Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival comes to Jhb

The Franschhoek Food & Wine festival will be held in Johannesburg this August. The festival  will showcase top chefs and fine wine producers from the Franschhoek Wine Valley that will entice even the most discerning foodies. This, together with the sounds of the Johannesburg Symphony Orchestra as its soundtrack, the Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival is set to become a highly anticipated annual event.

Franschhoek Wine Valley CEO, Jenny Prinsloo says that a large number of visitors come from Gauteng and therefore the time felt right to bring a uniquely Franschhoek experience to them.

“Gautengers aspire to having the best in life and the Franschhoek Food and Wine Festival at Montecasino is the perfect opportunity for our vignerons and top chefs, as well as our artisan food producers, to showcase their offerings,” says Prinsloo.

The chefs for the Franschhoek Food and Wine Festival are:

Neil Jewell – Executive Chef at Bread & Wine Vineyard Restaurant. Also known as the “Charcuterie King”, Neil’s passion lies in his homemade charcuterie that he prepares with mountains of patience and bucket loads of love.

Chris Erasmus – Executive Chef at Foliage restaurant celebrates organic food from farm and forest to plate.

Michelle Theron – Executive Chef at Pierneef à La Motte. She will showcase the unique food styles and diverse flavours that have been inspired by centuries of cooking, spiced by influences from across the globe, forming the precious ingredients of Cape Winelands Cuisine.

Christiaan Campbell – Executive Chef at Boschendal The Werf promises fragrant fermented breads and slow-roasted meats sourced from the Boschendal farm.

Darren Badenhorst – Executive Chef at Grande Provence is going to push the boundaries of cuisine to take the visitors on a culinary journey of food and wine.

Melissa Bird – Executive Chef at Paulina’s Restaurant at Rickety Bridge believes in using fresh seasonal ingredients, and letting them speak for themselves. Watch this space for vegetarian delights.

The participating Franschhoek wineries that will be on hand to share their premium wines with visitors are:

Anthonij Rupert Wyne , Black Elephant Vintners, Boekenhoutskloof Winery, Boschendal, Chamonix Wines, Glenwood, Grande Provence Estate, Haute Cabrière – the home of Pierre Jourdan , La Bri, La Motte, Lynx Wines, Morena (Franschhoek Pass Winery), Môreson, Rickety Bridge Winery, Stony Brook

In addition to the chefs, wineries and winemakers being on site, French cheese importer Lodine Maske from Fromages de France will also be offering French cheese platters, as well as cheese and wine pairing tips. For those with a sweet tooth, Huguenot Fine Chocolates will be offering the world’s finest Belgian chocolate to tease visitors’ tastebuds with ripe red strawberries, fine macadamia nougat and marshmallows, all dipped in melted milk chocolate.

Montecasino hosts the Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival from 28th -30th August 2015

  • Festival tickets are priced at R150.

Festival Times

Friday 28th August: 18h00 – 22h00

Saturday 29th August: 12h30 – 16h30; 18h00 – 22h00

Sunday 30th August: 12h30 – 16h30Franschhoek%20Food%20%20Wine%20Festival%20POS%2014

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One Response to Franschhoek Food & Wine Festival comes to Jhb

  1. Asha Mahabeer says:

    I Love a glass or 2 now and again to keep young.

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