Archive for June, 2010

2010 World Cup Magic at Le Quartier Français

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

We thought we’d share a few Le Quartier Français World Cup 2010 pictures with you …

The wire Le Quartier Français football player.

The wire Le Quartier Français football player.

Le Quartier Français Management on Bafana Bafana Friday.

Le Quartier Français Management watching the 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony.

The local design guru at the opening of the 2010 World Cup.

The local design guru at the opening of the 2010 World Cup.

The Tasting Room team with Daf - our very patriotic Dutch guest.

The Tasting Room team with the famous Hans Vonk - previous Netherlands and Ajax Cape Town player.

Another close, and exceptionally well-dressed, friend of Le Quartier Français.

Another close, and exceptionally well-dressed, friend of Le Quartier Français.

Exotic Plants now at Môreson

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

If you’ve visit Le Quartier Français over the last few year you would definitely have noticed our beautiful orchids. We actually can’t take credit for these beautiful plants. Mike Tibbs, from the Exotic Plant Company, handles all our exotic plant and fresh cut flower needs. Mike is our green-fingered magician and he makes sure that, from an indoor plant perspective, the hotel and restaurants always look phenomenal.

The Exotic Plant Company have recently moved their Orchid Nursery and Fresh Cut Flower business to Môreson Farm. They’ve erected a beautiful greenhouse which, as luck would have it, officially opens its first phase tomorrow (Friday the 18th of June 2010). The final phases will be completed by the end of June/July 2010.

The addition of the Exotic Plant Orchid Nursery, to the Môreson offering, means that – as a guest – you can pop in for lunch, at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant; buy a case or two of the excellent Môreson bubbly, Premium Chardonnay or Pinotage to take home; and pick up a orchid (or three) and some beautiful freshly cut flowers on your way out.

For more information about the Exotic Plant Orchid Nursery at Môreson Farm visit their website or call +2721 876 3399.

What are you doing tomorrow?

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

The mountains, surrounding the Franschhoek Valley, are covered with snow and there is a distinct nip in the air today. This is perfect weather when you consider that tomorrow is a public holiday.

If you’d like to do something delectable tomorrow why not join us, at iCi, for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Actually there is nothing to stop you from enjoying all three of those meals at iCi tomorrow!

We will have our crackling fires going so you know it’s going to be snug. We will also be offering our delicious Winter Warmer Menu.

iCi Winter Warmer Menu 2010

See you – in iCi – tomorrow!

P.S. If you’re in the neighbourhood why don’t you pop into IS Art (the new Le Quartier Français gallery)? Our new exhibition is proving to be very popular!

P.P.S. On the way home you could also visit Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant and the Farm Grocer to sample, or buy-to-take-home,  Neil’s range of 2010 World Cup inspired sausages.

Neil’s World Cup Neil’s World Cup Sausages

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Neil Jewell, the Bread & Wine head chef and South African Charcuterie King, is also a very proud football fan!

To show his support he has created a variety of country specific gourmet sausages and sausage inspired dishes. For each week, of the 2010 World Cup Neil, will be showcasing a different range of sausages and sausage inspired dishes.

Week one – starting this Saturday, the 12th of June 2010 – boasts the following selection of sausage inspired dishes:

The Serbian

  • smoked sausage soup

The Italian

  • luguena, polenta & tomato

The South African

  • tuna boerewors, pap & chilli

The American

  • A hotdog

The Algerian

  • lamb tagine, merguez, cous cous

All these dishes are available at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant on Môreson Farm.

TV in iCi for the duration of the 2010 World Cup!

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Our casual bistro – iCi – will be screening World Cup 2010 matches for the duration of the tournament!

This means that, starting this Friday the 11th of June 2010, iCi is going to be the place in Franschhoek to catch up on all things football.

Our crackling fires will keep away those winter chills and the delicious full or bar-snacks iCi menu will ensure that you never go hungry. Lend your country’s football team your full support and watch a game, or four, in iCi.

P.S. Don’t forget BaaFana Burger Friday.


Every Friday – until the end of World Cup – you can enjoy a BaaFana Burger, chips, a glass of Miss Molly wine and the free Friday night movie in our Screening Room!

Remember only  30, of Lamb Burger’s Football mad nephews, make an appearance so it’s first come first serve.

Yum!

New exhibition at the IS Art Gallery

Monday, June 7th, 2010

The new IS Art Gallery at Le Quartier Français, situated on the Franschhoek Main Road, will be hosting an exhibition of art by leading and emerging South African artists. This exhibition will run from the 11th of June until the 15th of July 2010 with an overall aim of showcasing an exceptional collection of current and topical South African art.

Over this period the IS Art Gallery will feature the majority of visual art forms. This includes painting, the graphic arts, sculpture, ceramics as well as jewellery from leading South African Designers. South African artists taking part in this exhibition include Theo Kleynhans, Hannes Meiring, Jacques Dhont, Judy Bumstead, Guy du Toit, Helen Vaughan, Evette Weyers and others.

IS Art at Le Quartier Français is open daily from 10am to 5pm. For more information please contact Ilse on 021 876 8443 or email us at isart@lqf.co.za.

Pinehurst Winter Flash Sale starts this Friday!

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Môreson Farm – home to Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant and more – is having the most spectacular Winter Flash Sale*.

Starting this Friday, the 4th of June 2010 at 11am, a range of Pinehurst wines will be going on sale!

  • Pinehurst red wine is priced at R25 per bottle!
  • Pinehurst white wine is priced R20 per bottle!

That’s not all … Students and pensioners – on presentation of a valid student or pensioner card – get 10% off per bottle.

Please not that Pinehurst wines are only available – at these prices – from the Môreson Tasting Room.

To keep up to date with news, regarding the Pinehurst Winter Flash Sale and all things Môreson, visit the new Môreson Facebook fan page.

An Excellent Suggestion:

If you’re heading out for the Pinehurst Winter Flash Sale why not make a night of it by booking into Le Quartier Français on our R895 special!

*Sale lasts as long as stocks last. First come first serve. Only available from the Môreson Tasting Room. No delivery. No credit. Terms and conditions apply.