Bloody Mary & Oyster Sunday's at Le Quartier Français

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Nikki Friedman

So the clever folks at one of our favourite family establishments (Le Quartier Français) are launching their Bloody Mary & Oyster Sundays on the 3rd of November 2013. 

To say we're excited about this development is an understatement. Roll on the 3rd of November!

Posted in Bloody Mary Sunday, Franschhoek, Le Quartier Français, LQF, Oysters

Join us for The Jetlag Poetry Collection Pop-Up this Thursday!

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Nikki Friedman

So the super-talented Catherine Bowen and myself are hosting our very first pop-up shop together. It's taking place in the gorgeous Le Quartier Français Garden Room this Thursday (24th of October 2013). 

We'll be showcasing and selling the most awesome fashion from the Jetlag Poetry Collection. For those that have yet to experience their magic this is a collection of imported designer clothing that will just knock-your-socks off! Plus the prices for these super-trendy and just drool-worthy pieces are ridiculously reasonable. I am, as I am sure you can tell, a MASSIVE FAN. And I will no doubt be the biggest shopper on the day. And yes I am well aware that I have a very real fashion problem. There is no need to point out the obvious on a Monday.

What's more is that there will be lots of Bubbly, in the form of our award-winning Solitaire, and snacks – courtesy of the talented team at Le Quartier Français – on offer. So if you're available between 1pm and 4pm (although we could push it out to 5pm) please pull in and join us for a walk through, a chat, a glass of the good stuff and a little bite to eat. Oh and obviously shopping, lots and lots of shopping. 

As they say in all the greatest pieces of literature: be there or be square. Vavavoom baby.


Posted in Catherine Bowen, Fashion, Franschhoek, Jetlag Poetry, Le Quartier Français, Môreson, Solitaire

The Tasting Room Features in The Eat Out Top 10 Restaurants

Posted on November 21, 2011 by Nikki

Congratulations to The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français for being included in the Top 10 Eat Out Restaurant List. It's the 8th year they've been included and this means they've now more times than any other restaurant in South Africa.

Superb. We love your work!

Posted in Delicious, Eat Out Top Ten, Franschhoek Restaurant, Grand Chef, Le Quartier Français, Margot Janse, News, Relais & Châteaux, The Tasting Room

Franschhoek Bastille Festival 2011

Posted on July 14, 2011 by Nikki

This super festival, which is a must for those looking to banish the winter woes, takes place on Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of July. If you've never attended check out our pictures from last year's Bastille. It was a hoot-and-a-half.

We will all be attending and our family will have the following on offer:


The full range of Miss Molly wines including the perennially popular Miss Molly Bubbly, a rather macabre guillotine and our wine maker sporting a very distinguished tache. niaace.

Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant

Neil's scrumptious boerewors rolls, Toulouse rolls; game, butternut and walnut sausages, filled focaccia, and - of course - a healthy supply of Tina's totally-addictive fudge. There will also be a variety of Neil's famous charcuterie - Coppa, Saussison Sec, Spanish Cured Loin, Biltong and Tasson - for sale in the town hall. salivate.salivate. salivate.

Le Quartier Français

The beautiful and decidedly tasty Mademoiselle Lamb Burger – Lamb Burger’s lesser known but equally delicious niece - will be making an appearance this weekend at the 2011 Bastille Festival. She'll be accompanied by a selection of her favourite treats including: bitterballen and brownies. wawaweewa.

P.S. Tickets are almost sold out. To book your Bastille Festival 2011 ticket/s online please click here.

Posted in 2011, Bastille Festival, Bitterballen, Boerewors Rolls, Bread & Wine, Brownies, filled focaccia, Franschhoek, Franschhoek Wine, Franschhoek Wine Estate, Franschhoek Wineries, fudge, game butternut and walnut sausages, July, Lamb Burger, Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français, LQF, Môreson, Neil Jewell, News, Tina Jewell, Toulouse Rolls, Vineyard Restaurant


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