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
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
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
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
Restaurant Week 10-Course Chef’s Journey Tasting Menu – R749 / R1199 wine pairing
Add French cheese course – R265
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What 2 people say about Le chêne
Lovely views, incredible food and people
Everything was just excellent
About Le chêne
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.
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.
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.