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Le Quartier Français 2009 Review

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

It’s been a busy and eventful year at Le Quartier Français.

Our restaurants have continued to do exceptionally well, with The Tasting Room placing 37 in the World Top 50 and Bread & Wine placing in the Eat Out Top 20. Margot has once again showcased her acclaimed cuisine in countries around the world and last month saw the launch of her KLM Business Class menu – which will be served for the next 10 months in KLM Business Class on all flights leaving Amsterdam.

During the course of this year the Le Quartier Français Auberge received a facelift and we added the Grande Rooms and the Petite Garden Suites to our renowned accommodation. We now offer Le Quartier Français guests the Four Quarters Suites, Auberge Suites, Grande Rooms, Petite Garden Suites and Auberge Rooms. The Tasting Room was also redecorated by well-known Dutch set designer, and Margot’s brother, Herbert Janse.

2009 also saw the release of our Culinary Concierge Concept and Programme, which includes the Mrs Ndaba initiative, and we’re proud to say that it has been met with excellent reviews. We’re also proud to say that through our Culinary Concierge Programme our guests, and Mr Tuesday, are making a significant difference in the lives of 67 toddlers.

2009 hasn’t been an easy year for anyone but it has been incredibly rewarding. Enjoy the last few days of your 2009.

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 25th, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We hope that you, your family and your loved ones throughly enjoy today … and that you got everything you put on your Christmas List.

Now stop reading this and go and enjoy the Christmas magic!

New Le Quartier Français Winelist

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The new Le Quartier Français winelist is set for release on the 1st of December 2009.

At Le Quartier Français our goal – regarding the new winelist – was to create a winelist experience as phenomenal as our other experiences.

We’ve worked at changing our approach to wine selection and I’ve started to place a greater emphasis on terroir, and it’s effect on the various wines I’ve selected for the new Le Quartier Français winelist. If you have a look, through the new winelist, you’ll find a really spectacular selection of great terroir-reflecting wines.

What’s more our new wine list also offers  an even more extensive range of wines-by-the-glass than before.

Picture courtesy of Rennett Stowe (

Picture courtesy of Rennett Stowe (

2009 Pure Life Experiences in Morocco

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

I’m in Marrakech Morocco attending the 2009 Pure Life Experiences.

The Pure Life Experiences tag line is life enriching global travel trade show and I think that Le Quartier Français – with our world-renowned gastronomy offering, our beautiful Franschhoek hotel, the new Culinary Concierge experience, The Screening Room, Touches and Tastes, the Treatment Room and so much more – is definitely a life enriching experience.

Marrakech is itself a life changing experience and, if you haven’t been, you need go!

The spices in Marrakech.

The spices in Marrakech.

Fragrant herbs.

Fragrant herbs.

An olive seller. Just look at the selection.

An olive seller. Just look at the selection.

The Marrakech Market Square at Night. Best food in Marrakech - its delicious!

The Marrakech Market Square at Night. Best food in Marrakech - it's delicious!

Mrs Ndaba Video

Friday, November 13th, 2009

So many people have expressed an interest in the Le Quartier Français Culinary Concierge Mrs. Ndaba programme that we thought we’d put together a video clip of the Friday Muffin Magic.

If you haven’t had a chance to experience the fabulous Mrs. Ndaba don’t despair, you can still do some good and – at the same time – feel great by joining us on any Friday morning.

For more information about Mrs. Ndaba and the other Culinary Concierge Menu Items please visit the Le Quartier Français website.