It's Better to Travel than Arrive?

"To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive"

Robert Louis Stevenson, Virginibus Puerisque, 1881.

"Robert Louis Stevenson speaks utter tosh and has

obviously never flown long haul economy class"

Kristy, first ever blog post, 2011.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Restaurant Review : La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek, South Africa

On our last day in Franschhoek, we headed to La Petite Ferme, nestled in the hills above the town.  We'd made a booking some weeks previously, and I would recommend that you do, it is a very busy and popular place.

La Petite Ferme is an internationally known restaurant, built up by three generations of caring staff, and their lunches are legendary - as are the fab views over the town.  This restaurant has been listed by Conde Nast Traveller as one of the top 15 "Best Value" establishments in the world - and it's not hard to see why.

I started with the Shredded Beetroot Salad with Balsamic Deep Fried Goats Cheese, Pumpkin Seeds and Mint, and then for my main had the Pork Belly Braised in Cider with Wasabi Cauliflower puree and Mango Chick Pea Salsa.  Both were seriously yummy.  I had such good plans to keep room for dessert, but I can hardly ever do it, so I stuck to the two courses before I rolled away from the table and we took some photos from the gorgeous garden surrounds.

As with a lot of great restaurants in South Africa, the food is world class, but the prices are half what you'd expect to pay anywhere else - La Petite Ferme is no exception.  Click HERE to see the current menu and prices.

La Petite Ferme
Pass Road
Phone:- +27 0 21 876 3016

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