This year saw the Tasting Room, the only South African restaurant included in the 2011 Top 50 Restaurants, placed 36 overall and best restaurant in Africa & The Middle East.
Two other South African restaurants -Rust-en-Vrede and La Colombe – were recognized and included in the S.Pellegrino World’s Top 51-100 Best Restaurants rankings; reaffirming our belief that South Africa, as a food destination, continues to impress on a global scale.
An extremely proud Susan Huxter, owner of Le Quartier Français, was delighted by her team’s success and aptly summed up what this achievement means:
“Seven consecutive years in the S.Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurant rankings is an unbelievable accomplishment. An award like this is not something that just happens, it really highlights the fact that Margot Janse, her team and our front of house staff are constantly working on The Tasting Room experience; it shows that this is a culinary space that never stagnates. Every year phenomenal new restaurants enter the global market resulting in a level of competition that is intense, and the pressure to wow with every bite is higher than it has ever been. Even with all this pressure Margot remains true to her love – South Africa – and her passion, food that delights but never at the expense of its childlike wonder.”
Le Quartier Français is a luxurious Relais & Châteaux country inn situated in the French Huguenot valley of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands. The Auberge offers eleven unique en-suite Auberge Rooms, three Grande Rooms, two Petite Garden Suites and two deluxe Auberge Suites (with splash pools), which open onto a rose-filled central courtyard and swimming pool. For the ultimate in luxury, there are four state-of-the-art suites, The Four Quarters, overlooking a private pool and sun-splashed deck.
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Photos courtesy Le Quartier Français