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The Big Green Egg

The Big Green Egg
Among the many other upgrades happening in our kitchens at the moment (read out about our Silestone countertops), we’ll also be setting up revolutionary grilling device, The Big Green Egg in both the kitchen at LQF and at Bread & Wine.
Derived from an ancient Japanese cooking device known as a ‘kamado’, which was originally a clay vessel with a lid, The Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic take; and can be used as an oven, smoker or braai, of course.
We can’t wait summer at Bread & Wine
We’re already using The Big Green Egg in our cooking classes. [http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151453124056466.1073741834.163175491465&type=3]

Among the many other upgrades happening in our kitchens at the moment (read out about our Silestone countertops), we’ll also be setting up revolutionary grilling device, The Big Green Egg in the kitchen at Bread & Wine.

Derived from an ancient Japanese cooking device known as a ‘kamado’, which was originally a clay vessel with a lid, The Big Green Egg is a modern ceramic take; and can be used as an oven, smoker or braai, of course.

cooking green egg

We’re already using The Big Green Egg in our cooking classes.

How it works:

BGE Grill Display

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Travel & Leisure’s Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East 2013

We’ve been voted by Travel & Leisure as one of the Top Lodges and Resorts in Africa and the Middle East for 2013! Coming in at number 14, it’s a huge honour and we’re very thankful to everyone who gave us the nod! See the results here.

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Here’s what they had to say about us:

Surrounded by blooming rose and jasmine gardens—as well as stunning Cape Winelands scenery—this Relais & Châteaux property practically begs for thrown-open windows and romantic strolls. Twenty-one luxurious rooms are set in Victorian-style structures surrounding a central courtyard and an oval swimming pool with teak loungers. Top South African chef Margot Janse oversees both on-site restaurants: the dressy Tasting Room with its daily tasting menus and the more casual Common Room tapas restaurant. Kids are well looked after here; before arrival, their rooms are stocked with age-appropriate books, DVDs, and fun bath amenities like kid-size bathrobes and bath capsules that expand into African animal sponges.
Room to Book: Rooms 17 and 19 (Pool Suites) are the best bet for families thanks to the private pools and gardens, two baths each, and loft-style bedrooms with twin beds and stuffed animals upstairs.
Insider Tip: Eating alfresco is a must in this scenic setting, so stop for picnic fixings—like freshly baked bread and fabulous homemade charcuterie—at Bread & Wine, LQF’s sister restaurant set idyllically among vineyards and lemon orchards on Môreson wine farm.

“Surrounded by blooming rose and jasmine gardens—as well as stunning Cape Winelands scenery—this Relais & Châteaux property practically begs for thrown-open windows and romantic strolls. Twenty-one luxurious rooms are set in Victorian-style structures surrounding a central courtyard and an oval swimming pool with teak loungers. Top South African chef Margot Janse oversees both on-site restaurants: the dressy Tasting Room with its daily tasting menus and the more casual Common Room tapas restaurant. Kids are well looked after here; before arrival, their rooms are stocked with age-appropriate books, DVDs, and fun bath amenities like kid-size bathrobes and bath capsules that expand into African animal sponges.

Room to Book: Rooms 17 and 19 (Pool Suites) are the best bet for families thanks to the private pools and gardens, two baths each, and loft-style bedrooms with twin beds and stuffed animals upstairs.

Insider Tip: Eating alfresco is a must in this scenic setting, so stop for picnic fixings—like freshly baked bread and fabulous homemade charcuterie—at Bread & Wine, LQF’s sister restaurant set idyllically among vineyards and lemon orchards on Môreson wine farm.”

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants

Elite Traveler Top 100 Restaurants
We have some exciting news! In the May/June 2013 issue of Elite Traveler we’ve been listed as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world! The high-end glossy in conjunction with Laurent-Perrier champagne ‘present the very best 100 eateries on the planet, from Michelin heavyweights in France and Spain to rising stars in Mexico, South Africa, Australia and beyond.’
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais has been given the number 87 spot ahead of heavyweights such as, Waterside Inn, The Inn at Little Washington and the River Café!
We’re beyond honoured and very proud of Margot Janse and her team of talented chefs.
View the digital version of Elite Traveler here.

We have some exciting news! In the May/June 2013 issue of Elite Traveler – the private jet lifestyle magazine – we’ve been listed as one of the top 100 restaurants in the world! The high-end glossy in conjunction with Laurent-Perrier champagne correlated the list of ‘the very best 100 eateries on the planet, from Michelin restaurants in France and Spain to rising stars in Mexico, South Africa, Australia and beyond.’

Top 100 Restaurants in the World (Coverpage)

The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais has been given the number 87 spot ahead of heavyweights such as, Waterside Inn, The Inn at Little Washington and the River Café!

We are honoured, and very proud of Margot Janse and her team of talented chefs!

View the digital version of Elite Traveler here.

And see our page below:
Top 100 Restaurants in the World  - Page 11

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Silestone

Silestone
During our beauty sleep, our entire kitchen is being redone, from the tiles on the walls to the floors. We’ll be talking about the various additions on this blog so stay tuned:
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First up though, we’d like to introduce you to Silestone. Our new countertops will be created out of the revolutionary product.
The world’s first quartz surfaces designed by Cosentino:  “Silestone’s sleek surfaces are manufactured from the finest natural quartz and according to the most stringent techniques. Not only are Silestone’s surfaces nonporous, shock, scratch and stain resistant, but unique in that the quartz surface contains an active antibacteriostatic properties that suppress the growth and development of harmful bacteria and micro-organisms throughout the life of the material.”
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During our beauty sleep, our entire kitchen is being redone, from the walls to the floors. We’ll be talking about the various additions on this blog so stay tuned:

lqf

First up though, we’d like to introduce you to Silestone; our new counter tops will be created out of the revolutionary product.

“Silestone’s sleek surfaces are manufactured from the finest natural quartz and according to the most stringent techniques,” says the marketing manager. “Not only are Silestone’s surfaces nonporous, shock, scratch and stain resistant, but unique in that the quartz surface contains an active antibacteriostatic properties that suppress the growth and development of harmful bacteria and micro-organisms throughout the life of the material.”

Plus, the resulting counters are stylish and beautiful. See some examples below. We can’t wait to show you ours!

silestone one

silestone three

silestone 2

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