Category Archives: Le Quartier Francais

Chef Margot Janse of The Tasting Room at The Rijksmuseum’s new restaurant

On 1 November last year the Rijksmuseum opened its new restaurant RIJKS. Yesterday Dutch born South African resident Margot Janse of the multi award-winning Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français was in Amsterdam to launch Rijks’s seasonal guest chef programme. For this project, the restaurant’s team … Continue reading

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From the Rijksmuseum to the Ribble Valley – South Africa`s Chef Margot Janse in Europe next year

We are very happy to let you know that Chef Margot Janse of  Le Quartier Francais’ s multi award-winning restaurant, The Tasting Room in South Africa, will be participating in the 15th anniversary of Chef Nigel Howarth`s annual OBSESSION festival at Northcote Manor. Margot will … Continue reading

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Le Quartier Francais and Chef Margot Janse – Awards, Openings and Festivals

The Tasting Room wins at the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards We’re thrilled to announce that Le Quartier Francais’s world-renowned restaurant, The Tasting Room, won the Grolsch Service Excellence Award at the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards held on Sunday … Continue reading

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The Tasting Room’s Margot Janse brings her award-winning South-African cuisine to London

    DATE: Tuesday 9th September 2014 LOCATION: Alyn Williams At The Westbury TIME: 7pm – 11pm PRICE: CHEFstock 2014 tickets cost £200 per person and include all food, wine and Champagne. BOOKINGS: Book early to avoid disappointment, contact reservations on 020 7183 … Continue reading

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Chef Gerald van der Walt to join The Tasting Room team at Le Quartier Français

Hot off the South African printing press….. Gerald van der Walt, formerly head chef at The Greenhouse in Cape Town, is moving to The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek. “I’ve appointed Gerald as there’s a gap at the top: taking nothing away … Continue reading

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Female Chefs around the world

In anticipation of The Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef 2014 announcement on Tuesday, we thought we’d take a look at some notable female chefs around the world. We’ve created a snapshot of the women we know are cooking up … Continue reading

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WINNER ANNOUNCED: Win a stay at Le Quartier Francais with #myapron

If you are in, going to or can get yourself to South Africa, then we’ve got a very exciting competition for you. Boutique hotel Le Quartier Francais and Le Creuset South Africa are offering an amazing prize to whoever can … Continue reading

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The Tasting Room’s Margot Janse on South African cuisine via the BBC

The Tasting Room’s Margot Janse was interviewed by the BBC to talk about South African cuisine in a feature they have published today called ‘What is Bunnychow?’ “There are “so many” distinctive South African dishes according to Margot Janse, an … Continue reading

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2013- A year worth preserving

2013- A year worth preserving Last year we started working with Niklas Ekstedt, the Swedish chef-restaurateur, tv personality and award winning cookery author and his bold fine dining restaurant EKSTEDT which uses only the power of wood flame to cook … Continue reading

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Introducing Ilse Schermers of is art gallery at Le Quartier Francais

Meet Ilse Schermers, the curator behind the is art gallery at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. In a recent interview Ilse shared her tips for budding art collectors, favourite South African pieces and plans for is art in 2014. You … Continue reading

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