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Le chêne


Nostalgic 10-course chef's journey tasting menu

Le chêne

9,8 (2 reviews)

Nostalgic 10-course chef's journey tasting menu R749

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Restaurant Week
Nostalgic 10-course chef's journey tasting menu

Would you like to enjoy a culinary and unforgettable lunch during the Restaurant Week?

Le chêne serves a nostalgic 10-course chef’s journey tasting menu during Restaurant Week.

Don't miss this chance to discover Le chêne and try their delicious journey tasting menu for only R749.

Please note: Seats are limited. Only online bookings will be accepted.

Are there any dietary requirements? Please mention this on the reservation form so the restaurant can take this into account.

Restaurant Week 10-Course Chef’s Journey Tasting Menu:

Enjoyed with a complimentary glass of MCC on arrival

Amuse Bouche

Estate Bread Course

Foraged Porcini Cured Springbok Tartare
beetroot carpaccio | spiced sultana gel | turmeric | fynbos pickled mustard
Kloof Street Swartland Rouge 2018


“Naartjello” Cured and Cold Smoked Franschhoek Trout
mountain buchu | estate herb emulsion | valley verde
BAS Chardonnay 2018

Chef’s Taster

Beetroot Cured Sustainable Seabass Ceviche
elements of citrus | avocado emulsion | smoked dehydrated chili
Kloof Street Chenin Blanc 2020


Burrata Salad (V)
estate heirloom tomato ragout | wild rosemary shortbread | foraged wild herbs
Mullineux Syrah 2017

Palate Cleanser

18 Hour Confit Karoo Lamb Neck
pea and rivercress puree | edamame | Brussel sprout | pearl onion cups | roasted butternut | spheres | lamb jus
BAS “Rooi” 2014


Sustainable Line Caught Hake
prawn and estate salted lemon and garden pea risotto | aerated bisque
Mullineux “Flora” 2018

“Between the oaks” Estate Acorns Pre-Dessert

“Tribute to Local Honey” - Bavarois
molten glaze | bee pollen | brûlée meringue | rose caviar
Mullineux Straw Wine 2018


Bittersweet 70% Valrhona Chocolate Torte
passion fruit cremeaux | elements of citrus | lime frozen yoghurt
Mullineux Straw Wine 2018

Petit Fours

Restaurant Week 10-Course Chef’s Journey Tasting Menu – R749 / R1199 wine pairing
Add French cheese course – R265

Enjoyed with a complimentary glass of MCC on arrival

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What 2 people say about Le chêne

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"Great food "
10.0 Cuisine 10 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Lovely views, incredible food and people

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Andrew Mahakata at 06 April 2021

"Amazing experience "
9.7 Cuisine 9 | Service 10 | Atmosphere 10

Everything was just excellent

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Aluta Bungane at 05 April 2021

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Dassenberg Rd 7690 Franschhoek

About Le chêne

The Restaurant

Darren Badenhorst’s newest venture is the fully renovated space at the Manor House on the exclusive Leeu Estates in Franschhoek. Le chêne, meaning “The oak tree”, is another testament to the culinary capital where Badenhorst has become synonymous in delivering fine cuisine at his first establishment, Le coin Français. This sister property, with sweeping panoramic views within the glass observatory dining room offers a selection of two or three course dining experiences with the option to add on various courses to create a full tasting menu experience. Utilizing only the finest local ingredients off the estate itself, the menu is a true testament to the diversity and beauty of the region.

Darren Badenhorst

Multiple award-winning Chef de cuisine and owner, Darren Badenhorst, will take diners on a journey through his interpretations of nostalgic food memories encompassing “art on a plate” and leading them through a unique culinary exploration of flavours, textures and interactive creations.

Oelof Vorster

Heading up the kitchen is internationally experienced Head Chef, Oelof Vorster. After spending time in some of South Africa’s finest establishments chef Oelof brings a wealth of knowledge to the Le chêne team. Creativity and thinking outside of the box is what he does best, implementing classic French techniques with modern flair and ingenuity.

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