Franschhoek Mystery Weekends
Need some mystery and romance in your life? Then the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are just for you. Plus, things are being changed up from previous experiences. This year’s mystery weekends will be themed!
This means that each Mystery Weekend will be suited around something uniquely Franschhoek; with wine and food as the inspiration.
Taking place over the weekend of 29 and 30 May, think: relaxation, delectable food and world-class wines. For just R3 500 per couple (self-drive), for the whole weekend, you’ll experience the best our little village has to offer.
How the Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Works:
We - Franschhoek Wine Valley – randomly select a range of amazing Franschhoek experiences and create your unique couple Mystery Weekend Package. This means that you have no idea where you’re staying, where you’re eating or what other experiences are in store for you. How awesome!
Your Franschhoek Mystery Weekend Package includes the following:
Don’t miss out and book your Franschhoek Mystery Weekend today! Bookings close on Monday, 18 May.
For bookings or queries please contact Carmen Arendse on email@example.com.
Who’s the 25-year-old?
Le Quartier Français turns 25-years old this year, and to celebrate Suzanne Bayly-Coupe of Classic Portfolio wrote this fun fact sheet about us. Also take a look at our special recipe stirs up our #LQFfamily magic.
Le Quartier Français has been with Classics for 24 years!
THE TASTING ROOM – In the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants in the World! Guests have the option of booking The Tasting Room when they book accommodation. Patrons NOT staying at LQF can only book 30 days before dining – BOOK ONLINE.
Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Le Quartier Français,
Two-day charcuterie course with Bread & Wine
Venue: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson Farm, Franschhoek.
Cost: R5000 per person
Jewell & Co—headed by Charcutier Neil Jewell—will host a two-day charcuterie course where you’ll literally learn the whole hog, courtesy of South Africa’s Charcuterie King. Participants will also enjoy a delicious three-course lunch at Bread & Wine, paired with Môreson Wine.
The intimate, exclusive workshops cover the making of savoury French-style sausage, cooked and air-dried hams, blood sausage and more. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to hear Neil’s stories, ask him questions, and watch him demonstrate various butchering techniques.
Space is limited to just 12 participants, per course, so early bookings are essential! To book please contact Tina Jewell on 021 876 4004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewell & Co’s artisan charcuterie is available at: The Miss Molly Charcuterie Bar, through Garden Route Goodies, The Organic Emporium and various other outlets.
Neil’s Charcuterie Programme:
Neil’s Charcuterie Programme includes the following: Recipes for all the sausages, hams and other charcuterie produced and a Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant apron.
Workshop dates for 2015
25th & 26th June
6th & 7th August
20th & 21st August
10th & 11th September
Our recipe for Le Quartier Français
This year, 2015, we’re celebrating 25 years of #LQFlove. How do we do it? We have a very special recipe that makes Le Quartier Français the heartbeat of Franschhoek…
Equipment and utensils
Bread-making in the Winelands at Bread & Wine
A good baker will rise to the occasion, it’s the yeast he can do. So, learn from the best baker in town, Tina Jewell!
A bread-making experience at Bread & Wine restaurant on Môreson wine farm
Start at 09h30 sharp
To book your spot contact Tina on 021 876 4004 or email@example.com
Cost per person R795.00 (excludes drinks)
The Franschhoek Wedding Showcase
Tying the knot soon? Love weddings? Then you won’t want to miss at the inaugural Franschhoek Wedding Showcase on 18 April 2015 at Le Franschhoek Hotel.
Additionally see some of our wedding accessories, ideas and more from B.gorgeous. We be running a competition on the day, so leave your business cards with us to enter the lucky draw and you could win Miss Molly Bubbly along with vouchers for B.Gorgeous!
There will also be Miss Molly Bubbly available for tasting on a complimentary basis.
The showcase will be open between 10am and 5pm and costs R80 per person entrance fee. Tickets are available from www.webtickets.co.za or on the day at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.
And… win tickets to the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase! Enter online here. Entries close Thursday 9 April 2015
Plus: Adding an extra dash of excitement to the day will be the team from The Pretty Blog who will be presenting two mini workshops. Entitled ‘I’m engaged what now?’ these workshops will be the lifeline for all brides-to-be offering invaluable advise on organising your perfect dream wedding. Workshop 1: 10:00 – 12:30 Workshop 2: 13:30 – 16:00 *Both workshops will be exactly the same, including tips and Q&A about wedding planning. Cost: R 120 per person (includes entrance to the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase) Pre-book tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za
#EatOutHelpOut with StreetSmart SA
Win a meal for four at a restaurant in your area by helping to raise awareness for StreetSmart SA restaurants!
How do you do you enter?
Enter your photo into the ‘Snap Away’ competition on StreetSmart’s Facebook page.
Tag the restaurant by name, tell us the name of your waiter, and use the hashtag #EatOutHelpOut to enter the competition.
Like the StreetSmart South Africa Facebook page.
Like and share your entry with your friends and ask them to vote for you. The more votes you receive the more chances you will have to win!
All photo entries will enter a lucky draw and announced on 16 June 2015. The winning photograph and its waiter will be announced on 16 June 2015.
The Tasting Room ranks in the Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants 2015
“My team and I are honoured to be once again featured on this prestigious list. Thank you to all the readers who voted for us!” – Executive Chef, Margot Janse
Elite Traveler known as the ‘private jet lifestyle magazine’ enjoys worldwide distribution in more than 100 countries aboard private jets and mega-yachts.
This is the fourth consecutive year the magazine’s jetsetting readers have voted for their favourite fine dining destinations in the world. The awards reached more than 100 million people in 2014 through extensive global PR coverage and were viewed online at EliteTraveler.com more than 13 million times over the past 12 months.
View the results of the awards online; plus look out for the in-depth, 13-page feature in the May/June edition of Elite Traveler.
The Tasting Room is the stage for award-winning chef Margot Janse and her unique eight course, African-inspired surprise tasting menu.
Here, serious diners have the opportunity to experience a true journey of taste, that continues to evolve and astonish, The Tasting Room creates a dining experience unlike any other; one where surprise and nostalgia take centre stage.
“I have no signature dish, South Africa is my signature” – Margot Janse
For bookings email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Awards,
Mind, Food and Wine Weekend
Join us for a weekend of mind, food and wine this June.
In conjunction with Open Mind we’ll be hosting a special, one-of-a-kind experience that will aim to ‘exercise the brain’ while inspiring—and relaxing—you with food, wine, and luxurious accommodation.
Open Mind is an educational centre, based in Cape Town, which offers short courses for people who enjoy learning and want to enhance their general knowledge, without the stress of exams or homework. The courses are open to anyone who is interested in expanding their worldview and exploring fascinating topics through talks by professional experts.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Sunday, 28 June 2015
The rates that will be honoured for the weekend are R 3900 per person (Friday & Saturday night). This is inclusive of the following: Accommodation at Le Quartier Francais; A tapas style dinner on the Friday night in The Living Room at Le Quartier Francais; Full breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning in The Living Room at Le Quartier Francais; 4 lectures.
Excluded would be meals not mentioned above, sundries, gratuities and any extras. Room allocation would be at the discretion of the management team.
For more info, or to book your spot, please email: email@example.com
Franschhoek receives the Service Excellence Award
In an awards ceremony held on 18 March at the Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, the Franschhoek Wine Valley was presented the Service Excellence Award at the Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.
The Best Tourism-Related Event Award was presented to the ATKV-Oesfees at Solms-Delta, which stood out amongst the rest as a business entity hosting a special event, festival or other activity that attracts large crowds of visitors into the Cape Winelands.
In addition La Motte was presented with the Wine Tourism Destination of the Year Award. This award is bestowed upon a wine estate or distillery which offers a unique tourism experience.
‘We are humbled and honoured to receive the Service Excellence Award, and as a team who works hard at delivering on the criteria, we continue to keep Franschhoek and its offerings top of mind’, comments Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO Jenny Prinsloo. ‘We value the Cape Winelands Mayoral Award Programme, and would like to thank the Executive Mayor and the Cape Winelands District Municipality team for their continued support.’
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