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The Mixologist

Cocktails really are the drink of choice at the moment. In fact if you don’t have your own in-house mixologist you really shouldn’t consider yourself a modern bar.

Our favourite mixologists are presently plumping, lifting, nipping and tucking the finest restaurant and bar cocktail menus to ensure that they’re on trend.


P.S. When you’re next in The Hoek why not pop in for one of our bespoke Bow-Chicka-Wow-Wow Martinis? It’s bound to get those toes tingling, in a good way.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Franschhoek Restaurant,
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Be a Delicious Lab Rat!

From the 15th till the 30th of November 2011 our new Delicious Hotel in Franschhoek will be undergoing its clinical trial.

This means that all our rooms – The Teeny Weeny, The Itsy Bitsy and The Bigger than a Bikini – will be available at R475 per room. That’s half their usual rate for our Lab Rats. Awesome! Right?

But that’s not all … we’re going to Supe-Up your Delicious stay ON THE HOUSE. So that’s one Supe-Up -per person per booking – that is free, gratis and won’t cost you a dime.

Obviously this relatively symptom-free clinical trial comes with a few strings.

The Strings:

  • Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis for the period between the 15th of November and the 30th of November 2011.
  • You’ll need to pay in full for your stay before we can book it off completely. So no confirmed reservation before you shell out the dosh. Comprende?
  • Supe-Ups are not transferable. Absolutely no takesy-backsy.
  • Post clinical trial we’ll need you to take part in a short survey. We promise – cross our hearts – that it won’t take more than two minutes to complete.

To take part you can book through our Delicious Facebook Page or Delicious website.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Hotel,
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We’re launching a new hotel …

The Delicious Hotel, officially opening on the 1st of December 2011, is set to change the face of South African hospitality. Or at least we think it is …

Delicious unpacks the traditional hotel offering, giving the guest everything they need without the additional wallet-lightening add-ons.

With three room categories – The Itsy Bitsy, The Teeny Weeny and The Bigger than a Bikini – Delicious has taste-worthy accommodation that all offer: A super comfortable queen-size bed, feel the thread count linen, big fluffy towels, an en-suite bathroom (shower only), a TV with select satellite television channels, free WiFi and a laptop safe.

For those looking to dress up their Delicious stay a range of Supe-Ups are available. These Supe-Ups include: Daily room servicing (ideal for the neat freaks and those who want their room serviced more than once every three days), Full Monty Breakfast at Le Quartier Français, Budget Brekkie, Gym Bunny, Devilish Daiquiri’s, World Famous Sticky Buns and an Express Manicure or Pedicure.

A stay at Delicious starts at just R475 per person per night. Frikkin AMAzing.

Delicious operates entirely through online bookings. To book a room please visit:www.delicioushotels.com. For more information about Delicious please visit our website or contact Jenene at delicious@delicioushotels.com or on (021) 876 4232.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Hotel,
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HOT! 8th Classic Franschhoek Music Festival.

On Sunday the 30th of October 2011 you can experience James Grace* on guitar at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant for just R280.

This price includes a three course meal with a to-die-for menu. Picture … a selection of breads with smoked rooibos butter; roast pepper, potato & olive broth; red wine poached sirloin, parsley puree & bonemarrow; lemon meringue pie and coffee. Yum!

To book call Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant on 021 876 4004.

*Acclaimed guitarist, two time SAMA nominee, KANNA Award winner for Best Male Artist at the 2010 KKNK, 2011 KykNET Fiesta award winner and widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working concert artists in South Africa,  James Grace performs highlights from his award-winning catalogue of CDs including Music of Spain, Café Latino and  World Café.  James is joined by Christopher Duigan at the piano for selected new items from their ongoing collaboration of improvised guitar and piano music, exploring the tango, jazz and contemporary film music genres.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant,
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Smoked Ricotta is Righteous

Ricotta fans have known about it for a while but Smoked Ricotta has only recently exploded on the food scene.

Used in breakfasts, tarts and as a filler in pastas this low fat cheese – now with extra oomph – is set to put all other cheeses to shame in the upcoming culinary year.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Trends,
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Belter Bar Snacks

We’ve been searching the globe for the coolest trends and we’ve returned triumphant! Yes we’re back for good with stacks of tasty trends.

The first, from our bag of trendy tricks, is Belter Bar Snacks …

It seems that peanuts have finally had their day, thankfully. Bar snacks that WOW are the latest local and international bar trend and it looks set to stay.

From the savoury – think deep fried Wontons à la The Common Room, to the sweet – pictures rows of jars packed with tempting delights.

Belter bar snacks are the new must have item in any bar. Kind of like an it bag for foodies.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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