Since it opened in August 2017, La Petite Colombe has been impressing diners with its exquisite meals. As its name implies, the restaurant is the younger sibling of the feted La Colombe restaurant, which is still ranked among the best restaurants in South Africa. As such, visitors to the Franschhoek iteration can expect the same stellar standards: world-class food, a superb yet unusual wine selection, and excellent service in a refined yet relaxed setting.
The excellent news is that this exciting, fine-dining eatery is running a winter lunch special that’s too good to miss out on.
The finer details
With young chef John Norris-Rogers at the helm (under the guidance of La Colombe’s Scot Kirton and James Gaag), you are assured of one of the finest meals in the land!
Enjoy a delicious four-course lunch (with a complimentary bread board and amuse bouche as extras) for R395. And, if you’d like your courses to be paired with wine, the cost is R750. The four-course lunch special menu is as follows (subject to change):
Complimentary bread course Sourdough, home-churned butter, topped with sesame and roasted yeast
Complimentary amuse bouche Yellowfin tuna, aubergine, miso, kalamansi, avocado
First course Asian-style salmon, aubergine, miso, kalamansi, avocado, cucumber
Wine: Mullineux Old Vines 2016 (Swartland)
Second course Asian glazed pork belly, Mozambican prawn, sweet potato, smoked garlic, bisque, umami custard
Wine: Chamonix Troika 2015 (Franschhoek)
Springbok tataki, smoked chestnut, pear, prune, quince, rooibos
Wine: Stony Brook SMV 2014 (Franschhoek)
Meet the Chefs (R100 extra): A bite-sized course enjoyed in the hustle and bustle of the kitchen.
Third course Pan-seared line fish, cauliflower risotto, cauliflower fondant, smoked mussel velouté, herb purée, crispy squid
Wine: Rickety Bridge Paulina’s Reserve Semillon 2014 (Franschhoek)
Chalmar beef fillet, braised brisket, pickled carrot, caponata, porcini café au lait
Wine: Rijk’s Private Cellar Shiraz 2011 (Tulbagh)
Fourth course cheese platter Foxenburg goat’s cheese, poached figs, brioche, burnt thyme, lemon, hazelnut
Wine: Vondeling Sweet Carolyn 2011 (Voor-Paardeberg)
Valrhona Itakuja crémeux, pineapple, mango, macadamia, passionfruit, lemongrass
Wine: Thelema Late Harvest Semillon 2014 (Stellenbosch)
Le Petite Colombe treasures: Homemade chocolate truffles
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Location Le Quartier Français Hotel, Franschhoek