November 2017

Authentically South African – the table is set at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards

Authentically South African – the table is set at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards  Leopard’s Leap is a proudly South African wine brand and at its Franschhoek home with the focus on the enjoyment of food and wine, culinary tourists and foodies are now invited to take their place at The South African Table. Around this […]

Spend the day at Anthonij Rupert Wine Estate

With summer here, why not spend a glorious day at the Anthonij Rupert Wyne and L’Ormarins Estates? Enjoy some fresh air, superb wines, delicious food and an unforgettable fleet of modern and vintage cars at the Franschhoek Motor Museum on site. To make your experience a seamless one purchase an ‘all-in-one’ Anthonij Rupert Wyne (ARW) […]

New tapas and oyster menu for summer at Haute Cabrière

HAUTE CABRIÈRE boasts one of the most unique views in Franschhoek, making it a popular winelands destination year round. The farm is nestled at the foot of a majestic mountain, and serenades the sunset daily.  New tapas and oyster menu for summer: From 1 November, the Tasting Room extends its hours until 18h00 to celebrate […]

Duncan & Co for your bucket list

Chef Duncan Doherty’s new venture at Colmant Cap Classique & Champagne Wine Farm brings an entirely new dining experience to South Africa’s gourmet valley. Duncan explains the concept behind Duncan & Co as “an exclusive dining experience, hosted by me, around one long table in my newly renovated home. Trade travel stories and tips while […]

Foliage honoured at the 2017 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

Launched in 1998, the annual Eat Out Restaurant Awards, celebrates the South African restaurant industry with accolades including the Top 10 Restaurants, Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and Service Excellence Awards. This year the Top Resturant was awarded to Luke Dale Roberts and his establishment, The Test Kitchen (Woodstock, Cape Town). Franschhoek Life congratulates all […]

Off the Record with Jesse Clegg

James Stewart caught up with Jesse Clegg Catch his awesome live show at The Franschhoek Cellar on 20th December 1.  Do you remember the moment when you knew music was ‘your thing’? I’ve grown up in and around music, so it was always a big part of my life. I think I discovered my passion for […]

Bistro Bliss at La Paris

Breakfast or lunch at the newly-opened bistro on La Paris Estate. The beautifully-styled and generously-sized interior, features white-washed walls combined with natural tones and French oak floors and provides a relaxed environment with a trendy feel. Loads of seating is available for both laid back dining and post-lunch lounging. There is also ample seating outside […]