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The Tasting Room is featured in Black Ink: the Centurion Guide

Friday, November 7th, 2014

The Tasting Room has been ranked among the World’s Best Restaurants by Black Ink!


See the write-up below


Congratulations to all our fellow South African restaurants who were also featured!

Alongside the international editions of Departures and Centurion, American Express Publishing develops US focused counterparts for the North American market. Departures is a global showcase for leading luxury brands, spanning every relevant luxury segment, including Travel, Fashion, Art & Design, Food, Lifestyle Sport, Shopping and Wine & Spirits.  The notorious Black Card, and by extension Black Ink, is only available by invitation to the highest echelon of American Express cardholders. Each issue focuses on a single topic, such as the worlds best restaurants or holiday destinations and seeks to explore it in a way that is relevant and beneficial to the lifestyle of the discriminating, ultra-high-net-worth individual.

Margot Janse featured in Jamie Magazine

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Deck the halls with the festive issue of the Jamie Magazine (U.K )! Margot Janse is in a special feature, where the magazine asked ten of their favourite chefs for their top places to spend the holiday season. Scroll down for the article below, and check out the magazine’s website for some great Christmas cooking tips.

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Margot Janse featured in Caterer and Hotelkeeper

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

“I always get asked the question what the difference is between male and female chefs is, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s actually a very sexist question. Food is determined by the person cooking it and gender doesn’t come into that. It’s as simple as that.” – Margot Janse

Margot Janse was recently featured in Caterer and Hotelkeeper!  The magazine is a weekly UK business magazine for hospitality professionals. See the article below.

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The best restaurant on the African continent

Monday, March 25th, 2013

In an article last week, Larry Olmsted from Forbes, called The Tasting Room, ‘the best restaurant on the African continent’ – we’re deeply honoured and thrilled by this statement.

An excerpt: “While Franschhoeck has a long main street lined with restaurants, shops, wine rooms, and galleries – it simply made for visiting. Filled with art and comprised of rooms in swank freestanding cottages arranged around a pool and gardens, Le Quartier Francais is its best hotel, and the Tasting Room its best restaurant.”

Read the rest of the article here.


Margot Janse in Food & Home magazine

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Margot Janse is featured in the April edition of Food & Home at her country home in Franschhoek. The article jumps into her home life, which is punctuated by laughter, champagne, and family.

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The article includes recipes for:
Sticky ‘Farmer Angus’ beef short-ribs
Pickled cucumber and runner beans
Duncan’s Famous Pear Tarte Tatin
Egg yolk ravioli with mushroom ragout
Oysters with sour fig

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Neil Jewell – ‘pig is the best’

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Neil Jewell from Bread & Wine has recently made us proud by being featured in Italy’s “Salami Journal” otherwise known as Premiata Salumeria Italianain. Here are the pages!

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The World’s Top Tasting Menus in Departures Magazine

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Departures Magazine is ‘navigating the luxury frontier’, and is a publication that focuses on the world’s best high-end travel, fashion, shopping, art, culture and food.

And they’ve recently included us in ‘The World’s Top Tasting Menus’.

Departures Magazine reports: “The African-inspired Surprise Tasting menu melds African influences with classic haute cuisine in an innovative, elevated way.”

Visit the Departures Magazine site to view the slide show, and to see who else made the list.

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