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Gourmet jazz on a swinging Sunday

Pair the swinging sounds of a four-piece jazz ensemble with a three-course meal at Bread & Wine.


The band plays swing, gypsy-jazz, tango-jazz plus classic songs in Le Jazz Hot, reminiscent of the legendary sound of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

Playing the toe-tapping stuff is Stanislav Angelov (accordion) and guest musicians Willie van Zyl (clarinet and sax), Gary Deacon (guitar) and Charles Lazar (bass).

Le Jazz Hot!
Sunday 28 October 12:30 for 1:00 pm
Bread & Wine
R360 includes a three-course meal.
Booking: Call Bread and Wine on 021 876 4004/3692

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The family jewells

Neil and Tina Jewell aren’t the only cooks in the family. Little gems, their daughters Ellie & Rachel have taken a shine to the family trade too.

The jewel family

Under the banner ‘Petit à la carte‘ the kids have designed the kiddies selection at restaurant Bread & Wine. Expect tasty treats for tots such as, pizza toasts with mozzarella & ham, and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.

Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, Kids, Môreson, Neil Jewell,


Cook Franschhoek with Neil Jewell

From the 10th to the 12th of June 2011 learn to cook with a bevy of Franschhoek’s finest chefs, including our very own Neil Jewell.

This coming Friday the 10th of June and Saturday the 11th of June, from 16h00 to 17h30 join Neil Jewell – the Charcuterie King –  for an afternoon of Sausage Making, Salami Tasting and Wine Savouring.

For just R150 per person it really is the most delightful, and pocket-friendly, way to spend this coming Friday.

Bookings are essential, space is limited and filling up rapidly. To book click here.

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Neil Does Australia

Neil Jewell, our favourite Charcuterie King, and his beautiful bread-baking wife – Tina – will be jetting of to Australia, from the 23rd to the 27th of June to share his passion for all things swine-and-dine related with his rather sizable Australian fan club.

The workshops cover the making of savory French style sausage, cooked and air-dried hams, blood sausage and more. For those not into meat Tina will be running her perennially popular Bread Baking courses. So while your Mr., or Mrs., spends time discovering just how much you can do with a pig you could learn how to fill your house with that delicious freshly baked bread smell.

For more information about Neil and Tina Jewell in Adelaide, South Australia, contact: Robyn Watkins on +27 21 876 2151 / robyn@lqf.co.za or Di Jenkins on +61 8 8211 8666 / info@rivercafe.com.au.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant is open on New Years Day!

Enjoy a New Year’s lunch at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant where Neil Jewell will be offering delectable dishes from his seasonally inspired menu. Yum! Yum! Yum!

To book call Tina on (021) 876 3692.

Posted by: Le Quaf
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Farm Grocer Gets a Facelift

The Farm Grocer, at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant (on Môreson) has just undergone a refurbishment. What’s more is it now opens at 09h00 every day of the week.

In addition to the décor Neil has added a new mini charcuterie menu, available exclusively through The Farm Grocer, to his offering.

Cha Cha Cha Charcuterie Menu

For those that are big Farm Grocer fans you’ll be happy to know that you can still purchase all of Neil Jewell’s delectable charcuterie, breads, preserves and – of course – Tina’s fabulous fudge directly from the grocer throughout the day.

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Christmas Lunch at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant

Looking for somewhere to celebrate Christmas day? Why not join Tina and Neil Jewell for a set menu Christmas lunch? The set menu Christmas lunch costs R385.00 per person (excluding service charge) and it includes:

  • Neil’s Summer pickle, crayfish wafers, Tina’s bread and Christmas butter
  • Beech smoked salmon, scallop brandade & sunflower shoots
  • Pâté in a jar, air dried goose breast, smoked crispy skin
  • Caramelized dry aged sirloin, artichoke & truffle pomme purée
  • Poached peaches, spiced pigs’ ears, Rooibos gel peach & almond granita
  • Coffee & filled spiced doughnuts

Sounds absolutely sensational!

For more information, or to book, call Tina on (021) 876 3692.

Posted by: Le Quaf
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The Franschhoek Bubbly Festival 2010!

This year’s festival – which runs from Friday the 3rd of December to Sunday the 5th of December – will showcase a selection of the most impressive French Champagnes and South African Cap Classiques including:

Colmant, Dieu Donné, Graham Beck Wines, Krone, Morena, Môreson, Pierre Jourdan, Simonsig, Steenberg, Topiary Wines, Villiera, Billecart Salmon, Gosset, Laurent Perrier and Tribaut.

For the Magic of Bubbles weekend only we’re offering guests our excellent R895 per person per night* rate. Included in this is a bottle of Miss Molly Bubbly – in your room to help you get into the Magic of Bubbles frame of mind – and our extra-ordinary Le Quartier Français breakfast.

You can either book your room online by clicking here or you can call us on (021) 876 2151.

P.S. The theme for this year’s festival is black and white and prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed couple each day.

The Franschhoek ‘Magic of Bubbles’ Cap Classique and Champagne Festival is the highlight of the Franschhoek festival calendar. Sponsored by Investec Private Bank this Franschhoek festival is the largest of its kind in South Africa. At the Magic of Bubbles visitors and locals are afforded the opportunity to sample a range of both local Méthode Cap Classiques and French Champagnes and the finest local cuisine.

Tickets cost R180 per person and this includes entrance to the festival, a tasting glass and a complementary booklet of tasting coupons. To purchase your tickets click here.

Posted by: Le Quaf
Posted in: Experience, Festival, Franschhoek, Le Quartier Français, Neil Jewell,
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The Best Winelands Lunch Spot

If you are looking for a delicious lunchtime spot, in the Franschhoek Winelands, look no further than Môreson.

Môreson is home to the acclaimed Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant, The Farm Grocer, a range of award-winning wines and – most recently – the Exotic Plant Company’s orchid and exotic plant nursery.

Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant is the lunchtime restaurant you simply have to visit on your next trip to Franschhoek.

Posted by: Le Quaf
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Successful Peninsula School Feeding Association Dinner

The Peninsula School Feeding Association (PSFA) dinner, hosted at Reuben’s Restaurant in Franschhoek, was a huge success with a total of 240 children finding sponsorship.

100 guests, who each paid R370, attended the dinner with a twist: a menu designed around the ingredients used in the dishes the children eat everyday. Ingredients used included: dehydrated vegetables, pilchards in tomato sauce, baked beans, samp, soya, lentils, cabbage, rice, jam and fruit.

The chefs’ – Margot Janse, Reuben Riffel, Neil Jewell and Darren Roberts – did an excellent job. With each managing to turn these seemingly normal ingredients into delectable fine dining cuisine.

Who knew dehydrated vegetables and pilchards in tomato sauce could look and taste so delicious?

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