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WATCH: Here's the story of La Colombe's iconic tin of tuna

Tessa Purdon and Katy Rose visited La Colombe at Silvermist Estate where they uncovered the story behind the restaurant's signature dish.

18 Nov 2019
La Colombe restaurant in Constantia, Cape Town

(image: La Colombe) 

The Grand Dame of Cape Town's restaurants has been named Eat Out Restaurant of the Year for 2019 at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards. La Colombe, has been wowing guests for decades. It has garnered countless accolades and undergone some pretty substantial changes over the years, including the major move from Constantia Uitsig to Silvermist Estate in 2014. Since then, the interior has transformed a few times and menus have evolved but one thing has stayed the same; the tuna tataki course that's become a true La Colombe trademark. 

We pinned down Executive Chef, James Gaag and asked him to tell us the story behind this legendary little can of tuna... 

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