Escape to Grande Provence this Father’s Day

Escape to Grande Provence this Father’s Day
Sunday, June 19, 12h00 to 14h00, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate, Franschhoek

Surprise your dad with a culinary escape to Grande Provence for a Father’s Day luncheon in the heart of the Franschhoek winelands on Sunday, 19 June 2016 or make a weekend of it if you really want to spoil him.

With the Grande Provence Winter Heartland Offer, the whole family can enjoy a stay at the Owner’s Cottage or hide away in the secluded La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards at special winter rates.

Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst offers the ultimate culinary indulgence with a wide range of his signature dishes for dads to feast upon. The starter selection includes the butter-poached BBQ lobster accompanied by xo quinoa sea sand, pickled kombu courgette, ponzu infused cucumber and dill gel, with sweet miron gribiche. The confit guinea fowl and salt cured duck spindle is another option to choose from, rounded off with a mixed bean ragout, vanilla parsnip, wagyu and estate Shiraz bouillon.

For mains, consider the succulent 18-hour sous-vide Karoo lamb neck, complemented with toasted pearl barley, pickled butternut, local river cress and wild sprouts. There is even a vegan option of carrot and pine nut purée with charred cauliflower gratin, baked rosa tomatoes, ice pickled radish and vineyard sorrel.

For dessert, get lost in the “chocolate forest” of 80% hazelnut pot au crème, tonka bean semi-freddo, Madagascan vanilla poached shimeji mushrooms, pistachio brittle, white chocolate snow, apple moss and micro basil – a mouthful of pure delight and one of three sweet sensations to choose from.

As an extra spoil, dads will each receive a gift of buchu whiskey liqueur along with a wine-tasting voucher for two, courtesy of Grande Provence.

The cost of the Father’s Day lunch is R395 per person. Booking is essential, e-mail or call (021) 876 8600. For more information on the Heartland Offer visit or e-mail

• Located in Franschhoek, the heartland of South African wine country, Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate embraces true South African wine heritage, excellent food at The Restaurant and luxury accommodation at The Owner’s Cottage and La Provençale Villa in the Vineyards. Part of The Huka Retreats, Grande Provence also offers guests 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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