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Margot at Savour Tasmania

This year Savour Tasmania will showcase cuisine created by four internationally renowned chefs including Margot Janse: Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef and Le Quartier Français Executive Chef.

Diners in Tasmania will have the opportunity to delight in the magic Margot weaves into her award-winning cuisine, as she transforms the sublime quality of Tasmanian ingredients into an unforgettable story-of-taste.

An inspired Margot aptly summed up why she believes the annual Savour Tasmania is such an exceptional event, “the opportunity to create dishes that highlight the best produce Tasmania has to offer is an incredible experience. It is the type of culinary adventure and taste journey every chef relishes.”

Margot will be WOW-ing diners at the annual Savour Tasmania Programme – the highlight of the Australian culinary calendar – with her acclaimed cuisine from the 25th to the 29th of May 2011.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français, Margot Janse,
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And the winner is …

We’ve finally decided who the winner of our tasty competition – motivated by Dr. von Paris’s fabulous con job – is.

It has been incredibly difficult to select a winner from all the excellent entries but, as is so often the case, it had to be done. There was simply no getting out of it.

So, without further ado, congratulations need to go to Mark Matthews who has – thanks to his excellent submission: Mr. and Mrs. Rookenloop – won dinner for two in The Tasting Room.

Well done Mark!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français, Tasting Room,
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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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Say What?

So often restaurants remember to factor in everything except the acoustics.

It doesn’t matter how good the food and décor are if you can’t have a conversation, during your meal, it ruins the experience. You should be able to enjoy the cuisine and the company without ever having to raise your voice, or climb over the table to hear what your companion is saying.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français, Trends,
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Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2011

Please vote for Le Quartier Français in the Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards. We’d really like to appear on this coveted list and with your help we can!

If you vote you not only win our undying love and appreciation you will also be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a luxury five-night stay for two at the award-winning Banyan Three Phuket in Thailand. The holiday is on a full-board basis and includes return flights from Heathrow. Wow!

You vote, for Le Quartier Français, by clicking here. Go on you know you want to!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Hotel, Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français,
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How far would you go?

This weekend I will be up in Johannesburg to help look after some out of town visitors. They are here to watch the 2010 World Cup Final and, through no fault of ours, their reservations were misplaced by a Johannesburg Guest House.

In fact they’re not Le Quartier Français guests but we recommended the Johannesburg Guest House in question; and sometimes to be successful in our line of work you have to go above and beyond the call of duty.

To ensure that their stay, in Johannesburg, is nothing short of exceptional we have rented a beautiful house and we’ve flown up a fantastic mini Le Quartier Français team.

I’ve been included as an multi-functional member of this team and that means that I’ll definitely be involved in the housekeeping side of things.

I foresee lots of washing, ironing and bed-making in my near future.

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And the winner of the Le Quartier Français Affair is …

Antoinette Watkins. Congratulations!

photo CC attribution: candiceharper on Flickr

The draw took place last Friday and Antoinette walked off with a night – for two – at Le Quartier Francais. Included in Antoinette’s 2010 Le Quartier Français Affair prize is a couples massage, R150 worth of Le Quartier Français of currency (per person) and an exceptional Le Quartier Français breakfast.

If you’re not Antoinette Watkins and you still want to feel like a winner why not try our R895 per person Local is Lekker special?



  

Stay over – at Le Quartier Français – for only R895 over the Franschhoek Affair

Spoil yourself and your partner, take a break from the World Cup and the Vuvuzelas, and join us for the weekend!

Stay over – at Le Quartier Français – for only R895 per person per night (bed and breakfast) and we will include R150 worth of Le Quartier Français money (per person) which you can use towards the Le Quartier Français Affair of your choice!

To book email res@lqf.co.za or call +27218762151

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek Affair, Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français,
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2010 World Cup Magic at Le Quartier Français

We thought we’d share a few Le Quartier Français World Cup 2010 pictures with you …

The wire Le Quartier Français football player.

The wire Le Quartier Français football player.

Le Quartier Français Management on Bafana Bafana Friday.

Le Quartier Français Management watching the 2010 World Cup Opening Ceremony.

The local design guru at the opening of the 2010 World Cup.

The local design guru at the opening of the 2010 World Cup.

The Tasting Room team with Daf - our very patriotic Dutch guest.

The Tasting Room team with the famous Hans Vonk - previous Netherlands and Ajax Cape Town player.

Another close, and exceptionally well-dressed, friend of Le Quartier Français.

Another close, and exceptionally well-dressed, friend of Le Quartier Français.

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Posted in: 2010 World Cup, Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français, iCi,
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TV in iCi for the duration of the 2010 World Cup!

Our casual bistro – iCi – will be screening World Cup 2010 matches for the duration of the tournament!

This means that, starting this Friday the 11th of June 2010, iCi is going to be the place in Franschhoek to catch up on all things football.

Our crackling fires will keep away those winter chills and the delicious full or bar-snacks iCi menu will ensure that you never go hungry. Lend your country’s football team your full support and watch a game, or four, in iCi.

P.S. Don’t forget BaaFana Burger Friday.


Every Friday – until the end of World Cup – you can enjoy a BaaFana Burger, chips, a glass of Miss Molly wine and the free Friday night movie in our Screening Room!

Remember only  30, of Lamb Burger’s Football mad nephews, make an appearance so it’s first come first serve.

Yum!

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