Traditional Tuscan cuisine that keeps the cold at bay is on offer at Southern Sun Hyde Park’s Luce Restaurant this winter. Executive Chef Grant van der Riet says, “The idea behind this Tuscan-centric new menu was to include traditional Italian items that suit the cold weather. We involved our enthusiastic team of chefs who focused on the flavours and techniques, and ensuring the authenticity of the dishes. We kept things simple, with appealing and uncomplicated plating, and adding our own touches to each dish to make them interesting, fresh and flavourful.”
Dishes on the new Luce menu include Salmon Scottato with lobster tortellini and squid ink chardonnay butter sauce; Pancia di maiale Toscano – Tuscan pork belly with red cabbage puree, potato and pancetta; Caccuicco di pesce alla Livornese – seafood, mussel and prawns in tomato soup with chilli; and Espresso panna cotta – espresso-infused panna cotta with coffee gel, mocha ice cream and honeycomb.
Take a look at some of the dishes below: