Escape to romantic Grande Provence on Valentine’s Day

Franschhoek – The Restaurant at Grande Provence – Saturday, 14 February 2015

Nothing says ‘I love you’ like a fine dining experience at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in the heart of Franschhoek on Valentine’s Day. Couples can delight in a swoon-worthy menu created by Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst with tempting wine pairings by Sommelier Khuselo Mputa.

Wow your Valentine and let the lush vines, majestic mountains and tranquillity of the gentle vistas set the scene for the most romantic day of the year.

Cherry-pick between a captivating Valentine’s Day lunch or dinner. The culinary indulgence begins with an uplifting glass of bubbly and oysters, followed by a choice of smoked pork belly with brandade veloute, pork cheeks, quinoa and toasted pumpkin seeds, or cured Franschhoek trout tartar with an avocado emulsion, yuzu caviar, ocean glass, an iced baby radish salad and a citrus wasabi pipette.

For mains, couples can choose between a succulently slow braised Karoo lamb pastille accompanied by Turkish apricot jam, pickled summer root vegetables and tantalising truffled cauliflower, or white sea bass with an intoxicating Cajun spiced soft shell crab, ocean and land asparagus and smoked caraway butter.

For dessert, enchant your sweetheart with Valrhona and hazelnut fondant with champagne macerated strawberries, white chocolate frozen air and chocolate pops or indulge in an infatuating Fromage alongside French and Swiss cheeses and a decadently deconstructed waldorf salad.

The seductive Valentine’s day lunch costs R450 per person, while the dinner is R595 with added accompaniments to make your evening extra dazzling. To book your love seat contact The Restaurant on Tel: 021 876 8600 or Email

For a truly romantic getaway, extend your visit at Grande Provence by treating your Valentine to a weekend at The Owners Cottage. This enchanting luxury retreat amidst the vineyards offers a variety of packages including pamper treats such as couples massages, a picnic for two and a private swimming pool and spa. For more information contact the Owners Cottage Guest House on Tel: 021 876 8600 or Email

Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food and luxury accommodation. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence offers guests The Owner’s Cottage, La Provençale, The Restaurant, The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit, or Twitter @grande_provence.

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Issued by: GC Communications
Contact: Gudrun Clark
Tel: +27 +21-462 0520
On behalf of: Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Contact: Karl Lambour

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