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  1. Boxing Day and New Year Braai Picnic at Grande Provence

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    Unwind in the beautiful Franschhoek winelands after the Christmas rush with a leisurely braai picnic on Boxing Day or New Year’s Day at the delightful new Bistro at Grande Provence.

    Embrace the Day of Goodwill with loved ones with a Boxing Day braai picnic under the oaks on Wednesday, 26 December. Alternatively, chill out after your New Year’s Eve celebrations and discover the laid-back side of Franschhoek.

    The Bistro at Grande Provence

    The Bistro picnic basket is filled to brim with delicious braai favourites such as prime beef boerie rolls, sosaties of satay-style aged sirloin and free-range chicken with chakalaka, farm baked herbed garlic bread, garden salad, traditional potato salad and the perfect end to any braai – Malva pudding with vanilla custard. Wine is as important as the food at any braai and with the wide selection of Grande Provence and Angels Tears wines and bubbly; you will be spoilt for choice.

    Picnic baskets will be available at R800 for two people or R400 for a single basket. Children under 10 qualify for a half portion at R200.

    The braai starts at 12h00. Pre-paid booking is essential. Call Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email reservations@grandeprovence.co.za.

    The Bistro at Grande Provence is a relaxed alternative to more formal Franschhoek dining and offers daily specials such as quiches, soups, salads and the most glorious cakes. Platters of local artisanal cheeses and fresh west coast oysters can be ordered separately.

  2. Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve at Allée Bleue

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    The Beautiful Allée Bleue Estate is set to become a favourite destination this holiday season with a host of exciting offerings.

    During the festive days of 24, 25 and 26 December families are welcomed to indulge in Allée Bleue’s popular picnics that have become a signature event in the Winelands.

    Chicnics on the go

    The basket will entice with a mélange of Cape flavours, with a touch of Christmas tradition. Think Christmas gammon, mince pies, Christmas cake, in addition to all the fresh produce that are sourced from the farm and immediate surrounds. A Chicnic basket for two, served at a garden table under an ancient oak tree or a Chicnic-On-The-Go hamper, to be enjoyed on the lawns of the beautifully manicured gardens, is the perfect setting for a lazy day in the Cape Winelands. While parents enjoy a leisurely visit, kids can play on the estate’s jungle gym, jumping castle and in the large sandpit. Allée Bleue’s youngest guests have picnic menu crafted specially for them.

    Chicnic Hamper

    To avoid disappointment, book your picnic before arriving. The Chicnic menu costs R695 per couple, R295 per person and the kiddies picnic costs R150 per child. The Chicnic-On-The-Go menu costs R670 per couple, R270 per person and the kiddies picnic costs R125 per child. To book your picnic and for more information, visit www.alleebleue.com. Opening Times: 24, 25 and 26 December 2018 from 12h00 to 16h00.

    For guests that prefer a more traditional take on Christmas, the Allée Bleue Bistro, conveniently situated at the entrance to the estate and set in a charming building that boasts two open verandahs overlooking the gardens – is ideal for enjoying a quiet relaxed Christmas lunch. The set Christmas menu is priced at R385 per person and includes a welcome drink on arrival.   To book your table and for more information, visit www.alleebleue.com. Opening Time: 25 December 2018 from 12h00 to 16h00.

    Christmas lunch – vegetarian starter

    On the cards too is a New Year’s Eve celebration to be hosted in the estate’s flagship, 250-seater ballroom, Le Grand Hall.  This casual and fun event will offer food stalls with various  eats ranging from local delicacies to sweet treats.

    Offering sophisticated country hospitality, Le Grand Hall has a wonderful indoor-outdoor flow for entertaining guests against the majestic backdrop of the Drakenstein mountain range. The verdant lawns and fragrant gardens is ideal for al fresco drinks.

    The New Year’s Eve party is priced at R1000 per person and includes a welcome drink on arrival, dinner, music, a glass of MCC for the countdown, a midnight snack and a beverage on departure.

    Space is limited to 120 guests only and no under 18’s will be permitted. E-mail functions@alleebleue.com to book.  Opening Time: 31 December 2018 from 20h00 to 01h00.

    Allée Bleue Wine Estate is situated at the intersection of the R45 and R310. More information about this picturesque working farm is available via www.alleebleue.com or follow them on Twitter and Instagram:  @AlleeBleue

  3. Unwind with a Franschhoek country picnic at Grande Provence

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    Escape to the Franschhoek winelands and unwind with a scrumptious country-style picnic on the picture perfect Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate.

    Photo courtesy of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

    Packed to the brim with delicious artisanal foods, the Grande Country Picnic baskets include free range chicken, estate made hummus, local cheeses and preserves, heirloom garden salad, smoked snoek pâté, olives, charcuterie and crusty farm baked bread. The decadent rocky road Valrhona chocolate bar will satisfy any sweet tooth. The picnic basket comes with a bottle of Grande Provence’s popular Angels Tears wine of your choice as well as still or sparkling water. Vegetarian baskets are available on request.

    Photo courtesy of Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate

    The Grande Country Picnic is available at R650 for two people sharing or R325 for a single basket. To book, call The Restaurant at Grande Provence a day in advance on Tel: (021) 876 8600 or email restaurant@grandeprovence.co.za.  The picnics at Grande Provence take place from September 2018 until April 2019 and are weather dependant. Limited baskets are available per day, so book early to avoid disappointment.