La Petite Colombe set to open in Franschhoek

La Petite Colombe set to open in Franschhoek

Franschhoek - the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the imminent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which is replacing The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection.

Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek kitchen will be headed up by the talented, young La Colombe chef, John Norris-Rogers, who will be working side-by-side with chefs Scot and James.

La Colombe Summer Menu 2016

La Colombe Summer Menu 2016

It’s been a year to the day since I wrote about our last lunch at La Colombe. During that year, I have said, without hesitation – and to anyone who would listen – that it was the best meal of my life.

So, when we were invited to return and sample their new summer menu, expectations were already sky high. While we were undeniably excited to return, a small part of me was a little hesitant – what if I had hyped up our experience over the past year – and was left disappointed by this meal?

Student Testimonial by Sara Araujo

Student Testimonial by Sara Araujo

As a child, you have the pleasure of experiencing things for the first time, you are deeply affected and changed and inspired by those moments.

As you age, you are, in essence, more familiar with how things feel and seldomly experience exhilarating moments that refresh your mind and feed your soul. However, when you do, when something unexpectedly brilliant washes over you, for a brief moment, a sense of hopeful purpose gets felt, you feel alive and your heart has again been relit. . .

SA restaurant makes top 100 in the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list

SA restaurant makes top 100 in the The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list

Fine dining restaurants around the globe will be on tenterhooks on Monday, when the organisers of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants are set to announce their much-fêted list. Ahead of that ceremony, the organisers have announced the list of restaurants ranked from 51 to 100.  And we have excellent news: South Africa’s very own La Colombe has made the list, coming in at number 76 in the world.

La Colombe ranked 76th Best Restaurant in the World 2016!

La Colombe ranked 76th Best Restaurant in the World 2016!

It was announced today that La Colombe has been ranked 76th Best Restaurant in the World by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

It is the third time that La Colombe has made it onto the prestigious list. Today Restaurant, the organisers of the prestigious restaurant award, announced the restaurants ranked from 51 – 100 for 2016, and La Colombe is the only local restaurant on the list.