Picture Perfect at La Petite Colombe

Legendary local eaterie La Colombe wowed the Cape Winelands by opening offshoot La Petite Colombe recently.

A few short months after opening in Franschhoek, La Petite Colombe has already awed ardent diners, including the judges of the Gourmet Awards 2017 who nominated it Best Hotel Restaurant on 13 November.

La Petite Colombe replaced The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français, in a new partnership with the owners of stylish luxury group Leeu Collection.

At the helm of the sleek new kitchen stands Head Chef John Norris-Rogers, and everything sent from the pass under his command is picture perfect and a wowsome mouthful.

All photos in this post except my own are by Claire Gunn, supplied by Luxury Brands PR.

My lunch was part of the current weekday promotion, on until the end of November, offering 4 courses for only R395 (excluding drinks and wine).

Here are some photos I took of my own lunch!

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Starter, lunch special at La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek

See? It really is that pretty!

For further details and sample menus, and to book online, click here: La Petite Colombe

The special price is valid for WEEKDAY LUNCH only, until 30 November 2017


R395 / with wine pairing R750

Sweet potato baguette, whipped pork fat, lemon & herb crumb

Asian style tuna, aubergine, miso, kalamansi, avocado, sesame

Mullineux ‘Old Vines’ 2016 (Swartland)

Barbeque quail, prawn, mussels, bok choi, corn

Black Elephant ‘Back Roads’ Viognier 2015 (Franschhoek)

Palate cleanser

Citrus glazed line fish, smoked parsnip, pancetta, buckwheat, asparagus

Eenzaamheid Chenin Blanc 2014 (Paarl)

Asiago, pear, pecan, Japanese cheese cake, fynbos honey, beurre noisette

Lateganskop ‘No 102’ N/V (Bonnievale)


Guava mousse, hibiscus, buttermilk, lime, cashew, Valrhona ivoire

Miles Mossop ‘Kika’ 2015 (Stellenbosch)

La Petite Colombe Treasures

The striking new interior is styled by architect Rohan Young and the Leeu Collection’s interior designer, Beverley Boswell. The interiors will be classic, with a modern-country accent.

Innovative 8 and 12-course tasting menus are a riff on that of the award-winning La Colombe, focusing on the finest local and seasonal produce. The rare and fine wine selection is highly recommended as pairings for your meal.

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La Petite Colombe Head Chef John Norris-Rogers

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LTR Chefs Scott Kirton, John Norris-Rogers and James Gaag

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