We’re not sure if it’s our breathtaking mountains, our small village atmosphere or our superb food and wine that makes Franschhoek such a perfect place for romance, but so many people here find it easy to say “I love you”. This year, during Valentines weekend, lovers, friends and families will again be spoilt for choice. From romantic dinners, to delicious picnic-style food and hearty breakfasts, there will be something special to please every palate!
VALENTINE'S PICNICS IN FRANSCHHOEK
Backsberg's Gourmet Valentine's Picnic
The gorgeously hot summer months are perfect for spending balmy sunsets with someone special, sipping on an icy-chilled, fruity Rosé. This Valentine’s Day is the ideal occasion to pair this delicate, yet versatile, wine with a chicken salad, Mediterranean tapas, a gourmet braai or seared salmon, while sharing it with your beau. Backsberg produce a zesty, easy-drinking Rosé with profiles of sweet strawberries, candyfloss and peach on the palate. The wine is produced from Shiraz, Grenache, Carignan and Viognier. Book a Gourmet Valentine’s Picnic for Two on the 14th of February 2015 and enjoy it with a chilled bottle of Backsberg Rosé for R135 per person. To book call +27 (0)21 875 5952 or email email@example.com
Valentine’s Day inspired picnics at Anthonij Rupert Wines
Sprawling lawns, breathtaking scenery, superb wines and delectable food and the perfect setting is what one needs for a romantic Valentine’s Day in the Winelands. Anthonij Rupert Wyne in the Franschhoek Wine Valley will be ensuring that this romantic dream becomes a reality. Choose between a Daytime picnic at R380 per couple or Evening picnic at R450 per couple. The Daytime picnic is perfect for those wanting to bring along the kids. The young ones can tuck into a kiddies’ lunch pack (R60 per child) and make the most of the outdoor games on offer, whilst mom and dad enjoy a chilled glass of L’Ormarins MCC.
For the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience the Evening picnic has all the right romantic ingredients. Enjoy the beauty of the valley as the sun sets over the majestic Drakenstein Mountains whilst sipping on a glass of cap classique. Relax on the lawns sampling delicious picnic morsels which are then followed by an outdoor movie screening under the stars. Unfortunately no children are permitted for the evening event.
Both picnic options include an artisanal bread selection, Franschhoek smoked Salmon pâté, Heirloom tomato Caprese salad, green bean, butternut and feta salad, smoked Tuna, sliced roast Rib Eye and a selection of local cheeses served with a Black Fig and vanilla preserve. For those with a sweet tooth look forward to the mouthwatering chocolate and Espresso macaroons.
Booking is essential as space is limited. For further information and bookings contact 021 874 9041 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine’s Day Picnic Menu at Eikehof
14 February from 10:30 – 17:00
Bookings: 021 876 2469 or email us at email@example.com
La Bri Valentine’s Harvest Picnic
VALENTINE'S BREAKFAST AT COSECHA RESTAURANT AT NOBLE HILL
Breakfast at cosecha is a real eye-opener!
From 10:00 am, they offer:
- Huevos Rancheros, a traditional Mexican farm breakfast of free range eggs, borracho beans, hand made tortillas, and cheese in a ranchero salsa. Mild, medium, or spicy hot.
- Spicy hash with eggs, flavourful shredded beef filet, potatoes, and capsicum topped with two poached free range eggs.
- Breakfast burrito, scrambled eggs and diced potatoes steaming in a flour tortilla. Bacon or avocado can be added. Mild, medium, or spicy hot.
- Pan torrejas, egg custard soaked toast browned and baked, topped with berry infused maple syrup and cream.
LOVERS BOARD FOR TWO AT FRANSCHHOEK CELLAR
Love is in the air! Come and celebrate the most romantic day of the year at The Franschhoek Cellar, the most special and stylish of country settings, where delicious food is perfectly partnered with delectable wines. Lovers’ Board for Two – R275 (including two glasses of Franschhoek Cellar Brut). A selection of local cheese, charcuterie, smoked salmon trout, seasonal fruit and hand-crafted chocolates. Bookings essential, please contact 021 876 2086 for more information.
FROM PICNICS, TO DINNER TO SPA INDULGENCE AT HOLDEN MANZ
ROMANTIC DINNER WITH YOUR LOVED ONE AT LE FRANSCHHOEK HOTEL & SPA
For bookings and enquiries contact them on 021 876 8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5-COURSE VALENTINE'S DINNER AT MONNEAUX RESTAURANT
CAFE BONBON CELEBRATES VALENTINE’S DAY WITH DANIELE PASCAL
Time: 18:30 for 19:00
Cost: R400 per person includes concert and 3 course meal
February is the month dedicated to the lovers, especially Valentine’s Day on Friday 14 February. French diva Dr Daniele Pascal will also be celebrating her birthday on 7 February and this Ambassador of the French chanson will take you on a romantic musical journey with her new exciting show The Colours of Love.
The repertoire is filled with an eclectic mix of songs from Cole Porter, Charles Aznavour, Eartha Kitt, Jacques Brel, Nana Mouskouri, Michel Legrand, French ballads, with jazzy and blues influences as well as some of her own compositions, all interspersed with humorous anecdotes drawn from her colourful career. She effortlessly blends jazz and pop with her ever- soulful approach. Pascal will entertain and delight in her true style and is accompanied on piano and vocals by musical director, Pieter van Helslandt . An evening not to miss. Limited seating. Booking essential.
To book contact them on 021 876 3936 or email email@example.com
A PICNIC MOVIE FOR 2 UNDER THE STARS AT ALLEE BLEUE
VALENTINE'S DINNER AT KALFI'S RESTAURANT
Bookings: 021 876 2520
6-COURSE TASTING MENU AT HAUTE CABRIERE
COUPLE UP IN THE VREDE EN LUST TASTING ROOM DURING THE MONTH OF LOVE
FRANSCHHOEK MOTOR MUSEUM
Our VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL is the perfect way to spoil a car enthusiast. This Saturday, your Valentine gets a FREE ENTRY. Peruse our selection of beauties and then take your beloved for a romantic ride in one of our racy red numbers – R60 per couple, R30 per person. Only valid on 14 February 2015.
WIN A SPOT FOR TWO: COOK UP A ROMANTIC FRENCH-INSPIRED BREAKFAST
We are also spoiling one lucky couple with a fabulous prize. Simply tell us what you think it is about Franschhoek that makes it so staggeringly romantic and stand a chance of winning a spot for two in a themed Valentine’s Day cooking class at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards. You will be spending the morning side-by-side cooking up a romantic French-inspired breakfast! Enter our competition online here: http://blog.franschhoek.org.za/blog/entry/enter-our-valentines-competition Entries close on Tuesday 10 February 2015 at 12h00. This cooking class is already sold out so hurry up and enter our competition now!
Enter our Valentines competition to win a spot in a themed Valentine’s Day cooking class at Leopard’