Located on the blissful Vrede en Lust Wine Estate in Franschhoek, Lust Bistro & Bakery welcomes patrons into a worldly atmosphere filled with warmth and contentment. The enticing aromas of freshly baked artisan bread (which we still can’t get enough of, by the way) is enough to make you want to stay there forever. But that is just the beginning.
By Mikaela Kagan
Patron chef and exceptionally renowned baker, Jean-Pierre Smith, creates an abundance of beautifully presented and delightfully tasteful dishes: crisp salads, freshly baked cakes, cheese and charcuterie platters, succulent chicken and beef dishes, whatever your fancy, there’s something for you!
But instead of just talking about it, let us show you some of our favourite delectables from their new summer menu:
Salt roasted beetroot and barley salad
Gluten-free gnocchi with burnt sage butter
Free-range chicken prego on a sweet potato Portuguese roll with tomato salad and cucumber raita
Lightly smoked salmon and roast potato salad with creamy dill and mustard dressing
Kingklip served with saffron Beurre Blanc sauce, crayfish tail and seasonal vegetables
Lamb burger served on roasted butternut disc with red onion marmalade and brinjal chutney
Lusty ice cream sundae
When: Monday to Saturday, 7:30 AM – 5 PM; Sundays and public holidays, 8 AM – 4 PM
Where: Vrede en Lust Estate, Intersection of the Klapmuts Road and the R45, Simondium Franschhoek
Contact: 021 874 1456; [email protected]
Photography: Silas Miami