A couple of Fridays ago I headed to Franschhoek to experience the new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe. I went last year so I knew I was in for a treat. The chef teams from both La Colombe restaurants have recently returned from an amazing culinary tour to the USA, Mexico, Copenhagen, and Tokyo, and after ticking many top restaurants off their bucket list and exploring new flavours, they have returned with fresh inspiration and injected this into their new menu’s. Lucky me got invited to experience some of the exciting new tastes.

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

La Petite Colombe only offers a tasting menu and you can opt for the 5 or 7 courses. It’s a meal that takes you on a flavour journey with a few flares of culinary theatre along the way. We enjoyed the chefs tasting menu which was paired with the fine & rare wine selection, but they also offer the Franschhoek wine experience. There Winter & Spring special offers incredible value and runs until 31 November 2019. With all the tasting menus you receive the La Colombe signature amuse bouche, bread course, palate cleansers and after dining treats. 

From the ethereal amuse-bouche planted in a potted garden brought to your table, through to the torched whiskey marshmallows with the final treats, all the dishes were delicious and inspired.  Once again I enjoyed an outstanding dining experience at La Petite Colombe and I can highly recommend this.

The Menu looked like this:

Amuse

Porcini, sherry, hazelnut, thyme

Spiced chicken chawanmushi

Smoked snoek, curried labneh

Morena Brut Rosé N/V

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Bread course

Oatmeal, honey, sweetcorn

Hey Joe ‘Spéciale Belge’

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Malay tuna, avocado, coriander
Normandie ‘Karen’ Rosé 2015

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Scallop, pork, wild garlic, katsuobushi
La Chataigne Semillon 2015

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Quail, langoustine, mussel, ham
Domaine De Dieux ‘Josephine’ Pinot Noir 2011

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Granny smith, geranium

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Karoo  lamb, pumpkin, salsa verde, smoked olive
Mooiplaas ‘Rosalind’ 2011

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Boerenkaas, buckwheat, rhubarb
Avondale ‘Armilla’ Brut 2011

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Coconut, passion fruit, pineapple
Maison ‘Straw Wine’ 2016

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

Treats

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The Chefs Experience – R1450

Fine & rare wine expereince – R990

Franschhoek Wine experience – R395

SPRING LUNCH SPECIAL

  • R 495 Per Person | 7 Courses
  • Add beverage flight R395 p.p.
  • Valid lunch only – Monday to Sunday including public holidays.
  • From 1 September until 30 November 2019

La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

The new Spring menu at La Petite Colombe in Franschhoek

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