Previously based at the Leeu Collection’s Le Quartier Français since it first opened in August 2017, the move to Leeu Estate sees the fine dining destination in a grander and larger stand-alone space. Floor to ceiling windows mean that both the inside tables and those outdoors have beautiful views of the Leeu Estate gardens and vineyards.
Chef John Norris-Rogers is thrilled with the move, saying, “The new space at Leeu Estates is a dream come true; we are surrounded by so many different inspirations, from the world class interiors to the stunning panoramic views and our own vegetable gardens, that the sky really is the limit.”
Many of the fresh fruit and vegetables on the menu are picked daily from Leeu Estates’ organic farm, which is just a few minutes walk from the restaurant. The restaurant features a shorter seasonal set menu as well as a Chef’s Experience set menu, with vegetarian alternatives available for both. Highlights of the tasting menu include confit salmon cooked table side in Leeu Estates olive oil and a Willy Wonka inspired petit four trolley.
Said Leeu Collection founder Analjit Singh, “We are very excited to welcome La Petite Colombe to Leeu Estates, as it will offer more top-class dining to residents and visitors. With its partners, Leeu Collection is creating elegant, authentic experiences that make a visit to Franschhoek, known as the gourmet capital of South Africa, even more appealing. The hotels and the destination have never been in a better shape to welcome discerning guests.”