Franschhoek Wine Valley

Strawberry salad with lemongrass vinaigrette and flower salad with yuzu powder by Chef Reuben Riffel

There’s nothing quite like a sun-ripened strawberry and some of our best producers can be found right here in the Western Cape (see directory). This is a beautiful dish of red berries and yellow and orange flowers dusted with yuzu powder (the dried zest of the Japanese citrus fruit). Yuzu powder is available at good Asian supermarkets.

Serves 2

2 cups quartered strawberries
2 teaspoons fresh fennel leaves
6 rose petals
¼ cup edible flower petals
½ teaspoon yuzu powder

Lemongrass vinaigrette

½ lemongrass stalk, cut into 2cm pieces
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
Juice of ½ lemon
½ teaspoon caster sugar
1 teaspoon cream

Dress the strawberries and fennel leaves with 2 teaspoons of the vinaigrette. Evenly and decoratively pile the strawberries onto 2 serving plates. Decorate with the rose petals, flower petals and fennel leaves. Drizzle the rest of the dressing around and dust on the yuzu powder.

Lemongrass vinaigrette

Using a pestle and mortar, crush the lemongrass into a paste. Whisk in the oil, lemon juice, caster sugar and cream until it is emulsified and the sugar is dissolved.

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  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
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  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
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