The ‘Win in Winter: Lunch at Grande Provence

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Cosy fireplace at Grande Provence, Paarl

Living well, they say, is the best revenge. So make Grande Provence your weapon of choice this winter, and take advantage of their fabulous Winter Lunch Menu Special.

At R200 for a main course and glass of Angels’ Tears wine it’s not too shabby, considering the standard of cooking and the grand ambience. The extended á la carte lunch menu offers some blinding food and wine pairings too, so should your need be deep, this is where you can come to heal.

Guy Bennett, recently appointed as executive chef, has designed a seasonal menu to showcase the superlative estate wines. His choice of winter mains changes daily and gives preference to local produce.

The à la carte menu is individually priced for lunch, and is also available as a set 3 or 4-course menu for dinner. Sample choices: gin-cured Franschhoek trout and fresh Saldanha oysters, Karoo lamb neck with sweetbreads, tender pork belly, heirloom vegetables and braised beef kromeski.

The Restaurant at Grande Provence is open daily for lunch and dinner. The 3-course dinner menu is available at R450 per person or 4-courses at R550. The menu offers pairing suggestions for every dish from the wide range of elegant Grande Provence wines. The winter chef’s special lunch at R200 including a glass of wine, is available during weekdays only.

To book your table, call Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email

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Karoo lamb – neck, sweetbreads, heirloom tomato, olive, pan jus, aubergine
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Angels ‘Tears Le Chocolate pairing, Grande Provence

Á la Carte Lunch Menu

Saldanha Oysters, Mignonette Vinaigrette

R90 for 3

The Grande Provence Brut 130/glass


Gin cured Franschhoek trout, sweet & sour cucumber, dill crème, grapefruit – 130

Grande Provence Sauvignon Blanc – 50/glass

Heirloom beetroot, chevin, walnut, apple & sorghum – 110

Grande Provence Rosé – 50/glass

Cold roast beef sirloin, pinenut, mustard, braised beef kromeski, Boland cheddar, shallot – 120

Grande Provence Chenin Blanc 50/glass

Charred yellowfin tuna, miso, labneh, black garlic, cauliflower – 130

Grande Provence Zinfandel 75/glass

Hot & cold poke – saltwater prawns, tempura baby vegetables, pickled daikon, wasabi – 130

Grande Provence Brut Rose NV 75/glass


Stone fruit & garden leaf salad, fynbos vinaigrette, hazelnut, gorgonzola – 60

Roasted broccoli, Franschhoek olive oil, feta, rocket – 60

Smoked Trout, cos lettuce, buttermilk dressing, cured free range egg yolk – 85


Pork & carrot – belly, crackling, kromeski, carrot textures, masala – 230

Grande Provence – The Grande Provence Amphora 160/glass

Karoo lamb – braised neck & sweetbread, butternut squash, dukkah, BBQ jus – 250

Grande Provence Cabernet Sauvignon 75/glass

Potato gnocchi, cauliflower, peanut crunch, spinach, fior di latte mozzarella – 200

Grande Provence Chardonnay 75/glass

Beef ribeye & tongue – heirloom tomato relish, red bean, crispy polenta, pan gravy – 260

The Grande Provence Red 150/glass

Local line fish – butter-poached mussels, chive risotto, lemon, kohlrabi – 250

The Grande Provence White 120/glass

Spicy Beef broth – slow-cooked beef short rib, noodles, bok choy, corn wonton – 220

Grande Provence Wooded Sauvignon Blanc 75/glass


70% Valrhona Fondant, peanut ice cream, apricot, sesame – 120

Mango & hazelnut- micro sponge, lemon crumble, mango elements, cocoa bean namelaka – 110

Honey parfait, macadamia crumble, passion fruit sorbet, pear – 110

L’Ormarins LBV Port 45/glass with desserts.

Local artisanal cheeses, preserves, crispies, fruit & nuts – 140

The Grande Provence Shiraz 75/glass


rande Provence uses fresh and sustainably sourced fish. Please note that the menu is subject to change and availability

More about Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate 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.

Part of the internationally acclaimed Huka Retreats, other facilities Grande Provence offers guests are The Winery, The Jonkershuis, The Gallery, The Sculpture Garden and The Shop. For more information visit, or Twitter @grande_provence

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Grande Provence Jonkershuis
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