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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2020

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Chef Nicolene provides an exciting and sumptuous a la carte menu to suit all tastes at the Orangerie Restaurant at Le Lude – a perfect place to spoil yourself and entertain friends.

Summer is finally here, just in time for Nederburg’s sunset stoep sessions at The Manor, the winery’s revamped food and wine experience hub, situated in its historic manor house.

The monthly classical music concerts presented in the beautiful La Motte historic cellar, where a sociable atmosphere enhances the finest performances are back, opening with Celebration of Beethoven with Francois du Toit.

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The Abe Opperman Gallery in Franschhoek Expands

The Abe Opperman Gallery, situated in the heart of Franschhoek at 11 Huguenot Street, is immeasurably proud and grateful to be a part of the Franschhoek community. Business partner Ben Theron who found, curates and manages the space looks forward to presenting a series of new works and summer exhibition at the recently expanded gallery as well as alternative artistic expressions in the form of sculpture and complimentary lifestyle objects. his art reveals a love for flowers, trees, alluring landscapes, Eastern philosophy and culture and children at play. Following a successful career in events and interior design Abe established himself as a commercial artist having exhibited in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Raised on an idyllic farm in the Free State with a beautiful English garden, Abe feels very much at home in Franschhoek surrounded by the towering trees and majestic mountain ranges. www.abeopperman.co.za

Photo Michel Gibert, photograph used for reference only.

In these unprecedented times, Abe feels compelled to share his perspective and experience in the hope that is brings joy and respite to anyone who observes his work. Using mostly black and white, sometimes with the appearance of very symbolic patches of colour, Abe reflects the world through the eyes of his inner child and paints visual recollections of his unique encounters with the ordinary and extra ordinary. Inspired by his childhood and travels to Europe and Asia, careful consideration of

November 6-21

JOHANNESBURG - 27 Commerce Crescent, Sandton CAPE TOWN - 10-12 Kloof Street, Gardens MAURITIUS - Circle Square, Forbach

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Haute Cabrière Chardonnay Unwooded 2020 – A NEW ADDITION TO THE FAMILY

Amazing getaway, sustainable and located directly on the beach in Paternoster.

Haute Cabrière’s love of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is no secret. In fact, Haute Cabrière has dedicated itself to exploring these Burgundian grapes through artful blends and single-varietal wines ever since the von Arnim family bought the farm in 1982. The 2020 Chardonnay Unwooded is an exciting new addition to the Haute Cabrière Range of lifestyle wines. It is also an expression of the von Arnim’s passion for Chardonnay. “The Chardonnay Unwooded is the long-awaited sibling to the fruity Pinot Noir Unwooded and Chardonnay Pinot Noir blend. With its fresh, crisp fruit profile and balanced acidity, it is a great first act and flows perfectly into a glass of the Chardonnay Pinot Noir, followed by the Pinot Noir Unwooded,” says Takuan von Arnim, Cellar Master. “The journey started two years ago,” expands Winemaker Tim Hoek. “We took months to find the perfect block with a terroir that lent itself to a 100% Chardonnay and little manipulation of the grapes for a fruit-forward profile.” Harvested by hand and gently destemmed, the grapes were handled with care to showcase the vibrant and full flavours. All of this makes for a beautifully complex unwooded Chardonnay that can be enjoyed now, or aged for three to five years. It pairs well with drinks after work, picnics and braais with friends, and afternoons of gardening. As for food pairings, think shellfish on the braai with a light and fresh marinade.

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For those who sit in the ‘ABC’ camp ‘Anything, but Chardonnay’, you are challenged to try the Chardonnay Unwooded 2020. The team aim to convert all wine lovers to love Chardonnay as much as they do! www.cabriere.co.za

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Franschhoek Uncorked Festival Celebrates Summer in Style 6-8 NOVEMBER 2020

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival, is taking place over the weekend of 6 to 8 November.  What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst uncovering a fine selection of wine gems from the Franschhoek Vignerons.  Participating wineries in and around the valley will use the opportunity to showcase this season’s new release wines, which include MCC’s, white wines, rosés and even a few Summer inspired red varietals. Live music and great food add extra excitement to a fun day out. Be on the lookout for a few special events guaranteed to peek your interest. These include a unique a Chardonnay & sushi pairing, a tractor ride through the vineyards, a Rosé Brunch at Holden Manz, a three course wine pairing lunch at Grande Provence with Bel Canto singing and more! Pack the car and set off for the winelands with its fresh country air and exquisite views whilst travelling from farm to farm. Participating wineries include: Plaisir de Merle | Boschendal | Lynx | Topiary | Paserene | Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards | GlenWood | Rickety Bridge | Grande Provence | La Bri | Holden Manz. Make it a weekend of fun and stay over in one of the valley’s many accommodation establishments, from quaint B&B’s and guest houses to five-star boutique hotels. This will allow you ample time for a leisurely stroll down the main road, uncovering world-class shops, art galleries and boutiques during your Franschhoek Uncorked weekend.  COVID-19 safety regulations will be in place at all establishments as per Level 1 regulations.  Your Uncorked Weekend Pass is valid for all three days and allows you access to all of the participating wine farms as well as a complimentary tasting glass and free wine tastings.  Pre-book your Uncorked Weekend Pass through www.webtickets.co.za, at R180 per person. For more info and accommodation availability contact the Franschhoek Wine Valley offices on 021 876 2861, visit  www.franschhoekuncorked.co.za or follow us on Twitter @ Franschhoek_SA, for regular updates. 

MONNEAUX RESTAURANT AT FRANSCHHOEK COUNTRY HOUSE & VILLAS

For bookings contact us on +27(0)21 876 3386 or book online at www.monneaux.co.za

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Summer is Here!

Enjoy this delicious summer dish – Paella with prawns, hake, yoghurt and fresh basil with a bottle of Leopards Leap 2019 Culinaria Pinot Noir Chardonnay! PAELLA RECIPE Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 3 Tbs Olive oil blend 2 White onions, finely chopped 2 Red peppers, cleaned and finely chopped 3 cloves Garlic, cleaned and thinly sliced 2 Tbs Paprika 100g Tomato paste 4 Tbs Red wine 2 Red chillies, thinly sliced 3 cups Arborio rice 4.5 cups Fish stock 450g Hake, cut into 3cm thick strips 450g Prawns, cleaned 4 Tbs Double thick yoghurt 20g Fresh basil 2 tsp Sea salt 1/4 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper

METHOD · Preheat the oven to 200°C. · In a large, deep frying pan on the stovetop, heat the oil over medium to high heat. · Sauté the onions and red peppers until soft. · Add the sliced garlic, chillies, paprika, tomato paste, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. · Deglaze with the red wine and allow the red wine to cook out for 2 minutes. · Add the Arborio rice and mix well with the onion mixture, sauté for 2 minutes. · Add the fish stock and evenly spread the rice out in the pan. · Allow to cook for 15-20 minutes. · Nestle in the hake and prawns. · Transfer the pan to the preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until the rice has slightly browned. · Remove from the oven and dollop the double thick yoghurt all over the paella. · Garnish with the fresh basil leaves and serve. leopardsleap.co.za

NOW OPEN Saturday & Sunday Lunches

12h00-15h00 BOOKING ESSENTIAL For more info or bookings please contact La Petite Ferme on 021 876 3016 or reception@lapetiteferme.co.za or visit the website www.lapetiteferme.co.za

OYSTER & BUBBLY HAPPY HOUR

WINE TASTING OPTIONS Angels tears tasting (5 wines) Premium Tasting (6 wines) Combined Tasting (10 wines)

R85 R120

(Daily – 14:00 - 18:00)

R150

6 Oysters & Bubbly

THE RESTAURANT

WINE PAIRINGS

Saturday & Sunday lunch: 3 course

Nougat Pairing (4 nougat + 4 wines) R 1 4 0 Oyster pairing (3 oysters + MCC) R140 Hummus (3 hummus + 3 wines) R140

wine pairing menu @ R495 pp

WINE BLENDING (BOOKING ESSENTIAL)

Blending only Blending & Picnic Lunch

R120

R400 R700

SEASON O F F E R I N G S

THE OWNER'S COTTAGE SEASON SPECIAL Angels Suite (Honeymoon Suite), sleeps 2

R2 800 per room, per night

Cabernet Suite (Downstairs suite), sleeps 2

DINING OPTIONS

per night Shiraz Suite (Downstairs suite),

Deli Breakfast: 09:00 – 11:15

sleeps 2

Deli Lunch: 12:30 – 15:00

Merlot Suite (Loft Suite), sleeps 2

PICNIC OPTIONS

Chardonnay Suite (Loft Suite), sleeps 2

Moonlight Picnic (17:00 – 20:00)

(All day) Pay per item @ Deli

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La Provençale 2-bedroom Villa, sleeps 4

R600

R2 500 per room, per night

PER DOUBLE

Self-serve build your own picnic

R2 500 per room, per night

Standard picnic (11:30 – 15:00) R 6 0 0

Pre-bookings essential.

R2 500 per room, per night

Deli Dinner: 17:00 – 20:00

Inclusive of Wine and water.

R2 800 per room,

R4 300 per room, per night

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STANDARD RATE INCLUSIONS: Daily breakfast at the estate Deli. A complimentary bottle of award-winning Grande Provence Estate wine, on arrival. A complimentary wine tasting at the estate.

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18h00-21h00 Live music, food stalls & artisanal stands. Bring your own picnic blankets & glasses. COVID-19 regulations – picnic blankets & glassware will be available for purchase. Screening done at the gate & a capacity limit will apply. Face masks mandatory. No cash payments. Kids accompanied by adult /guardian & well behaved dogs on a leash welcome.

NOVEMBER

Experience all that the Franschhoek Valley has to offer at this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival. Travel from farm to farm whilst uncovering wine gems from the Franschhoek Vignerons. Bespoke special events add extra allure to this year’s festivities. Tickets via www.webtickets.co.za

MUSEUM SATURDAY

BOOKINGS online or 021 876 8000

LIVE MUSIC AT THE

FRANSCHHOEK STATION PUB

1st Nov – Doringdraad & Daisy 7th Nov – Tequila 8th Nov – The Good Life 15th Nov – Martin & Heidi 22nd Nov – Tequila 29th Nov – Sam & Calla

Attendance is free, booking is essential.

ENQUIRIES 021 888 3344

BOOKINGS 021 862 3104

CONTACT 021 876 3938

AT BOSCHENDAL HAVE YOU TRIED OUR NEW MENU? Join us at The Deli for a hearty farm breakfast or wholesome lunch. Our menu has all our well-known farm favourites with a few fresh additions featuring the best of what the season has to offer in our garden. Breakfast & Lunch Mon-Sun 08h00-17h00 (last orders 16h00) Dinner Fri-Sat 17h00-21h00 (last orders 20h00) VISIT www.boschendal.com

DAILY

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DAILY

Denise at denise@rupertmuseum.org

THE DELI

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A special recital celebrating the 250th centenary of Ludwig van Beethoven with pianist Francois du Toit performing favourites such as 32 Variations in C minor, Moonlight Sonata, Appassionata Sonata and Rondo Cappricio Rage Over a Lost Penny. Concert starts at 19h00. Admission is R230pp. More info visit www.la-motte.com/ collections/classical-music-concerts

BOOKINGS webtickets

Visit Nederburg’s The Manor on Fridays from 15h30 (until 18h00) for its Summer Sunset Stoep Sessions, featuring talented musician Ruan Grobbelaar. Delicious wine, cocktails and food on offer. Free entry.

Museum Saturday programme from 10h00-16h00 with a selection of online events.

AT LA MOTTE

concerts@la-motte.co.za

NEDERBURG’S SUMMER SUNSET STOEP SESSIONS

Join the Rupert Museum for a celebration of art, culture, music and food. Bring the kids, your family and friends, and make the museum your home for the day.

CELEBRATION OF BEETHOVEN

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FRIDAYS

VISIT www.boschendal.com

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FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET

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ABE OPPERMAN GALLERY Current Summer Exhibition on from 1 October to 31 December 2020 Mon-Fri 09h00-17h00 Sat-Sun 10h00-17h00 11 Huguenot St, Franschhoek

OYSTER & BUBBLY HAPPY HOUR AT GRANDE PROVENCE Daily 16h00-18h00 Six oysters & bubbly R120pp

Or try our Oyster and bubbly pairing at R140pp for three oysters and three MCC bubbly all day everyday. Advanced bookings not essential.

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It’s All Happening at Rupert Museum

The Rupert Museum is delighted to to have its doors open to the public again. You are invited to enjoy the museum with new exhibitions, exciting projects, Museum Saturdays, other public programmes, seasonal menus from the café and a newly launched website. The ever-popular Museum Saturday’s, (on the last Saturday of each month until 21 November and starting again in January 2021), have returned! Expect art workshops for young and old, talks, walk-abouts, inspired menus and tastings. NEW EXHIBITIONS THE ACTIVE ARCHIVE – UNVEILLING COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT until February 2021 Have you ever wondered what happens behind the scenes managing an art collection? This is a physical working exhibition as all demonstrations, workshops and talks will align to working projects – restoration, framing, digitization, acquisitions and deaccessions and more. NATURE MORTE – THE STILL FROM LIFE until August 2021 Still lifes and interior scenes are a well-practiced genre in the visual arts. Prominent artists like Irma Stern, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs, Alexis Preller, Erik Laubscher, Christo Coetzee, Penelope Siopis, Derrick Nxumalo, Karel Nel, John Newdigate and Hennie Meyer, amongst others, are featured. The 17th century Flemish paintings from the Iziko SANG – Michaelis Collection start the conversation but food and still photography by local photographers Claire Gunn, Michelle Parkin and Nadine Greeff blurs the line between fine art and the commercial. From 27 November 2020 to 28 February 2021 – a special installation by artist Sam Nhlengethwa. On Friday, 27 November join in meeting the artist, celebrating the love of jazz with a picnic for two. Event ticketing available on www.rupertmuseum.org

The men’s shop from the heart of the winelands. Our linen collection has arrived with a dash of exclusive fashion from Cape Town bold statements with comfort a priority. Thank you for your support. 50 Huguenot Rd, Franschhoek | +27 (0)21 876 4691 10 De Wet Square, Church Street, Stellenbosch | +27 (0)21 882 9996 SAM NHLENGETHWA, TRIBUTE TO DUMISANI MABASA (ND), COLOUR LITHOGRAPH. IMAGE COURTESY OF GOODMAN GALLERY & ARTIST

SAM NHLENGETHWA, TRIBUTE TO GERARD SEKOTO (ND), COLOUR LITHOGRAPH. IMAGE COURTESY OF GOODMAN GALLERY & ARTIST

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Our range of Premier Bed Sets are suitable for all weightand comfort level requirements Showroom: 12 F Louws Ave Paarl and are available in Single to Super King size, Online: www.vikingbeds.co.za in standard or extra length. T: 021 872 0108 T: 021 872 0108 E: paarl@vikingbeds.co.za E: paarl@vikingbeds.co.za

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LINEN DRAWER PRODUCES SUPREMELY LUXURIOUS BED LINEN IN PURE COTTON AND LINEN FOR YOUR SLEEPING COMFORT. Bathrobes, towels, bedding ... virtually anything for your bed or bathroom ... we have it all.

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At Fork we serve contemporary Tapas, an evolution of the old and still existing Spanish ways, a spirit of sharing smaller plates of food and a culinary sensation of experiencing different tastes all in the same meal. Puff pastry parcels with sautéed mushrooms and parmesan (v)

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Seared salmon with wasabi mayonnaise and Asian slaw

85

Moroccan lamb meatballs with toasted ciabatta

70

Fig and feta salad with macadamia nuts and pomegranate dressing (v)

Beef fillet on croutons and mushrooms with crisp onion rings and red wine sauce

85

70

Kudu fillet with parmesan mash and mint sauce

90

Ricotta and spinach raviolione with a poached egg, sage butter and chilli (v)

75

Grilled tiger prawns wrapped with pancetta

95

Crispy asparagus and parmesan rolls (v)

75

Seared tuna with tatsoi salad, sun-dried tomato dressing and guacamole

95

Grilled chicken on cumin spiced potato with korma sauce, coconut and almonds

75

Patatas bravas (v) (Add pancetta at 20)

45

Deep-fried goats’ cheese with sun-dried tomato biscuits and port and onion marmalade (v)

80

Cauliflower bang bang (v)

55

Ostrich ‘Wellington’ with a red wine reduction

80

Raclette fondue with chorizo and toasted focaccia

85

Milk tart spring rolls with cinnamon ice-cream

55

Beef raviolione with a poached egg, rosemary butter and crispy pancetta

Flourless chocolate cake

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85

White chocolate mousse with raspberry coulis

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Unit 1, Place Vendome Lifestyle Centre, 13 Main Road, Franschhoek, 7690

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New Kid on the Block

Recently opened Tapasco Restaurant on Franschhoek’s Main Road will put a smile on your face. The menu and dishes were created in collaboration with consulting star-chef Neil Jewell of former Bread&Wine and current co-owner of Jewell’s Restaurant in Paarl and Head Chef Jackie Hoffman. Jacqui spent a major part of her career at Le Quartier Français and Leeu Collection and together Neil and Jackie are responsible for the delicious small dishes, “Tapas” that keep patrons returning. Opening from 08h00 in the morning, Tapasco serves all-day breakfast, lunchtime classics (with everyday lunchtime specials), dishes include homemade Pork Schnitzel; traditional German “Bratkartoffeln”; a variety of homemade cakes and of course, delicious Tapas: small, savoury dishes to share, great quality and wellpriced. Tapas, originates from Southern Europe and is typically served with drinks at a bar – best described as ‘simple sophistication’. Tapasco is keeping it as local as possible, with most of their suppliers coming from the Franschhoek Valley. Any time of the day is a good time to experience Tapasco, from a sunny-side up breakfast start to relaxed evening fare, Tapasco is always a good choice! www.tapasco.co.za

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TASTINGS: CANAPES & SALES Tues-Sun 10:00 - 17:00 LUNCH Tues-Sun 12:00 - 15:00 DINNER Fri & Sat 18:00 - 20:30 Le Lude Cellar & Orangerie Restaurant 021 876 2961 Lambrechts Road Franschhoek info@lelude.co.za · www.lelude.co.za

The Tree House at Boschendal is Celebrating! Boschendal is offering unforgettable birthday celebrations at THE TREE HOUSE for exclusive bookings.

Kids can enjoy a celebration with friends while connecting with nature and learning more about responsible farming, wild foraging, forgotten skills while feasting on delicious treats and having loads of fun! Enjoy an authentic outdoor farm experience under the leadership and professional guidance of our Tree House team whilst parents can unwind and take a well-deserved break on the farm. Kids are advised to wear comfortable clothes that they don’t mind getting dirty and need to wear their masks at all times. The team will create a custom itinerary with you!  With limited availability, be sure to book in time, so your kids don’t miss out!  Maximum 20 kids allowed per birthday celebration in order to follow the necessary safety procedures including social distancing, mask-wearing and sanitising. The team is looking forward to welcoming you to the Tree House!

Contact the reservations team or set up your site visit to plan a perfect day at Boschendal. 021 870 4211 Reservations1@boschendal.co.za

Come together at Haute Cabrière to share in our terroir, history, and the sense of belonging found over a glass of wine and delicious meal overlooking the vines and valley of Franschhoek.

Be part of our story... WINE TASTING | RESTAURANT | BAKERY & DELI

Thur - Sat, 9am - 5pm & Sun, 9am - 3pm WINE SALES | BOOK |

Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm

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FOUNDED IN 1685

Al-Fresco Living at Boschendal

SEASO N AL F ESTI VE P O P-UP SHO P O P E N S 20 N OV E M B E R 202 0 For this festive season, all our products have been carefully curated to ensure a consistent festive theme & the best quality. The Boschendal

pop-up

will

translate

our

exclusive gift guide into a live shopping experience on the farm, with decorations in holiday greenery and florals provided by local suppliers in the valley. The pop-up will feature over ten hand-curated collections & experiences to choose from, including those of Andrea’s Topiaries, Provenance & Pier Rabe Antiques. You will also find authentic and handcrafted Christmas tree decorations made by a range of small workshops working under the auspices of the Craft & Design Institute. Choose

from

a

variety

of

hanging

decorations made from clay, wood, glass, feathers, beads and wire. Shop for beautiful gifting while experiencing a fresh pastry and delicious coffee on the farm. We can not wait to welcome you to our festive shopping experience.

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