciabatta, cornichons and Dijon mustard)
- Tartare à la tomme fraîche de chèvre (highly seasoned raw beef, with goat’s cheese, egg yolk and potato wafers)
- Cake salé aux petits légumes (bread baked with vegetables, cheese and ham served with aioli)
- Filet mignon de porc et Pommes Château (pork fillet with shallots, mushrooms, cream, white wine and roast potatoes)
- Sole Véronique, Pommes de Terre nouvelles et Haricots Verts (East Coast sole fillets poached in fish stock and white wine, served with a cream sauce, grapes, steamed new potatoes and green beans)
- Crème brûlée à la vanille de la Réunion (classic burnt pastry cream made with vanilla pods from Reunion Island)
- Profiteroles au chocolat noir (choux bun filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with warm chocolate sauce)
Sound good? Then be sure to book your spot, and inform the restaurant that you are booking for the Good France event specifically. (Walk-in customers will not have access to the special menu.)
About The 41
The 41 opened on the Camps Bay strip in October 2016, by French restaurateurs Gilles Blanc and his partner Nicolas Da Costa. The duo have managed a number of world-class establishments across Singapore, Laos and Australia, and their international influences are evident in the venue’s diverse array of offerings, which range from pizza and salads to sushi and seafood.
Add swanky cocktails, a terrace with panoramic views of the beach, and live entertainment at night… it’s no wonder The 41 is one of the standout spots in Camps Bay’s high-energy hub.