Festive season at Grande Provence in Franschhoek

Celebrate Christmas in the Winelands at Grande Provence

Treat your loved ones to a Winelands Christmas and experience Franschhoek dining at its best at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

Eat, drink and be merry with a 6-course feast of Chef Guy Bennett’s modern South African flavours. Cooked to perfection using local ingredients, this is a yuletide spread fit for a king. Moreish canapés are followed by Chef Guy’s caprese twist of heirloom tomatoes, roasted pinenut, basil, mozzarella and kalamata olives. For his play on seafood, Chef Guy has combined grilled saltwater crayfish and saltwater prawn with a smoked linefish croquette and oriental touches of pak choi and beansprout salad, edamame and a splash of nuoc cham.

The main course is a satisfying and flavourful, slow cooked beef shortrib served with truffle braaied cauliflower, herb gnocchi and kimchi. Next up is a journey of discovery into local artisanal cheeses crowned with roasted nuts, olives, crispies and preserves to prepare the palate for the sweet treat to follow. Dessert is a delicate 70% Valrhona éclair served with stone fruit ice-cream, tonka bean namelaka and summer berries.

The special Christmas menu at R1 650 per person excluding drinks and gratuity, is available from Christmas Eve dinner, until Family Day on 26 December for lunch and dinner. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Grande Provence bubbly and a special gift on arrival. To book for this 5-star dining experience, call Tel: (021) 876 8600 or e-mail reservations@grandeprovence.co.za.


New Year’s Eve

Bid farewell to 2018 with a lavish New Year’s Eve bash at Grand Provence with all night entertainment, bottomless flutes of bubbly, canapés and tapas. A line-up of live entertainment, fire performers and DJ’s will take guests through to the magic hour to welcome the New Year. The cost of the New Year’s Eve festivities is R2 600 per person. Pre-paid booking is essential. Email events@grandeprovence.co.za or call Tel: 021-876 8600.


Boxing Day and New Year’s Braai Picnics

Embrace the Day of Goodwill with loved ones with a Boxing Day braai picnic under the oaks on the lawns of The Bistro at Grande Provence on Wednesday, 26 December. Alternatively, chill out after your New Year’s Eve celebrations and discover the laid-back side of Franschhoek. Picnic baskets will be available at R800 for two people or R400 for a single basket. Children under 10 qualify for a half portion at R200. The braai picnic starts at 12h00. Pre-paid booking is essential. Call Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email reservations@grandeprovence.co.za.