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Culinary classes at LQF

Here at Le Quartier Français our cooking classes are fun, intimate gatherings where everybody takes part and learns our original recipes through actually creating them (rather than just watching a demonstration) under the guidance of our Culinary Concierge, Vanie Padayachee.
Plus, you get to enjoy your creations for lunch, paired with local wines.
Here are our upcoming classes  for 2014
Discover SA Flavours class
02 February 2014
08 February 2014
01 April 2014
Spice Class
21 February 2014
11 March 2014
18 April 2014

Here at Le Quartier Français our cooking classes are fun, intimate gatherings where everybody takes part and learns our original recipes through actually creating them (rather than just watching a demonstration) under the guidance of our Culinary Concierge, Vanie Padayachee. Plus, you get to enjoy your creations for lunch, paired with local wines.

cooking-class-at-LQF

Here are our upcoming classes  for 2014

Discover SA Flavours class
02 February 2014
08 February 2014
01 April 2014

Spice Class
21 February 2014
11 March 2014
18 April 2014

To book contact Louise on +27 21 876 2151 or email her on: louise@lqf.co.za
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Upcoming cooking classes at LQF

What’s cooking good-looking? Here at Le Quartier Français our cooking classes are fun, intimate gatherings where everybody takes part and learns our original recipes through actually creating them (rather than just watching a demonstration) under the guidance of our Culinary Concierge, Vanie Padayachee.

Plus, you get to enjoy your creations for lunch, paired with local wines.

COOKING classes

Here are our upcoming classes –a nifty idea for a Christmas present for the foodie in your life.

Spice Class
10th of December 2013
18th of April 2014

Discover SA Flavours Class
08th of February 2014

To book contact Louise on +27 21 876 2151 or email her on: louise@lqf.co.za

Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Introducing Isabelo

A year ago we launched the Mrs. Ndaba Programme and, at the time, we never dreamt it would capture as many hearts and imaginations as it has.

Our desire to give back, support and teach the local community – through this concept – has proved so popular that we now supply healthy meals to over 70 children in three different preschools five days a week.

This initiative has grown to be so much bigger than just the Mrs. Ndaba’s crèche and Friday muffins. To reflect this growth, and the fact that it now supports so many children throughout their school week, we’ve decided to rename this project Isabelo.

Isabelo, which is Xhosa for sharing and caring, is still entirely funded by the generous donations of our guests and other friends of Le Quartier Français. The children’s’ daily meals are all prepared by the Le Quartier Français team, who selflessly donate their time and expertise, so every penny that is donated is spent on the kids.

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Mrs Ndaba Video

We recently had a group of children take part in the Mrs. Ndaba Fridays Programme. It was so cute that we couldn’t resist putting together this video.

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New Culinary Concierge Programme

We’ve added a new programme to the Le Quartier Français Culinary Concierge offering. The Back to Basics Programme is a a true artisanal experience; where participants will discover how to turn dough into bread, cream into butter and milk into cheese.

Image courtesy of Farlane (http://www.flickr.com/photos/farlane/307745952/)


Take part and spend time going back-to-basics in the owner’s kitchen. Learn how to use a natural starter to bake sourdough bread in a wood burning oven; discover the therapeutic nature of churning butter from farm cream and explore the art of making a selection of fresh cheeses.

For more information visit our website. To book call us on 021 8762151 or email our culinary concierge Annamarie – culinary@lqf.co.za.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Mrs Ndaba Update


When we introduced Ndaba Fridays (at the end of 2009) we hoped that, by the end of 2010, would be able to feed the 68 Mrs. Ndaba toddlers every day of week.

We began this initiative with just our Mrs. Ndaba Fridays Culinary Concierge Programme.

Through this programme, interested Le Quartier Français guests are given the opportunity to bake and deliver nutritious muffins to the toddlers every Friday.

On the very first day of the Mrs Ndaba Fridays Programme, one of our guests – Mr Tuesday – liked the concept so much that he decided to sponsor food for a year of Mrs. Ndaba Tuesdays.

A little later on Meneer Wednesday, who hasn’t yet stayed at Le Quartier Français, decided that he too wanted to sponsor a years worth of Mrs. Ndaba days.  So Mrs Ndaba Wednesdays was introduced!

Then along came Mr and Mrs Thursday, Mr and Mr Monday and (most recently) Mr and Mrs Friday. Suddenly, in far less time than we originally anticipated, we have secured five days a week worth of meals for Mrs. Ndaba’s 68 toddlers.

The Ndaba Fridays Programme has proven to be awe-inspiring. It has been amazing and humbling 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.

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New Culinary Concierge Experience: An Introduction to Winemaking.

Perfect for those who want an unforgettable introduction to wine, or those who want to reinvigorate their love affair with the grape.

Spend time at Lynx wine farm – with Dieter Sellmeyer, Lynx proprietor and winemaker, and his assistant Inge Terblanche – learning about the various steps and stages involved in winemaking. End off this experience with a relaxed gourmet picnic lunch on the Lynx lawn*.

Ingredients:

  • Morning spent at Lynx estate falling in love with wine.
  • An intimate cellar, tasting room and vineyards experience.
  • Magical wines accompanied by rolling-views of the Lynx vineyards.
  • A gourmet picnic designed by the Le Quartier Français chefs especially for you.

For more information, or to book, call us on (021)876 2151.

*Terms and Conditions apply.

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Our Culinary Concierge needs your votes to secure the Sizzle!

It’s nearly the end of February 2010 which means that on Sunday the competition for Food 24’s Sizzling Chef comes to an end.

Presently Annemarie, our Culinary Concierge, is sitting second (or third). This is unfortunately not enough to result in a whole month of teasing (second or third is probably, at best, only worth a week).

Help us get Annemarie into first place so she wins a whole March month worth of kitchen-ribbing and gifts from secret admirers.

To vote for Annemarie click here and follow the instructions.

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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).

Its difficult for men, and some women, to focus on the cooking when Annemarie is in the room.

It's difficult for men, and some women, to focus on the cooking when Annemarie is in the room.

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.



  

Upcoming Culinary Concierge Adventures

If you’re looking for something a little different, something that isn’t just another cooking class, then you should try one of our upcoming Culinary Concierge Adventures.

We launched the Le Quartier Français Culinary Concierge concept towards the end of 2009 and it has proved to be very popular with guests. This year we have expanded on this concept and we now also create unique Culinary Concierge Experiences tailored to a specific guest’s tastes, interests and the time they have available.

In February we have the following Culinary Concierge Adventures on offer:

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