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Burgers, bubbles and beats at The Pop-up Bacon Bar

Word on the street is that The Bacon Pop-up Bar (situated right next door to us) is throwing a swine soirée in the warm-up to Bastille Festival 2014!

There will be the most incredible burgers, delicious Miss Molly Bubbly and beats by Newton & Co: a 4 piece band, acoustically driven with guitar & violin.

See the banner for more details below. We’ll be there, will you?

Burgers Bubbles & Beats @ The Bacon Bar

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Franschhoek Winter Wines 2014

Franschhoek Winter Wines 2014
Red wine and hot cars—what a way to spend a winters day.
Franschhoek Winter Wines 2014 is back to warm up hearts and minds.  Join the winos and the petrol heads at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins Estate from 12pm to 5pm.
“Each of the Franschhoek Vignerons will be showcasing their top reds”
Along with the luxury cars and luscious reds there’ll also be live entertainment and delicious food.
Tickets are available directly from www.webtickets.co.za at R180 per person. This includes a wine glass, a tasting of all the wines on show, as well as entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum.

Red wine and hot cars—what a way to spend a winter’s day.

Franschhoek Winter Wines is back to warm up hearts and minds.  Join the winos and the petrol heads at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on L’Ormarins Estate from 12pm to 5pm on 21 June.

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“Each of the Franschhoek Vignerons will be showcasing their top reds”

Along with the luxury cars and luscious reds there’ll also be live entertainment and delicious food.

Tickets are available directly from www.webtickets.co.za at R180 per person. This includes a wine glass, a tasting of all the wines on show, as well as entrance to the Franschhoek Motor Museum.

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Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2014

Our annual festival of all things French is all grown up! Franschhoek Bastille Festival turns 21 this year!

Bastille Day Festival

Don your red, white and blue for the weekend of 12 and 13 of July. This is going to be one for the books: in celebration of the 21-year milestone, festival-goers will be treated to a performance by a troupe of 10 Seychelles dancers and musicians who will take part in the street parade as well as perform in the Food and Wine Marquee over the duration.

Keen for an island holiday? Then you had better start practising your dance moves. The dance troupe will be judging the Best Seychelles Dance by participating revellers.

The prize for the best performance is two return tickets to Seychelles, courtesy of Air Seychelles. The prize also includes six nights’ accommodation in the Seychelles, courtesy of Eden Island Development Company (Seychelles) Limited!

Amazing right? Not to mention all the great food, wine and activities on offer too.  Hop on over here for more info on the festival.

One of our many private and intimate suites

One of our many private and intimate suites

And why drive when you can sleep over? We have two fabulous accommodation offerings.

The Auberge offers nine en-suite Auberge Rooms, three Grande Rooms, three Petite Garden Suites and two deluxe Auberge Suites (with private pools), which open onto a rose-filled central courtyard and swimming pool. For the ultimate in luxury, there are four state-of-the-art suites, The Four Quarters, overlooking a private pool and sun-splashed deck. For those looking for a great location and an affordable, fun, no frills room try our delicious hotel next door . www.delicioushotels.com

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Tip: Make some time to visit our incredible destination offering. Enjoy breakfast or tapas in The Garden Room followed by a treatment in our beautiful day spa B.gorgeous. Then head to our exquisite Lounge Bar for fabulous craft cocktails and bar bites. Plus, indulge in a bit of culinary shopping at our Le Creuset pop-up shop!



  

The Winter Sculpture Fair 2014!

Franschhoek is off to Joburg again for The Winter Sculpture Fair 2014! The annual food and art extravaganza will dazzle festival-goers over the weekend of 10 and 11 May 2014. Presented by MasterCard, it will once again take place in at the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind.

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And, both Bread & Wine and Bacon of the Month Club will be heading to the City of Gold: “Artlogic have partnered with Franschhoek to bring the town’s top chefs and wine producers to Johannesburg, thus creating an unmatched culinary experience in Gauteng. Expect a day of top-end exclusive meals, charcuterie, and wine and bubbly by the glass.”

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It’s said that: ‘There is currently no single event in South Africa that focuses on sculpture, although the phenomenon is gaining momentum internationally with events such as Frieze Sculpture Park in New York.’

At this fair you will be able to walk through and experience the ‘NIROX SCULPTURE | WINTER 14’ exhibition (with a glass of bubbles in-hand naturally).

Tip: Look out for the unveiling of a sculpture that was commissioned last year.

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Franschhoek Summer Wines

There are some many festivals to look forward to. First up is the Blessing of the Harvest, which takes place on 1 February (we can’t wait to stomp grapes and feast at Bread & Wine!).

Coming right up afterwards is annual festival, Franschhoek Summer Wines. Set on the lawns of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 8 February.
Some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will be there, offering their premium summer wines. Including the luscious wines from our family farm, Moreson.
The theme for this year’s event is ‘elegantly white’ and tickets cost R120 per person which includes a tasting of all the wines on show.
Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za (booking is essential as tickets are limited).
No need to drive home afterwards, come stay with us!

Coming right up afterwards is annual festival, Franschhoek Summer Wines. Set on the lawns of Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards on Saturday, 8 February.

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Some of Franschhoek’s best wineries will be there, offering their premium summer wines; including the luscious wines from our family farm, Môreson.

The theme for this year’s event is ‘elegantly white’ and tickets cost R120 per person which includes a tasting of all the wines on show. Tickets can be purchased directly from www.webtickets.co.za (booking is essential as tickets are limited).

No need to drive home afterwards, come stay with us!

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Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, Môreson,
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And, action! It’s the Mastercard bubbly festival!

The Franschhoek Cap Classique and Champagne Festival ‘The ‘Magic of Bubbles’, Presented by MasterCard took place over the weekend of 30 November and 1 December 2013. What a day it was! Let’s take a look back with this beautifully captured video.

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Franschhoek Open Gardens 2013

“Oh you can learn a lot of things from the flowers…”

During the weekend of 25, 26 & 27 October 2013 come and enjoy ten Franschhoek gardens; ‘from small to medium-sized gardens in the village to farm gardens, indigenous gardens and ‘out of town’ gardens’.

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Plus in the centre of town there will be a tea and bubbly garden, live music, a fresh goods market as well as a plant sale.

Start the day off in true style by breakfasting in The Garden Room, which opens up onto our rambling gardens through wide glass doors. The head off to explore the beautiful gardens. he leisurely meal features a breakfast buffet with homemade granola and pastries (including our famous sticky buns), freshly squeezed juices, infused teas, and plenty of fresh fruit.

garden room

The kitchen also offers an array of cooked breakfasts using only the freshest of local ingredients, such as organic eggs from Spier Estate, and pasture-reared bacon and sausages handcrafted by Neil Jewell of Bread & Wine, our sister restaurant.

he leisurely meal features a breakfast buffet with homemade granola and pastries (including our famous sticky buns), freshly squeezed juices, infused teas, and plenty of fresh fruit.
The kitchen also offers an array of cooked breakfasts using only the freshest of local ingredients, such as organic eggs from Spier Estate, and pasture-reared bacon and sausages handcrafted by Neil Jewell of Bread & Wine, our sister restaurant.

Tickets:
R100 per person for a weekend pass.
HALF PRICE (R50 per person)  on Sunday afternoon only from 12 noon onwards.
Tickets are available on the day in front of the Town Hall.
There’s also a group discount for 10 people or more  at R80 per person.

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Tip: For a truly special spring experience go for a stroll through The Exotic Plant Company, located on our family farm Môreson

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Festival, Franschhoek, The Garden Room,
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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!

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Breakfast with Alexander McCall Smith

BREAKFAST WITH ALEXANDER MCCALL SMITH
The organisers of the Franschhoek Literary Festival
are delighted to announce that a new event with
Alexander McCall Smith has just been added to the
programme.
Join the popular author of The No. 1 Ladies Detective
Agency for an exclusive breakfast at Le Quartier
Français on Sunday 19 May at 08h00. Guests will
enjoy a fruit platter, hot breakfast, tea and coffee
while being entertained by one of the most charming
men in the literary world . Tickets are R150 per
person and limited so please book now at
WEBTICKETS www.webtickets.co.za

Alexander McCall Smith is one of the world’s most prolific and most popular authors, renowned for his highly successful No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, which has sold over twenty million copies. Now you can have breakfast with him. The organisers of the Franschhoek Literary Festival have added breakfast with Alexander McCall Smith at Le Quartier Français to their programme. The event takes place on Sunday 19 May at 08h00. Tickets are R150 per person and limited so please book now at webtickets.

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Guests will enjoy a fruit platter, hot breakfast, tea and coffee while being entertained by one of the most charming men in the literary world .

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The Winter Sculpture Fair 2013

The Winter Sculpture Fair 2013
Over the weekend of 4 and 5 May 2013, Franschhoek goes to Johannesburg! The Winter Sculpture Fair 2013 presented by MasterCard will be taking place at the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind.
The fair promises to be a showcase of some of South Africa’s ‘best contemporary sculpture, combined with the finest food and wine from the Franschhoek Wine Valley’
“The Winter Sculpture Fair will provide the perfect city escape, giving visitors the rare opportunity to savour exquisite food and wine produced by Franschhoek’s top chefs and winemakers in the magnificent setting of NIROX – a highly acclaimed sculpture park situated in a 15 hectare private nature reserve,” says Ross Douglas, Director at Artlogic and event organiser.
Grab a glass of superlative Moreson Wine while browsing the surreal landscape of larger-than-life sculptures.  Also transported from the farm will be Neil Jewel, the recent recipient of Eat Out’s Paddock Award for Best Producer. He’ll be flying the flag for Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant: and on offer will be a selection of his home-cured meats, plus a pea, Cap Classique, white truffle oil and auricchio cheese risotto.
Tickets for the 2013 Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard cost R100, and are available from www.webtickets.co.za. Use your MasterCard card to pay and receive a 10% discount on tickets and items at the event. The Fair is open from 11h00 to 17h00 on Saturday, 4 May 2013 and from 10h00 to 17h00 on Sunday, 5 May 2013. For more information, visit www.wintersculpturefair.co.za or follow @ArtlogicSA on twitter.

Over the weekend of 4 and 5 May 2013, Franschhoek goes to Johannesburg! The Winter Sculpture Fair 2013 presented by MasterCard takes place at the NIROX Sculpture Park near the Cradle of Humankind.

The fair promises to be a showcase of some of South Africa’s ‘best contemporary sculpture, combined with the finest food and wine from the Franschhoek Wine Valley’ .

winter

“The Winter Sculpture Fair will provide the perfect city escape, giving visitors the rare opportunity to savour exquisite food and wine produced by Franschhoek’s top chefs and winemakers in the magnificent setting of NIROX – a highly acclaimed sculpture park situated in a 15 hectare private nature reserve,” says Ross Douglas, Director at Artlogic and event organiser.

Grab a glass of superlative Môreson Wine while browsing the surreal landscape of larger-than-life sculptures.  Also transported from our family farm will be Neil Jewel, the recent recipient of Eat Out’s Paddock Award for Best Producer. He’ll be flying the flag for Bread and Wine Vineyard Restaurant: and on offer will be a selection of his home-cured meats, plus a pea, Cap Classique, white truffle oil and auricchio cheese risotto.

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Tickets for the 2013 Winter Sculpture Fair presented by MasterCard cost R100, and are available from www.webtickets.co.za. Use your MasterCard card to pay and receive a 10% discount on tickets and items at the event. The Fair is open from 11h00 to 17h00 on Saturday, 4 May 2013 and from 10h00 to 17h00 on Sunday, 5 May 2013. For more information, visit www.wintersculpturefair.co.za or follow @ArtlogicSA on twitter.

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