This long awaited restaurant has opened it’s doors and I was fortunate enough to be one of the first to try it.
La Petite Colombe is the perfect blend of elegant La Quartier Francais heritage, Franschhoek flare and the classic La Colombe experience.
The kitchen team is lead by top young chef, John Norris Rogers who is working closely with Head chef’s and proprietors Scot Kirton and James Gaag.
The beautiful, spacious interior, styled by architects Rohan Young and the Leeu Collection’s interior designer, Beverley Boswell, is chic and modern with a classic country feel.
The service and front of house staff, a few familiar faces having moved down from La Colombe in Constantia, ensure that your experience starts the moment you walk through the door. The sommelier is knowledgable, patient and more than happy to discuss the menu and wine options at length.
The menu, inspired by fresh, local and seasonal produce, is unique without losing the classic La Colombe style. We chose the 5 course winter menu.
Cape Malay pickled fish, smoked snoek, piccalilli, salsa verde.
Asian style salmon, aubergine, miso, kalamansi, avocado, cucumber.
Barbeque quail, prawn, smoked mussels, bok choi, corn.
Beef fillet, sweetbread, soubise, burnt thyme, sherry.
Asiago, pear, pecan, Japanese cheese cake, fynbos honey, beurre noisette.
Stone fruit, almond, yoghurt, geranium, Valrhona Dulcey, nougat.
A treat in the kitchen with Chef John. Ramen with a taster of Sauvignon Blanc from Black Elephant Vintners.
To celebrate the launch of this exciting new venue, there is a special 5 course tasting menu available for week day lunches for R395 without wine and R750 with wine.