New Winter Menu at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

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Find refuge at from the cold at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, with a backdrop of mountains and the beautiful Sculpture Garden, it’s the perfect setting to experience the fine dinning that Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst offers. Located in Franschhoek, which is the heartland of the South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale.In_Body_Image_700x400

Chef Darren draws inspiration for each dish from the timehonoured practices and precision of French cuisine, combining this with the bold flavours of Asia and the local ingredients at his doorstep. His signature twist of unexpected bursts of flavour, careful attention to detail and ingredients that seamlessly meld together are all the makings of an unforgettable meal. While Winemaker Karl Lambour and Sommelier Khuselo Maputa have perfectly paired each dish on the winter menu with a Grande Provence wine to ensure a sensory dining experience, from starters to desserts.

Diners are spoiled for choice on the new winter menu. For starters, meat lovers can tuck into juicy braised veal shank and seared foie gras terrine with Grande Provence ‘Vignerons Reserve’ Chenin Blanc.

For mains, think Himalayan rock salt-cooked king scallops, flaunting Darren’s prowess with sous-vide cooking, with 12 hour pork belly, baby root vegetables, carrot and cardamom, a knock-outcombination with Grande Provence ‘Vignerons Reserve’ Zinfadel.

But be sure to leave room for dessert, with the glorious honey bavarois bursting with the flavours of spiced honey hazelnut meringue and wild rose apple, topped with almonds and vanilla crumble.


To book your seat at The Restaurant of Grande Provence call Tel: 021-876 8600 or e-mail Lunch at R375 per person and dinner at R525 per person is served daily.


For accommodation enquiries for The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale, phone Vera Alberts on 021 876 8600 or e-mail Don’t miss out on the Heartland Offer, a winter stay-over at either The Owner’s Cottage or La Provençale with special rates available until end of August, that provides excellent value with breakfast included.


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