Archive for January, 2011

The Funniest Video this Year!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

We love comedy and we really love Michael McIntyre. He is H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S. If you need a laugh and, let’s face it we all need a laugh, watch this. It’s particularly relevant if you:

  1. Review experiences on TripAdvisor
  2. Use TripAdvisor reviews to make decisions about where to stay and eat.

The quality isn’t great but that doesn’t detract from the humour. Click here to get to the right place in the YouTube video we’re raving about.

    We Need Your Vote!

    Friday, January 28th, 2011

    Please vote for Le Quartier Français in the the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2011 Survey. We’d really like to appear on the list and with your help we can!

    Click here to take the survey.

    If you vote you not only win our undying love you will also be automatically entered into the Travel & Leisure sweepstakes where one lucky person will walk off with a $10,000 dream trip, to the destination of their choice. Now doesn’t that sound just dreamy?

    New IS Art exhibition

    Thursday, January 27th, 2011

    The latest exhibition set to launch at is art is a two-artist exhibition. The featured artists – Franschhoek painter Jacqueline Crewe-Brown and Pretoria based sculptor Angus Taylor – will have their work showcased from Sunday the 20th of February till the 22nd of March.

    This exhibition opens at is art at 11h00 (on Sunday the 20th of February 2011). Please contact Ilse or Alisha for a preview on 021 876 8334.

    Kitchen Swapping

    Monday, January 17th, 2011

    It seems that in the USA big name chefs are trading their kitchens for a night or two. This, apparently, keeps things interesting for both diners and chefs.

    It’s a gimmick that has proved so popular that some chefs now have permanent one-night gigs that see them taking over humble diners every week.

    I think this is a great idea and an awesome adventure for the both chef and diners. Is this something that can work in South Africa? I suppose the question shouldn’t be will it work but rather is there anyone interested in a little bit of Kitchen Swapping?

    For Me?

    Friday, January 14th, 2011

    In 2011 cocktails will still be huge. Yes we can all breath a collective sigh of relief!

    CC attribution giniger on Flickr.

    The best bars in 2011 will apparently allow you, as the guest, to pick your liquor preference and then they’ll blend you a custom cocktail based on your selection.

    Being an individual has never been as sweet.

    Have you tried Coconut Water?

    Monday, January 10th, 2011

    Coconut Water is possibly the 2011 buzzword, trend or whatever else you’d like to call it. It’s packed full of all kinds of good-health mythology and it’s rumoured to cure almost anything that can be cured. Add to this the fact that it tastes fantastic and you having an unbeatable combination.

    You’re going to find Coconut Water in a whole lot more cocktails this year and, for those slow on the uptake, right the way through 2012.

    We suggest climbing on the Coconut Water bandwagon quickly because it’s definitely not a fad!

    Hot Diggity Dog

    Friday, January 7th, 2011

    It seems that the hot dog is the new poster child of gourmet fast food. In 2011 acclaimed chefs, the world over, will re-imagine and re-engineer these delightful dogs so they are gourmet ready. Expect specialist sausages, from boutique butcheries, and delicious toppings. Yum!

    The Most Important Meal of the Day

    Monday, January 3rd, 2011

    One of the 2011 dining trends is tipped to be the all-day breakfast.

    They’re called a.m. menus and they’re light on the pocket but heavy on the filling. If you’re a die-hard breakfast fan you’re going to love them!