I’ve always heard about the Franschhoek mountain and the breath-taking views but as we approached the entrance to Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa and seeing it in person I immediately knew that our stay would be memorable.
It was time to freshen up and get ready for dinner.
Our setting was very romantic with dimmed lights and a pianist to set the mood certainly a great ambience. Each table was specifically set for the number of people who had confirmed and one could see the attention to detail.
Each dish was served with a full detail explanation of how it was prepared and served with a selected wine to complement each dish.
First on the menu was Orange beetroot cured salmon with maple crème fraiche, which was surprisingly a very good combination, the beetroot just gave that fresh burst with every bite of the salmon.
We then got our next meal of Grilled Scottish scallop, saffron cream and sautéed Asian slaw. What stood out for me were those scallops that were so buttery, and the Asia slaw had a bit of a kick, but it was a well fitted combination.
It was time for our palate cleanser kiwi sorbet mixed with passion fruit, then on to our mains.
We started this round of with the roast Market fish with beetroot risotto, wasabi sour cream and coastal greens, this fish was done to perception, its outer nice and crispy with tender insides, the based that it was served on complimented the fish very well and gave extra texture to the dish.
For our final meal we were served with beautifully prepared beef medallions served with onion florets, fava bean puree and butternut gnocchi, this dish had me savouring all the flavours with each bite.
For dessert they brought out a white coffee and vanilla cream with a raspberry glaze and warm chocolate ganache, this was a perfect way to end of a night filled with carefully prepared food.
In all our experience was good, the hotel itself radiates elegance and sophistication. The room that we stayed in was so cosy and comfortable.
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Why not join them for the next Wine Dinner with Painted Wolf Wines
When: 23 February 2018
Where: Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, Sauvage restaurant
Time: 18h30 for 19h00
R695 per person (Wine Dinner only)
R3295 per couple (Eat and Stay)
Pre-payment and booking are essential, and seating is limited so make sure not to miss out on this exclusive offer, and call +27 (0)21 876 8900, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book now.
16 Minor road,
Tel No: +27 21 876 8900
Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Jody & Nicole Brown