Our recipe for Le Quartier Français
This year, 2015, we’re celebrating 25 years of #LQFlove. How do we do it? We have a very special recipe that makes Le Quartier Français the heartbeat of Franschhoek…
Equipment and utensils
Bread-making in the Winelands at Bread & Wine
A good baker will rise to the occasion, it’s the yeast he can do. So, learn from the best baker in town, Tina Jewell!
A bread-making experience at Bread & Wine restaurant on Môreson wine farm
Start at 09h30 sharp
To book your spot contact Tina on 021 876 4004 or email@example.com
Cost per person R795.00 (excludes drinks)
The Franschhoek Wedding Showcase
Tying the knot soon? Love weddings? Then you won’t want to miss at the inaugural Franschhoek Wedding Showcase on 18 April 2015 at Le Franschhoek Hotel.
Additionally see some of our wedding accessories, ideas and more from B.gorgeous. We be running a competition on the day, so leave your business cards with us to enter the lucky draw and you could win Miss Molly Bubbly along with vouchers for B.Gorgeous!
There will also be Miss Molly Bubbly available for tasting on a complimentary basis.
The showcase will be open between 10am and 5pm and costs R80 per person entrance fee. Tickets are available from www.webtickets.co.za or on the day at Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa.
And… win tickets to the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase! Enter online here. Entries close Thursday 9 April 2015
Plus: Adding an extra dash of excitement to the day will be the team from The Pretty Blog who will be presenting two mini workshops. Entitled ‘I’m engaged what now?’ these workshops will be the lifeline for all brides-to-be offering invaluable advise on organising your perfect dream wedding. Workshop 1: 10:00 – 12:30 Workshop 2: 13:30 – 16:00 *Both workshops will be exactly the same, including tips and Q&A about wedding planning. Cost: R 120 per person (includes entrance to the Franschhoek Wedding Showcase) Pre-book tickets online at www.webtickets.co.za
Mind, Food and Wine Weekend
Join us for a weekend of mind, food and wine this June.
In conjunction with Open Mind we’ll be hosting a special, one-of-a-kind experience that will aim to ‘exercise the brain’ while inspiring—and relaxing—you with food, wine, and luxurious accommodation.
Open Mind is an educational centre, based in Cape Town, which offers short courses for people who enjoy learning and want to enhance their general knowledge, without the stress of exams or homework. The courses are open to anyone who is interested in expanding their worldview and exploring fascinating topics through talks by professional experts.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Saturday, 27 June 2015
Sunday, 28 June 2015
The rates that will be honoured for the weekend are R 3900 per person (Friday & Saturday night). This is inclusive of the following: Accommodation at Le Quartier Francais; A tapas style dinner on the Friday night in The Living Room at Le Quartier Francais; Full breakfast on the Saturday and Sunday morning in The Living Room at Le Quartier Francais; 4 lectures.
Excluded would be meals not mentioned above, sundries, gratuities and any extras. Room allocation would be at the discretion of the management team.
For more info, or to book your spot, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Franschhoek receives the Service Excellence Award
In an awards ceremony held on 18 March at the Golden Valley Casino in Worcester, the Franschhoek Wine Valley was presented the Service Excellence Award at the Cape Winelands District Municipality Mayoral Tourism Awards.
The Best Tourism-Related Event Award was presented to the ATKV-Oesfees at Solms-Delta, which stood out amongst the rest as a business entity hosting a special event, festival or other activity that attracts large crowds of visitors into the Cape Winelands.
In addition La Motte was presented with the Wine Tourism Destination of the Year Award. This award is bestowed upon a wine estate or distillery which offers a unique tourism experience.
‘We are humbled and honoured to receive the Service Excellence Award, and as a team who works hard at delivering on the criteria, we continue to keep Franschhoek and its offerings top of mind’, comments Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO Jenny Prinsloo. ‘We value the Cape Winelands Mayoral Award Programme, and would like to thank the Executive Mayor and the Cape Winelands District Municipality team for their continued support.’
More reasons to visit Franschhoek
Our beautiful valley, Franschhoek, has long been lauded as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa for its world-class restaurants and wineries. Discover unique local ingredients in seasonal dishes created by our region’s top chefs at: The Tasting Room, The Living Room, Bread & Wine, Foliage, La Motte and so on.
But there’s so much more: Franschhoek is a hub of culture with a jam-packed programme of festivals throughout the year, museums to visit and natural beauty to explore.
Plus, here are two more reasons to visit:
Our favourite local art gallery, is art, is located just across the road from us. Make time to also visit: Pierneef Museum, The Saol Art Museum, Dylan Lewis, and the Franschhoek Live Craft Centre.
10 Hotel Turndown Services You Can’t Refuse
And here’s our mention:
Summer dining overlooking our garden
Our Living Room is comprised of three spaces: The Garden Room, The Reading Room and the Lounge Bar; where you can tuck into scrumptious all day grazing, local wine and artisan cocktails.
New on the menu is this dish of summer tomatoes, baked Camembert bruschetta, with olives. We recommend you eat it overlooking our summer garden, with a glass of Môreson Chardonnay. The menu.
A visit to Franschhoek Cellar
Some of our team were recently treated to a day at Franschhoek Cellar. The team enjoyed wine-tastings, a tour of the historic property and a picnic-style lunch.
Thank you for showing us a great day out!
Franschhoek Cellar used to be known as Franschhoek Vineyards Ltd. It was founded in 1945 ‘by a group of local farmers to vinify their grapes on a co-operative basis’.
Though, these days Franschhoek Cellar is operates as a private winery and is a wonderful place to visit; here are some of our tips:
A word on Num Nums
It’s num num season at LQF. Our hedges are strung like Christmas trees with the red, juicy baubles.
“It’s an acidic fruit with a hint of spice,” says Margot Janse. “In texture, it’s very fresh, soft yet crunchy.”
What to do with this indigenous fruit? “You can make it into a preserve, a purée, an ice cream—flip you can do anything you want with it. Eat it straight off the bush!
It’s official name is the Carissa macrocarpa, but it’s also known as the ‘Natal plum, big num-num, grootnoem-noem and amatungulu.’
These plum-like fruits don’t only grow in Franschhoek, but are also prolific in coastal regions from Humansdorp through Kwazulu-Natal and Mozambique.
Keen to grow your own? Here are some tips:
Older Posts »