Archive for July, 2010

The Le Quartier Français GM and Restaurant Manager

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Some Le Quartier Français guests organised a Range Rover stretch limo to take them to the Holland vs. Uruguay Semifinal.

Our General Manager and Restaurant Manager were invited to sit in the back and, as you can imagine, they couldn’t possibly pass up that opportunity.

Le Quartier Français has been nominated for a Virtuoso Best of the Best Award!

Monday, July 5th, 2010

We have been selected as a Most Socially Responsible, nominee for our Mrs. Ndaba initiative, in the fourth annual Virtuoso Best of the Best Awards.

This is the second Best of the Best Awards we’ve been nominated for. In the inaugural Best of the Best awards, 4 years ago, we were lucky enough to win the Best Culinary Experience Category.

We are very excited and humbled to be included in this year’s Best of the Best Awards Most Socially Responsible category. Our Mrs. Ndaba initiative is a project that has proven to be completely awe-inspiring. It has been amazing to witness, first hand, how many good and generous people there are in world who are all looking for sustainable ways to change the lives of those in need.

Thank you to Mr and Mr Monday, Mr Tuesday, Meneer Wednesday, Mr and Mrs Thursday, Mr and Mrs Friday, Daf (who ran the 2010 Comrades Marathon for Mrs. Ndaba) and everyone else who has made it possible for us to feed 68 toddlers – everyday of the week – for the next year!

The Best of the Best Awards ceremony, takes place on Wednesday the 18th of August at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. During this ceremony all the nominees, in their respective categories, and the 10 overall category winners will be celebrated.

Margot makes an appearance in the new Franschhoek video

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

There is a great new video, available below, that captures some of the magic of the Franschhoek experience. About a minute into the video it you’ll be able to watch our very own Margot Janse prepare one of her spectacular Tasting Room dishes. Excellent!