Crocodile, ostrich and quail…usually reserved for National Geographic, yes? No.
Organised by The Mags Brand, the Chef’s Table brought together representatives from key media houses in Ballito; everyone around one table sampling once-off gourmet dishes by La Piazza’s enigmatic head Chef John.
Chef John Mc Ardle, who worked for the infamous Gordon Ramsey for two years, put on a scintillating food show and regaled media with stories from his days under the notoriously hot-tempered chef.
Dishes on the menu ranged from crocodile carpaccio with a sweet balsamic reduction, seared ostrich tar-tar with caviar and a poached quail egg to Norwegian salmon and rack of lamb with cauliflower puree.
The desserts were the stars of the show: limoncello tiramisu with roasted almond and blueberry ice cream and a toffee cheesecake on dark chocolate soil.
Guests were treated to a front-row seat to the kitchen; Chef John had a camera strapped to his forehead!
Hats off to La Piazza – a truly enjoyable evening of fine dining.