For Valentine’s Day, South African food aficionado and gourmand Derick van Biljon, shares his take on an old-world icon we all know and love. “Carpaccio, is a great way to stretch a choice cut of beef, and dress it up for a delectably layered feast of flavours.” he declares. Simple yet sophisticated. Easy to prepare but also robustly romantic. This recipe celebrates some stand-out local ingredients, and plants a Venetian classic firmly in the elemental soils of Africa’s Rainbow Nation.