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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’ .

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“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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Franschhoek Festivals 2013

his year is packed with events and festivals; there’s something for everyone, from the bookworms, to the foodies and wine-lovers too.
Franschhoek Literary Festival (17 to 19 May 2013)
Indulge your inner bookworm with exciting talks by acclaimed local and international authors.
Cook Franschhoek (14 to 16 June 2013)
An interactive festival highlighting Franschhoek’s chefs and winemakers as they cook in demonstration kitchens.
Franschhoek Bastille Festival (12 to 14 July 2013)
This is one not to be missed! Locals and visitors paint the town red, blue and white, and will be celebrating the Valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.

This year is packed with events and festivals; there’s something for everyone, from the bookworms, to the foodies and wine-lovers too. Here are some ones we’re looking forward too!

Franschhoek Literary Festival (17 to 19 May 2013)
Indulge your inner bookworm with exciting talks by acclaimed local and international authors.

Cook Franschhoek (14 to 16 June 2013)
An interactive festival highlighting Franschhoek’s chefs and winemakers as they cook in demonstration kitchens.

Franschhoek Bastille Festival (12 to 14 July 2013)
This is one not to be missed! Locals and visitors paint the town red, blue and white, and will be celebrating the Valley’s centuries-old French Huguenot heritage.

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Posted by: Susan Huxter
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Taste of Mumbai

Taste of Mumbai
Margot Janse will be representing South Africa at the first ever Taste of Mumbai in India.
Taking place on 22 February in the South Mumbai neighbourhood of Marine Lines the Taste of Mumbai festival will be a the three-day outdoor event showcasing fine dining food stalls as well as suppliers of local, imported, and artisanal culinary products. The Mumbai format will be almost identical to that of Taste of London, just on a much smaller in scale. The organisers say they’ve chosen 12 high-end restaurants (ten from within India, two from overseas) to showcase their food at the event.
This festival first originated in London in 2004, and is now held in 15 cities across the world, including Cape Town and Joburg.
Follow Lequaf on Twitter for updates from the festival.

Margot Janse will be representing South Africa at the first ever Taste of Mumbai in India.

Taking place on 22 February in the South Mumbai neighbourhood of Marine Lines the Taste of Mumbai festival will be a the three-day outdoor event showcasing fine dining food stalls as well as suppliers of local, imported, and artisanal culinary products. The Mumbai format will be almost identical to that of Taste of London, just on a much smaller in scale. The organisers say they’ve chosen 12 high-end restaurants (ten from within India, two from overseas) to showcase their food at the event.

This festival first originated in London in 2004, and is now held in 15 cities across the world, including Cape Town and Joburg.

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Follow Lequaf on Twitter for updates from the festival.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Chefs, Festival, Margot Janse, Taste of Mumbai,
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What to eat at The ‘Magic of Bubbles’

The ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique & Champagne Festival is on the weekend of 30 November - 2 December 2012.

Local Cap Classique and French Champagne producers will present their bubblies in a grand tent on the manicured lawns surrounding the Huguenot Monument. The theme this year is black and white with an emphasis on birds and bows—and the best dressed couple wins a prize!

Expect local Cap Classique from Graham Beck Wines, Krone, La Motte, Môreson, Pierre Jourdan, Simonsig, Steenberg, Villiera, and more. As well as the French stuff, such as Billecart Salmon, Tribaut and Veuve Clicquot.

And we’ll be there to feed you
At the LQF stand Margot Janse will be offering spiced pulled pork on buttermilk bun with delectable brownies for dessert; both sublime matches for bubbly. And at Bread & Wine dig into smoked salmon sosaties, with avocado, tomato & rice, followed by fabulous fudge & macaroons.

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Franschhoek Festivals

Come summertime, Franschhoek is abuzz with festivals; here’s two not to miss at the tail end of 2012:

‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique & Champagne Festival (30 November - 2 December)
Local Cap Classique, and French Champagne producers will present their bubblies in a grand tent on the manicured lawns surrounding the Huguenot Monument.
Franschhoek Art in Clay (27 October - 16 November)
Go potty at six Franschhoek galleries showcasing their contemporary ceramics

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Franschhoek Art in Clay

Go potty at this festival of ceramics - six Franschhoek galleries will be participating. It opens Saturday 27 October and ends 16 November. Here’s a sneak peak of some of the work we’ll be showing at is art.

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Chris Smart Goose Tea-pot

Annual feast of ceramics in six Franschhoek galleries

Opens Saturday 27 October – ends 16 Novemb
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Posted in: Art, Festival, Franschhoek, Franschhoek Art in Clay,
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Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival

Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from?
Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden.
Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?
Franschhoek is a wonderland of gardens, from the fabulously formal to the rampant and wild. The Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival on the weekend of October 26, 27, 28 opens ten of the town’s most gorgeous gardens.
Tickets are R100 per person. See the gardens below. And, while you’re at it come for a stroll through sculpture garden, absolutely free of charge.

Daisy: What kind of a garden do you come from?

Alice: Oh, I don’t come from any garden.

Daisy: Do you suppose she’s a wildflower?

Franschhoek is a Wonderland  too, with its beautiful gardens; from the fabulously formal to the rampant and wild. The Franschhoek Open Gardens Festival on the weekend of October 26, 27, 28 opens ten of the town’s most gorgeous gardens.

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And, while you’re at it come for a stroll through our sculpture garden, absolutely free of charge.

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Franschhoek Uncorked 2011 at Le Quartier Français

On the 3rd and 4th of September 2011 Franschhoek will usher in spring with the annual Franschhoek Uncorked Festival.

Wineries, throughout the Franschhoek Valley, will be putting forward their unique offerings; and everything from new Franschhoek wine releases, old award-winners, unique tastings and pairings, food markets and more will be on show.

We’re putting on our festival shoes and doing our bit for Franschhoek Uncorked!

Stay at Le Quartier Français for two nights or more,

between Friday the 2nd and Sunday the 4th of September 2011,

for only R950 per person per night (bed, breakfast and complimentary Uncorked Weekend Passports included).

But that’s not all folks … each booking comes complete with one deliciously welcoming bottle of Miss Molly wine and a 10% Friends of Le Quartier Français discount on all Môreson wines and orchids purchased in the Môreson tasting room – and at the Exotic Plant nursery – over the 2011 Franschhoek Uncorked weekend. Fab-u-lous.

To book please click here.

This offer is subject to availability and terms and conditions* apply.

* This offer applies to consecutive two night, or more, stays only. Prepayment required when booking is made. Any amendments are subject to a surcharge and acknowledgement that the rate might not be available for new dates requested. No refunds. This rate excludes gratuities and tourism levy.

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Franschhoek Literary Festival 2011

The 2011 Franschhoek Literary Festival kicks off today! After looking through the author line-up this year’s festival promises to be the best yet.

What is even better, than the festival, is our fab literary offer. Spend R250 (or more) in one of our restaurants – The Tasting Room, The Common Room and Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant – over the 2010 Literary Festival and receive a R25 off Exclusive Book coupon* per person to use at the special Exclusive Books store in the Franschhoek Town Hall.
If you’re planning of spending the Literary Festival weekend in Franschhoek – and still haven’t booked your accommodation why not check into Le Quartier Français? We have limited space available so, if you’re interested, please don’t wait too long to book!

We look forward to seeing you this weekend!

For more information visit our website.

* Limited availability. This coupon entitles the bearer to R25 off when he or she spend R250 or more at the Exclusive Books Franschhoek store from 13 to 15 May 2011. Employees of Avusa or its agencies may not make use of this coupon. Only one coupon can be used per transaction. Photocopies will not be accepted. This coupon cannot be used in conjuction with any other Exclusive Books promotional, discount or Fanatics rewards coupon.

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