The Tasting Room by Le Quartier Francais

The Tasting Room by Le Quartier Francais  |  Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa |   The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français is South Africa’s most lauded fine-dining restaurant. It is the stage to award-winning Relais & Châteaux Grande Chef, Margot Janse, and her unique African Inspired Surprise Tasting Menu. Eight steps into the fine international cuisine, matched to perfection with local wines and gourmet touches. Humble in decor, but very stylish and creative in the dish presentations, The Tasting Room is must visit during your visit to the wine regions of Franschhoek, Paarl or Stellenbosh.
In The Tasting Room every African Inspired dish is exceptional and engaging. Truly refined with a distinct feminine touch and, at the same time, unexpectedly exciting … exhilarating in fact. It is this contradiction that results in The Tasting Room menu’s outstanding balance and ensures that the cuisine is nothing short of a theatrical masterpiece.
Before entering The Tasting Room, Susan its owner told us… be ready to be pushed to the limits of flavors… while we were tasting some of the local Rose wines at The Common Room, the latest addition to the exceptional Le Quartier Français dining experience. And indeed pushed to the limits of taste we were. Small flavorful portions, in a transition of 8 steps matched with red/white and sparkling South African wines, which have certainly satisfied my appetite and delighted my spoiled palate. The tasting menu included for ZAR 700 x person ( approx. USD  91 ) the following (see photo below). CM

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 This trip to South Africa and rest of Africa, has been flawlessly put together and coordinated by the expert hands of Rhino Africa Safaris. African based tour operator, with headquarters in Cape Town. Years of hands on experience in the region precede them, reason why I chose and trust them to be the partner for this African Experience. We both share the same philosophy, experiential travel and the concept of Been There Done That. Stay tuned, soon CM by Carlos Melia, and Rhino Africa Safaris will bring to you Small Gay Groups to Africa.

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