Since opening its doors in 1984 La Petite Ferme has cemented its reputation as one of the most sought-after destinations in the Cape winelands.
While the restaurant may have humble beginnings – the name translates simply as ‘the small farm’ – over the decades the property has grown and evolved into a memorable winelands destination that today includes a boutique hotel, acclaimed country restaurant and celebrated winery.
Using a natural palette, clean lines and striking signature pieces, the space is imbued with a stylish country aesthetic that is elegant and contemporary, yet infused with authentic winelands charm.
The menu draws inspiration from the refined country-inspired cuisine that has long made La Petite Ferme famous, blending the rich culinary heritage of this much-loved winelands destination with a forward-looking approach to both plating and provenance.
The new Autumn menu deftly combines culinary heritage with a forward-looking approach to both plating and provenance. Starters include the classic Country Style Chicken Liver Pâté, plated with fragrant mosbolletjies and pickled red wine figs, alongside a delicate Tartare of Cured Franschhoek Trout.
While starters are playfully inventive, the main courses are reassuringly familiar. Regulars will breathe a sigh of relief to see that the signature lamb dish – a classic combination of slow-braised lamb, aubergine and minted yoghurt – remains on the menu, but expect the plating to give the dish a more modern twist.
Desserts are similarly inspired by seasonal produce, from the rooibos-poached fig – another La Petite Ferme signature – to the Textures and Flavours of Citrus that makes full use of early-season fruit.To complement the Autumn menu is an extensive selection of wines from the La Petite Ferme cellar, with winemaker Wikus Pretorius tapping into selected vineyard sites across the Western Cape winelands to craft an impressive portfolio of terroir-driven wines.
La Petite Ferme has long been famous for its inspired country cuisine, and the Autumn menu blending contemporary flourishes with authentic Cape flavours is the ideal excuse to revisit ‘the little farm’ perched high above the scenic Franschhoek valley.
The restaurant at La Petite Ferme is open for lunch from 12h00 - 15h30 and for dinner on Fridays and Saturdays from 19h00 – 21h30 in summer (November – April) and from 18h30 - 21h00 in winter (May – October). The winery is open for vine orientation, followed by a wine tasting, by appointment between 10h30 and 15h15 only and it is complimentary to hotel residents. For bookings and enquiries, call .
Franschhoek Pass Road, Franschhoek
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