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La Petite Ferme Launches Its New Winter Menu

From its perch high above the Franschhoek Valley, La Petite Ferme, with unparalleled vistas, luxurious accommodation, superior service, warm hospitality, world-class wines and an award-winning restaurant is the perfect place to indulge, celebrate and relish the good things in life, especially during winter.

As autumn quietly moves into winter, La Petite Ferme’s culinary team, inspired by fresh, local produce and the country’s diverse cultures and cuisines, takes great pride in unveiling its enticing new Winter Menu.  

“Successfully showcasing the very best of seasonal food the new menu features delicious ‘look-good/taste-good’ dishes specially curated by a team that always deliver an exceptional dining experience. The finely crafted dishes, including six new dishes warm the soul and the stomach, and of course are perfectly complemented by our exquisite wines,” says La Petite Ferme’s General Manager, Riaan Kruger.

From the starters …try the new Smoor Vis, to the delicious mains…savour the new Cape Malay Butter Chicken Curry or the succulent tenderness of Karoo Lamb or the (new)Buchu infused Pork Belly… and the unique desserts…Jan Ellis Pudding and Herzoggie, it is dining experience like no other.

Ta – Da! The new Winter menu!


Smoor Vis  NEW DISH

Dim sum| kombu dashi| forest mushroom| micro salad

Fried Bobotie Balls with Cilantro Mint Yoghurt Sauce

Spiced ground lamb bobotie | Jasmine rice | cilantro | toasted coconut shavings |herb oil

  Fig & Ricotta Cigar (V) 

Baby leaf salad | walnut thyme crumb |  | pea shoots | radish 

Venison Liver Parfait

Balsamic vinegar reduction| cranberry seed loaf croute| yoghurt chips| apricot gel|caramelised apple

Soup of the day ( SQ )


Cape Malay Butter Chicken Curry  NEW DISH

Spicy butter chicken| Aromatic Cashew & Coconut Basmati rice|  Tomato & Onion Sambal| Cucumber Raita

Karoo Lamb

rolled lamb shoulder | pomme puree |rose water jus| glazed baby carrots| Egyptian labneh| confit tomato| chimichurri | charred onion

 Seafood Chowder  NEW DISH

Potato chowder| Mussels| Prawns| Line fish| Curry leaf and lobster bisque oil| citrus dust

Buchu Infused Pork Belly  NEW DISH

Apple pearls| Cranberry gel| Pomegranate jus| potato pave | Thyme and Honey infused carrot| Smoked buchu and pickled radish| Pea and Wasabi Puree

Venison Mignon NEW DISH

Pumpkin puree |leek & pancetta |beetroot Port |red wine jus |paprika oil |beetroot puree| broccoli stem

Potato Gnocchi with Seasonal Vegetables

Potato gnocchi| basil| shredded mozzarella| Bloody Mary sauce


Almond Cake with Muscadel Poached Pears

Hazelnut ice cream | almond cake | poached pears

Jan-Ellis Pudding

Sponge cake soaked in warm creamy sauce | spiced orange chutney vanilla ice cream| Wild Africa crème anglaise


Doily | Amarula ice cream | sago pudding filling | apricot gel

Chocolate Fondant  NEW DISH

Frangelico mascarpone| Rose petal berry compote| burnt honey comb

Cheese Selection

Local cheese | home-made chutney | sourdough croute | preserved fig | grapes | mustard

Two-course R 750 per person | Three-course R 850 per person

To reserve your table and savour the delicious ‘look-good/taste-good’ dishes on the Winter menu please contact reception@lapetiteferme.co.za or +27 21 876 3016

Enquiries & Reservations: accommodation@lapetiteferme.co.za

Restaurant Reservations: reception@lapetiteferme.co.za


Social media handles and hashtags:

Facebook: La Petite Ferme Franschhoek

IG:  @la_petiteferme

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TikTok: @lapetitefermefranschhoek


La Petite Ferme is a member of The Nest

For further information please contact Theresa Gibbon on theresa@theresagibbonpr.co.za or 082 820 8437.

La Petite Ferme, a leading wine estate situated on the slopes of the Oliphants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain Range, overlooking the Franschhoek Valley, is the perfect destination for local and international guests. Offering unparalleled vistas, luxurious accommodation and award-winning cuisine and wines, its accommodation comprises five beautifully appointed Vineyard suites, five recently renovated Manor House Suites – each with spectacular views and comfort and five luxury Winery Suites, recently converted from the old Wine Cellar. It is home to an award-winning restaurant which serves country cuisine with a fresh contemporary touch. In addition, La Petite Ferme’s small and intimate boutique style cellar, managed by winemaker Wikus Pretorius offers a full range of wines which includes red, white and rosé. The wines are available at selected retail outlets but can be bought online. It also offers wine tastings, a mobile Beauty Spa that brings the spa experience to the privacy of your room and bikes for guests wishing to sightsee from the saddle. La Petite Ferme was recently honoured at the prestigious 2023 Haute Grandeur Global Hotel Awards receiving awards in four categories: Best Scenic Environment Hotel; Best Country Hotel in Africa; Best Culinary Experience in Africa and Best Small Hotel in Africa; and also at the 17th annual World Luxury Hotel Awards 2023, earning three awards: Best Luxury Boutique Hotel in South Africa, with La Petite Ferme Restaurant receiving recognition for Best Luxury Boutique Hotel Restaurant in Africa and Best Panoramic Views in Africa. With its romantic setting La Petite Ferme is ideal for weddings, special functions and events for the most discerning guest. Within easy reach of the winelands and tourist attractions, it is conveniently located less than three minutes from the village of Franschhoek and an hour’s drive from Cape Town and the Airport.

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