The elegant Cucina Labia is a destination restaurant situated on Muizenberg’s historic mile. Under the management of food lovers Andrea and Oscar Foulkes, the eatery is housed in the historic Casa Labia, where original art by Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto, Francois Boucher and others, is displayed in a manner that belies its rarity and value. The graciousness of the building, and the way it imposes itself on the False Bay coastline, is a product of it being built in the 1920s by the wealthy daughter of a Randlord and her Italian diplomat husband, who wanted to reflect 18th century Venice.
The menu is eclectic and features offerings like the pistachio pepper braaied fresh tuna with grapefruit, artichoke caponata and watercress offered as starter, and rich mains such as leg of lamb kataifi Wellington with almonds, white anchovies, leek puree, fennel and bay leaf cream. Chef Monché Muller’s famous deconstructed Tiramisu with Amaretti, espresso, chocolate and sabayon doffs a cap to the art world with its Pollock-esque presentation.
192 Main Road, Muizenberg, Cape Town.
Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10h00 to 16h00, Saturday to Sunday from 09h00 to 16h00, and Friday evenings from 18h00 to 22h00. Booking is recommended.
Tel: (021) 788-6062