Gourmets in for a treat

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Gourmets in for a treat

On 7 September 2006 wines of superior quality – that clinched Veritas double gold and gold medals at the 2005 Veritas Awards – will be served with a five course dinner at this highly-acclaimed Franschhoek restaurant to ensure that the senses are seduced with first-class wine and cuisine.

Acclaimed chef, Margot Janse, has created the following gourmet menu to complement the wines

Wild mushroom lasagna, truffle veloute
2004 Haut Espoir Chardonnay

Nettle and parsnip soup, crayfish ravioli
2005 Steenberg Sémillon

Bacon wrapped monkfish, bone marrow and red wine risotto
2004 Saronsberg Shiraz

Braised gemsbok cottage pie, celeriac puree, fig and beetroot terrine
2001 Avondale Graham Reserve Red

Bitter chocolate tart, salted caramel ice cream
Simonsig Kaapse Vonkel

Bennie Howard of the South African National Wine Show Association and a Cape Wine Master will elaborate on the award-winning wines while Margot shares her philosophy and passion for food.

Seats for this unrivalled epicurean feast are limited. Reservations can be made in advance at R350 per head, including service fee, by contacting Linda at tel 021 876 2151 or e-mail linda@lqf.co.za.

Le Quartier Francais has been raking in the awards over the past few years. Apart from nine Eat Out Top 10 nominations and a 2002 Eat Out Chef of the Year award, the establishment was most recently appointed as one of UK Restaurant Magazine’s 2006 Top 50 Restaurants of the World. In 2005 Tatler UK named Le Quartier the ‘Best Small Hotel in the Wolrd”.

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