World Top 50 Announcement
This year has seen the Tasting Room place 31 overall (6 places higher than last year’s 37th place). In fact Margot was the only female chef to achieve a place in the 2010 World Top 50.
We’ve once again found ourselves in fine local company with La Colombe, another South African restaurant, appearing at number 12 in the top 50 rankings. They also clinched the title of 2010 Best Restaurant in Africa and the Middle East. Congratulations La Colombe!
This year marks six consecutive years in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants rankings and, for us, this is phenomenal and in many ways unbelievable. Every year global food and fine-dining standards improve exponentially and the competition, this year, was incredibly stiff. We consider it a huge honour to have once again been included. It is also fantastic that another South African restaurant has again – along with us – been recognized and it reinforces our belief that South Africa, as a food destination, continues to impress on the global culinary stage.
Last Day of Voting for the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Survey
Remember today is the last you can vote for Le Quartier Français in the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Survey for 2010.
Vote and stand in line to win the Travel & Leisure Dream Holiday worth a not-to-be-sneezed-at $10,000.00.
Travel and Leisure World’s Best Voting
Just a little reminder … if you haven’t yet voted, but you want to, please head on over to the Travel and Leisure website to vote for Le Quartier Français in the Travel and Leisure World’s Best Awards Survery for 2010. Wow now that’s a mouthful.
To those of you that have already voted we extend a very big THANK YOU!
Food 24 Sizzling Chefs Competition
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, which is this Sunday, Food 24 are searching for the most Sizzling South African Chef. In their line up of prospective Sizzlers they’re included Margot Janse and Annemarie Steenkamp (our Culinary Concierge).
We’d love one of them to win the coveted title of Sizzling South African Chef because, well, a title like that is worth about two months of endless teasing in the kitchen. For them to win we need you to vote.
To vote click here and you’ll find them on the second page of Sizzlers.
Travel and Leisure – World’s Best Survey for 2010
It’s that time of year again … the voting has opened for the 2010 Travel & Leisure World’s Best Survey.
So if you’ve stayed with us, or you like what we’re doing at Le Quartier Français, or you’ve had a delicious meal in one of our restaurants, or you’ve had a phenomenal Culinary Concierge Experience or you just enjoy reading our blog please pop on over to the Travel & Leisure website and take five short minutes to vote for us.
If you’d like to vote (and we’d love you to vote) you can click here.
Le Quartier Français features in the Condé Nast 2010 Gold List
Le Quartier Français has been awarded the joint title of Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East in the Condé Nast 2010 Gold List. Our very popular culinary offering, consisting of The Tasting Room and iCi, was singled out for its “X-factor“.
The Condé Nast Gold List is the Condé Nast guide to their selection of the world’s greatest hotels as chosen by the magazine’s editors and travel experts. The hotels selected receive a gold award in a given category. The categories, for the 2010 Condé Nast Gold List are: service, location, food, rooms, leisure facilities, ambience and design.
There were two other exceptional hotels that shared the Best Hotels for Food in Africa, Middle East with Le Quartier Français – these were Bushmans Kloof, for their excellent culinary offering; and Maia (in the Seychelles) for their chef-rich approach.
Everyone here feels very priviledged to be in such spectacular local and international company! Congratulations to all the other hotels that were included in the 2010 Condé Nast Gold List.
Le Quartier Français in 2009 Eat Out top 10
Le Quartier Français has once again been included in the Prudential Eat Out top 10 restaurants and we’re not alone. Grande Provence, another Franschhoek Restaurant, also placed in the top 10. Congratulation Grande Provence!
Other Franschhoek restaurants that placed in the top 20 were Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant – home of Neil’s delicious charcuterie – and Reubens.
This year’s Eat Out awards saw a female chef, Chantel Dartnall from Mosaic Restaurant in Pretoria, win the title of Prudential Eat Out Chef of the Year. We’re big fans to female chefs (obviously) so well done Chantel!
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