Franschhoek – the world renowned and picturesque food and wine capital of South Africa, is abuzz with the recent opening of the iconic La Colombe’s new La Petite Colombe, which has replaced The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français – an exciting new partnership with the owners of the stylish and luxurious Leeu Collection.
Proprietor chefs and business partners, Scot Kirton (Eat Out Chef of the Year 2015) and Head Chef, James Gaag, will be directing a highly talented and select team, to honour the heritage of this fine venue, and marry it with the La Colombe magic. The Franschhoek kitchen will be headed up by the talented, young La Colombe chef, John Norris-Rogers, who will be working side-by-side with chefs Scot and James.
“We immediately saw the synergy between Constantia and Franschhoek. Both the Franschhoek and Constantia valleys are world-renowned tourism destinations; offering only the best wine and gourmet experiences South Africa has to offer. ”
– Scot Kirton, Chef
La Petite Colombe has a striking new interior, styled by architects Rohan Young and the Leeu Collection’s interior designer, Beverley Boswell. The interiors are classic, with a modern-country accent.
The innovative 8- and 12-course tasting menus will welcome guests with a stylistic and flavor familiarity to that of the award-winning La Colombe, focusing on the finest local and seasonal produce, and recommended with a rare and fine wine selection.
La Petite Colombe opened on the 1 August 2017, with online reservations now available via the website www.lapetitecolombe.com
With La Colombe being a perennial fine-dining favourite for locals and international guests alike, one should expect a culinary extravaganza, with a hint of familiarity, and perhaps a surprise or two.