A romantic Valentine’s Day at Grande Provence

Valentine’s Day isn’t for everyone. But if it is you kinda thang, then a romantic Valentine’s Day at Grande Provence may be just what you’re looking for. Enjoy romantic lunch or dinner at Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate in Franschhoek, with a backdrop of vineyards and mountains.

On arrival, you’ll be welcomed with Grande Provence Méthode Cap Classique, then each course on Executive Chef Darren Badenhorst’s menu promises to keep you happy.

Valentine’s Day lunch costs R595 per person, and the dinner costs R895 (with extra chef’s secrets that will be revealed on the night).


Oysters and wild mushroom arancini (similar to a croquette).


Marsala marinated quail with a ragout infused with caraway, spiced labneh, lemon grass, coriander and coconut


Barrel smoked Franschhoek trout gravlax with a mosaic of beetroot scales and cured salmon roe


Fennel encrusted sea bass with lobster croquettes, toasted almond and water chestnuts


Succulent 18 hour sous-vide Karoo lamb neck with toasted pearl barley and pickled butternut


Hot fondant with semi-frozen crème anglaise, a salted cocoa twig and an Amarula pipette


Turkish delight ice cream with vanilla sponge genoise, and champagne and rose summer berries

And finally

Mini rose and white chocolate macaroons with coffee or tea

For an ultra-luxurious indulgence, Imperial Heritage caviar can be added to your menu. Couples looking for a more private dinner experience, under a stately oak tree bedecked with fairy lights, can opt for a gazebo in the Sculpture Garden. The caviar enriched menu costs R2 250 per couple whilst the private gazebo dinner, which includes a bottle of Grande Provence Brut Cap Classique, costs R2 500 per couple.

Booking is essential. Contact The Restaurant on 021 876 8600 or restaurant@grandeprovence.co.za.

For a truly romantic getaway, extend your visit at Grande Provence by spending the weekend at The Owners Cottage. This luxury retreat offers a variety of packages including couples massages, a picnic for two and a private swimming pool and spa. For more info contact the Owners Cottage Guest House on 021 876 8600 or ownerscottage@grandeprovence.co.za.

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