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La Petite Colombe Now Open (August 2017)


La Petite Colombe, Franschhoek (Previously The Tasting Room)  are now open and taking reservations

(Updated 31 July 2017 )

Headed by awarded team of the original La Colombe proprietors ( Also, Foxcroft in Constantia) Scot Kirton, James Gaag and recently appointed Head Chef John Norris Rogers the team promises culinary perfection, combined with industry-leading service.

We are proud to announce the imminent opening of @LaPetiteColombe at @lequaf which is replacing the Tasting Room on the 1st August 2017. pic.twitter.com/OWptDrXt6h

More about Head Chef  | John Norris Rogers

John is a young, talented, millennial addition to the team who decided to make Cape Town his home having lived in Pretoria, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal where he studied at the

International Hotel School as well as Silwood School of Cookery, based in Cape Town a internship that allowed this rising talent to hone in on the finesse and fine fare, he aims to offer at La Petite Colombe.

John continued to develop his skills at La Colombe after completing his studies, and then left to explore the food world at Source Food Concepts. He also had a stint as a private chef at a ski resort in the French Alps, before returning to La Colombe as Sous Chef alongside current Head Chef, James Gaag, in May 2016.

A sample menu on their website reads as follows, and is now available for lunch and dinner where as the Tasting room was only a evening venue:

 Gourmand Dinner Menu
Full menu R1200 / with wine pairing R1990
Reduced menu R790 / with wine pairing R1370
La Colombe Garden
Spiced Lamb, Dukkah and Red Wine
Poached west coast oyster, pickled squid, smoked salmon, Piccalilli, chorizo
Richard Kershaw ‘Clonal Selection’ Chardonnay 2015 (Elgin)
Springbok tartare, pickled chestnut, chipotle and foie gras
Rijk’s Pinotage Reserve 2013 (Tulbach)
Tuna ‘La Colombe’
Avondale “Cyclus” 2013 (Paarl)
Seared scallop, char siu pork belly, cauliflower, apple and black forest ham velouté
Vriesenhof Pinot Noir 2009 (Stellenbosch)
Palate cleanser
Pan seared linefish, cashew, lemongrass, kimchi, coriander, coconut and corn velouté
Remhoogte “Honeybunch” 2011 (Stellenbosch)
Chalmar beef, crisp sweetbread, bone marrow, anchovy, wild mushroom and sherry velouté
Van Biljon Cinq 2013 (Stellenbosch)
Three ages of boerenkaas, onion, rhubarb, walnut and cumin
Blaauwklippen NLH Zinfandel 2012 (Stellenbosch)
Dulcey Namelaka, basil, raspberry and ginger
Klein Constantia “Vin de Constance” 2013 (Constantia)

 La Petite Colombe will have a striking new interior, styled by architects Rohan Young and the Leeu Collection’s interior designer, Beverley Boswell. The interiors are said to be classic, with a modern-country accent.

  • Gourmand Lunch Menu: Full Menu R1100 (without wine), R1890 (with wine);
  • Gourmand Dinner Menu: Full Menu R1200 (without wine), R1990 (with wine);
  • Vegetarian Lunch Menu: Full Menu R790 (without wine), R1580 (with wine);
  • Vegetarian Dinner Menu: Full Menu R890 (without wine), R1680 (with wine)

FEATURE IMAGE: Claire Gunn Photography

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