A black truffle – tastes better than it looks Calling all food and wine enthusiasts! Have you ever wanted to master the art of bread making, sushi or truffles, appreciate the art of pairing food and wine, or simply learn how to set a beautiful table? Make your way to Franschhoek over the weekend of June 10, 11 and 12 for Cook Franschhoek, where local, well-known establishments will be offering visitors a range of themed activities, focussed on these elements. Some of the Valley’s celebrity and award-winning chefs will be on hand to present these hands on demonstrations.
These include the likes of Margot Janse of Le Quartier Français (who was placed 31st, in last year’s prestigious S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants and renowned foodie couple Neil and Tina Jewel of Bread & Wine at Môreson, who will be presenting an unforgettable bread making and chacuterie demonstration. Other offerings include demonstrations by The Salmon Bar, Freedom Hill, Holden Manz, Ryan’s Kitchen, Mange Tout, Franschhoek Country House and Villas, L’Ermitage, Huguenot Fine Chocolates, Le Franschhoek, Haute Cabrière, La Motte, Grande Provence and Café Bon Bon. The participating restaurants will pair up with winemakers from the area to allow for a personal experience from the chef and winemaker. Participating wine estates include Môreson, Franschhoek Pass Winery, La Motte, Grande Provence, Cabrière, Haute Espoir, Anthonji Rupert Wines and Mont Rochelle. In order to keep the weekend as exclusive as possible, each demonstration will range from 8 to 30 people and costs will differ from establishment to establishment. Tickets can be purchased directly from http://www.webtickets.co.za. Encouraging visitors to make a weekend of their experience, Franschhoek offers visitors superb accommodation ranging from the finest bed and breakfasts, to luxurious boutique hotels. This should also allow visitors ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops and boutiques, allowing for an intimate and relaxed shopping expedition.
* For more information on Cook Franschhoek, accommodation and retail offerings, as well as the Food & Wine Route, visit http://www.franschhoek.org.za or contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861.