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Celebrating a legacy

On Saturday night the Friedman clan gathered, along with friends new and old, to celebrate Richard Friedman’s 60th birthday at Bread & Wine.

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Richard is owner and founder of Môreson Wines and fittingly the black tie affair dazzled; fairy lights were strung throughout—like a sparkling snowfall suspended in time—and the food and wine was simply out of this world.

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Neil Jewell’s famous charcuterie was devoured with great big glasses of Mercator Premium Chardonnay. For mains, Neil and his sous, char-grilled hunks of fillet and the sweetest, fattest prawns, among many other delicious bites.

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There was dancing, speeches by the Friedman brood, and yes, Môreson MCC flowed till the early hours. It was a generous, happy celebration for a man, everyone agrees, is an absolute inspiration.

Bread & Wine, part of the LQF family, offers the ultimate venue for a private celebration or wedding. Where the setting, food and wine combine for an incredible experience. Tailor your look and feel to black tie or rustic farm chic. Môreson farm is a beautiful place to act as a canvas for your imagination. And the food and wine? Nothing but the best. See more info here.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Franschhoek, Môreson, events,
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Feast on Four of Franschhoek’s Fabulous

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Feast on Four of Franschhoek’s Fabulous
Get ready Johannesburg, on 24 August 2013, the hidden secrets of Franschhoek will literally be laid out on a table for you to discover.
Feast on Four of Franschhoek’s Fabulous will take place in The Pudding Shop; the name was inspired by a 1960s restaurant in Turkey, ‘a meeting place for hippie travellers’—and now in much the same spirit this eclectic eatery in in Parktown North provides the platform for the meeting of great foodie minds.
The intimate gathering ( a limited amount of tickets will be available), will feature the ‘Charcuterie King’, Neil Jewell from Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant,  French cheese guru Lodine Maske from Fromages de France & La Cotte Inn Wine Sales, superlative wines presented by Dane Friedman from his family estate Môreson, and Michael Macaskill with his premium coffee, Terbodore Coffee Roasters.
Think feast; groaning platters of rustic food, decanters of wine and the spirit of discovery and sharing. Though this isn’t any ordinary gathering—be prepared to be transported into another world. Perceptions will be challenged. Without giving away too much of the mystery, the surreal journey through Franschhoek’s Fabulous begins with one of Neil’s creations: egg, bacon and chips served in a glass.
Neil, the recent recipient of Eat Out’s Paddock Award for Best Produce, is a master of his craft. Expect artisan charcuterie made from pasture-reared pork, as well as sophisticated country cuisine—that’s as honest as it is contemporary. Partnered with French cheese by local Franschhoek legend, Lodine (her family have lived in the town since 1945), and with Môreson wine to match, served in generous decanters for bounteous feasting.
Terbodore Coffee will be woven through the spread in a variety of ways, from coffee salt to coffee-smoked vermouth.
Don’t be late for this very important date—the lunch kicks off at noon sharp, and the feast starts exactly on the hour.  Prepare to plunge into a foodie wonderland, without formal structure or tutored tastings, the feast will flow, with all four of the main components complementing and elevating one another.
Mysterious, delicious—this is your invitation down the rabbit hole, and for a ticket price of …, you’ll wake up as if from a dream, wondering just like Alice if it really happened at all.
Tickets: R450 per person, please email Linda Coltart on linda@lqf.co.za
* Due to the nature of the products being used, guests are advised they must eat pork and French cheese, and also drink wine, as the chefs are unable to compensate for dietary requirements.

Get ready Johannesburg, on 24 August 2013, the hidden secrets of Franschhoek will literally be laid out on a table for you to discover.

Feast on Four of Franschhoek’s Fabulous will take place in The Pudding Shop; the name was inspired by a 1960s restaurant in Turkey, ‘a meeting place for hippie travellers’—and now in much the same spirit this eclectic eatery in in Parktown North provides the platform for the meeting of great foodie minds.

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The intimate gathering ( a limited amount of tickets will be available), will feature the ‘Charcuterie King’, Neil Jewell from Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant,  French cheese guru Lodine Maske from Fromages de France & La Cotte Inn Wine Sales, superlative wines presented by Dane Friedman from his family estate Môreson, and Michael Macaskill with his premium coffee, Terbodore Coffee Roasters.

Think feast; groaning platters of rustic food, decanters of wine and the spirit of discovery and sharing. Though this isn’t any ordinary gathering—be prepared to be transported into another world. Perceptions will be challenged. Without giving away too much of the mystery, the surreal journey through Franschhoek’s Fabulous begins with one of Neil’s creations: egg, bacon and chips served in a glass.

Neil, the recent recipient of Eat Out’s Paddock Award for Best Produce, is a master of his craft. Expect artisan charcuterie made from pasture-reared pork, as well as sophisticated country cuisine—that’s as honest as it is contemporary. Partnered with French cheese by local Franschhoek legend, Lodine (her family have lived in the town since 1945), and with Môreson wine to match, served in generous decanters for bounteous feasting.

Terbodore Coffee will be woven through the spread in a variety of ways, from coffee salt to coffee-smoked vermouth.

Don’t be late for this very important date—the lunch kicks off at noon sharp, and the feast starts exactly on the hour.  Prepare to plunge into a foodie wonderland, without formal structure or tutored tastings, the feast will flow, with all four of the main components complementing and elevating one another.

Mysterious, delicious—this is your invitation down the rabbit hole, and for a ticket price of …, you’ll wake up as if from a dream, wondering just like Alice if it really happened at all.

Tickets: R450 per person, please email Linda Coltart on linda@lqf.co.za

* Due to the nature of the products being used, guests are advised they must eat pork and French cheese, and also drink wine, as the chefs are unable to compensate for dietary requirements.

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Bastille Day Festival!

Bastille Day Festival!
Bonjour! It will soon be time to paint the town of Franschhoek red, blue and white with the annual Bastille Day Festival!
Taking place 13th and 14th July, there will be plenty of food and wine as well as and fun activities to take part in.
Come celebrate centuries-old French Huguenot heritage at this famous festival. The main are will be the Food and Wine Marquee, expect local wines and local chefs as well as live music. There will also be a farmers’ market as well as craft stalls, children’s activities, the boules competition and the minstrels parade
Don’t miss the barrel-rolling competition! Come and cheer on the competitors from Franschhoek’s wine estates.
View the festival’s full programme here.

Bonjour! It will soon be time to paint the town of Franschhoek red, blue and white with the annual Bastille Day Festival! Taking place 13th and 14th July, there will be plenty of food and wine as well as and fun activities to take part in.

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Come celebrate centuries-old French Huguenot heritage at this iconic festival. The main area will be the Food and Wine Marquee at the centre of town, expect local wines and local chefs as well as live music. There will also be a farmers’ market as well as craft stalls, children’s activities, the boules competition and the minstrels parade

Don’t miss the famous barrel-rolling competition! Come and cheer on the competitors from Franschhoek’s wine estates.

View the festival’s full programme here.

Oui hope to see you there!

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, events,
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Forage & feast!

Blogger http://lanaloustyle.com captured the second edition of Linteloo at Weylandts in Joburg beautifully. We reported on the Cape Town event here. http://blog.lqf.co.za/2013/05/linteloo-at-weylandts/#more-999

Blogger lanaloustyle.com has captured Dutch design and food evening: Linteloo at Weylandts beautifully. We reported on the event here.  Thank you Lana for your beautiful words and photographs!

Weylandts-evening-1 (1)An excerpt: “We experienced a sensory and visual delight that’s certainly difficult to explain. Starting with a wooden tree adorned with bird houses and nests filled with intriguing colourful ‘balls’. You had no idea what you were biting into, which made the experience all the more fun. Potted salmon in squid ink crumbs, Beetroot and spiced lime in beetroot crumbs and Saffron risotto rolled in parmesan snow… the flavours were exceptional and so creative.” Read the rest of Lana’s piece here.

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Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Food, Inspiration, Le Quartier Français, Margot Janse, events,
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Cook Franschhoek!

We’ve been waiting for this event all year! Cook Franschhoek takes place mid June and has a programme jam-packed with exciting culinary events. Running over the weekend of 14-16 June 2013, we’re hosting not-to-miss workshops!  Learn to cook with Franschhoek’s chefs and taste with Franschhoek’s winemakers!

Friday & Saturday:
Le Quartier Français @ The Owner’s House & Môreson Hosted by Chef Vanie Padayachee & Dane Friedman

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Create spectacular and fragrant tandoori chicken in the Big Green Egg with spice girl Vanie Padayachee. Temper your own spices and discover Vanie’s family recipe. Taste the tandoori with Indian flatbread and raita, while sipping wine from Môreson.
No of participants 8 @ R370pp

Saturday
Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant & Môreson Hosted by Chef Neil Jewell & Clayton Reabow
Wagyu beef – three ways, paired with Môreson Wines.
No of participants 16 @ R275pp

Saturday:
Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant & Môreson Hosted by Chef Neil Jewell & Clayton Reabow

Neil and Clayton

Wagyu beef – three ways, paired with Môreson Wines.
No of participants 16 @ R275pp

View the rest of the programme here; make a weekend of it and take advantage of our accommodation specials!

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, events,
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Gourmet jazz on a swinging Sunday

Pair the swinging sounds of a four-piece jazz ensemble with a three-course meal at Bread & Wine.

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The band plays swing, gypsy-jazz, tango-jazz plus classic songs in Le Jazz Hot, reminiscent of the legendary sound of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

Playing the toe-tapping stuff is Stanislav Angelov (accordion) and guest musicians Willie van Zyl (clarinet and sax), Gary Deacon (guitar) and Charles Lazar (bass).

Le Jazz Hot!
Sunday 28 October 12:30 for 1:00 pm
Bread & Wine
R360 includes a three-course meal.
Booking: Call Bread and Wine on 021 876 4004/3692

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Môreson, Neil Jewell, events,
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Menopausal Weekend with Dr Eve

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As a maturing woman, don’t you think it’s time for some me time? At  Le Quartier Français  on the weekend of 28 September, that’s just  what will be happening: a weekend of delicious food, invaluable life advice, and indulgent pampering to see you into the next stage of life. This includes personal styling and grooming, plastic surgery, skin care, nutrition, healthy ageing, gynaecological and sexual health.
Within the beautiful setting of  the hotel, you’ll be fed and nurtured, entertained and educated by health care and personal life style professionals. The panel of professionals include:
Dr Eve, Clinical Sexologist
Dr Carol Thomas, Gynecologist specializing in women’s health
Dr Nerina Wilkinson, Plastic SurgeoN
Dr Duncan Carmichael, Anti-aging medical doctor
Kim Hofmann, Nutritionist
The weekend will be packed with interactive demos, informal forums, delicious food, wonderful wines, shopping, parties and other delightful things! Programme includes: 2 dinners, brunch, teas/coffees, talks, gym session and a movie. T&C’s apply: To reserve your place full pre-payment is required, no refunds upon cancellation and bookings are subject to availability.
VENUE:         Le Quartier Français
DATE:           Friday 28th September 2012 at 18h00 – Sunday 30th September 2012 at 12h00
BOOKINGS:     concierge@lqf.co.za
COST:            R1750 p.p. includes the weekend programme

Time for some me time! At Le Quartier Français on the weekend of 28 September expect a weekend of delicious food, invaluable life advice, and indulgent pampering to see you into the next stage of life. This includes personal styling and grooming, plastic surgery, skin care, nutrition, healthy ageing, gynaecological and sexual health.

Within the beautiful setting of  the hotel, you’ll be fed and nurtured, entertained and educated by health care and personal life style professionals. The panel of professionals include:

Dr Eve, Clinical Sexologist
Dr Carol Thomas, Gynecologist specialising in women’s health
Dr Nerina Wilkinson, Plastic SurgeoN
Dr Duncan Carmichael, Anti-aging medical doctor
Kim Hofmann, Nutritionist

The weekend will be packed with interactive demos, informal forums, delicious food, wonderful wines, shopping, parties and other delightful things! Programme includes: 2 dinners, brunch, teas/coffees, talks, gym session and a movie. T&C’s apply: To reserve your place full pre-payment is required, no refunds upon cancellation and bookings are subject to availability.

VENUE:         Le Quartier Français
DATE:           Friday 28th September 2012 at 18h00 – Sunday 30th September 2012 at 12h00
BOOKINGS:     concierge@lqf.co.za
COST:            R1750 p.p. includes the weekend programme

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Le Quartier Français, events,
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