Accolades are constantly pouring in for Le Quartier Français, one of the South Africa’s most renowned restaurants situated in Franschhoek, in the heart of the Cape Winelands. Guests, returning and new, keep coming back for more of this establishment’s unique hospitable atmosphere, refreshing decor and, of course, one-of-a-kind and simply irresistible menus…
The person behind the restaurant’s award-winning cuisine, is no one else than Chef Margot Janse, executive chef since 1995.
Despite the fact that she has won many accolades locally as well as internationally for her creative contribution to contemporary South African cuisine, Margot prefers to go about her daily life, as mom as well as chef, in a modest and humble way.As top chef in ‘Top 100 Restaurants 2004’ and winner of ‘Chef of The Year’ in Eat Out 2003 Margot still comments, “I don’t cook to be recognized. I cook to cook. It is great recognition for my whole team.”
But what makes even the most difficult food connoisseurs keep coming back for yet another taste of this chef’s culinary creations? To Margot, the answer lies in the fact that food is constantly evolving – the main reason for her extensive traveling and continuous search for new ideas and emerging trends within the industry. She’s also quick to remind that what makes a dish truly unforgettable, is the elements of surprise and nostalgia that it contains – certainly one of the main reasons why Margot’s kitchen is consistently overflowing with innovative and creative energy. We recommend you visit this fine establishment – just be sure to book well in advance.
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