Franschhoek - the world renown and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection.Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek kitchen will be headed up by the talented, young La Colombe chef, John Norris-Rogers, who will be working side-by-side with chefs Scot and James.
Savour sublime dishes with local and international wines at four events only
Indulge your inner gastronome this winter and snap up a seat (or two) at the exclusive Wine & Food Experience presented by La Petite Ferme mountainside estate in Franschhoek, the culinary capital of South Africa.
You are cordially invited to join Leeu Collection and Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines for our very first food and wine dining experience at Leeu Estates on 9 August 2017.
Book show tickets here
Sunday : 6 August 2017
Seating is unreserved.
Join us for lunch at The Franschhoek Cellar before the show (not included in ticket price). Call the restaurant on 021 876 2086.
View the delicious menu here
Venue doors open at 14h30 and show starts at 15h00!
Listen to ‘What tears me the most’ here
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What is nose to tail you may well ask. Well, it’s a revolution of sorts. A revolution on par with using less plastic, eating more sustainably and avoiding the modern day pitfalls of mass consumerism. It’s a return to a more ethical, conscious approach to food and sustainability, something that we at Boschendal wholeheartedly advocate.
When : Saturday 5 August 2017
Time : 18h00
Venue : Boschendal
Price : R495 per person
This is not a new style of eating, but rather a return to the eating habits of our ancestors, where waste was frowned upon, and the whole animal was utilised. It is a conscious decision to be responsible about our own consumption, much as a choice to recycle or up-cycle heralds a socially conscious and ethical consumer.
The Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, which takes place over the weekend of 16 and 17 September, is the perfect excuse to bid Winter farewell and embrace the splendor of Spring, as your taste buds are treated to a plethora of superb wines from one of SA’s premier wine destinations.
Sample new releases wines as well as a handful of gems as you travel from farm to farm throughout the weekend. The Franschhoek Vignerons will be pulling out all the stops to ensure you have the most amazing wine experience. New release wines may include Summer inspired Rosés or lighter styled reds, whilst the gems is anyone’s guess. One thing is for sure is that if you’re not there you’re missing out. The festival offerings are the perfect opportunity to stock up for the upcoming festive season or that special celebration you have planned.
The 24th annual DSTV Franschhoek Bastille Festival celebrated France’s Independence Day as a centuries-old French Huguenot fête on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 July 2017 in South Africa’s “French Quarter” of Franschhoek.
Contrary to belief that Winter in the Western Cape is a time to stay indoors and hibernate, a recent day out in Franschhoek has shown that the exact opposite is true indeed! Franschhoek with its cozy warm fireplaces, robust red wines, soul comforting food and so much more is the perfect destination to discover in Winter.
Our first stop of the day was at the new home of Terbodore Coffee Roasters. In addition the the roastery, they also opened the Big Dog Café where you will find delicious breakfasts and lunches to enjoy with your freshly-brewed coffee.
Surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence. This is what the sellout Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are all about, and this year is no exception. If you haven’t booked one of these you’re missing out.
Packaged to perfection your weekend holds the promise of revealing Franschhoek’s finest wines, delectable food, fun experiences and so much more. And the best part is you don’t have to book anything. It’s all done for you.
Rule 1: A true Bastillion always has a plan so that everyone can have an amazing time at Bastille!