Good food comes standard at Bistro Dolce Vita in Morningside, but it gets even better when Claudette Gourjux (who has an impressive restaurateur and cheffing pedigree) gets hands-on in the kitchen with her authentic French cuisine.

Good news is that this Lyon born restaurateur will be presenting her second pop-up at Morningside’s Bistro Dolce Vita from Monday, November 4 to Thursday, November 7 from 18:00 and again on Monday, December 2 to Thursday, December 5 from 18:00.

Gourjux – whose previous ventures have included acclaimed eateries Les Délices de France and Le Canut – will be keeping the menu authentically French with the following options:

Crème Vichyssoise
(A thick soup made with leeks, potatoes and cream. Served cold)

Verrine de crevettes et mousse d’asperges vertes
(Prawn tartare served with green asparagus mousse)

Salade niçoise
(Salad served with tomatoes, anchovies, black olives, boiled eggs, tuna, radish, chives, artichokes, and fava beans)

Pave’ de Saumon sauce Béarnaise, pommes boulangères
(Salmon fillet served with Béarnaise, boulangère potatoes)

Tournedos sauce bordelaise, gratin dauphinois
(Beef fillet served with bordelaise sauce & potatoes with cream)

Magret de canard aux cerises noires, pommes boulangères
(Duck breast served with a black cherry sauce & boulangère potatoes)

Navarin d’agneau printanier
(Lamb stew served with a white wine sauce, tomato puree, peas, turnips, baby carrots, baby potatoes & sugar snap peas)

Crème brûlée catalane
(Crème brûlée with lemon zest)

Tarte bourdaloue et glace vanilla
(Sweet shortcrust pastry, pears, almond cream & a scoop of vanilla ice cream)

Soufflé glace’ a’ l’orange
(Orange, eggs, cream, sugar, Grand Marnier, served cold)

There is also the option of a two-course set meal for R285 or a three-course meal for R360, both options come with a complimentary glass of wine.

Bistro Dolce Vita is owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband Clayton Boyd (the owners of Craighall’s popular Dolci Café, which is regarded as one of Johannesburg’s best Italian restaurants) as well as their partner Sergio Caon, who previously owned and ran Treviso Café in Craighall and who still operates a thriving boutique sourdough bread business.

Bistro Dolce Vita is situated in The Regent complex, 21 West Rd South, Morningside. Telephone: 011 581 0232. It is open from Monday to Thursday 07:00 – 20:30; Friday 07:00 – 16:00 and Saturday and Sunday 08:00 – 14:30.

Find out more on the Bistro Dolce Vita website right here… 

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