Le Quartier Français: Margot Janse is crowned Chef of the Year 2012!

Le Quartier Français – Margot Janse is crowned Chef of the Year 2012!

Franschhoek, Cape Winelands / South Africa

Margot Janse

Margot Janse

Margot Janse is crowned Chef of the Year 2012 and The Tasting Room claims the number two spot in the Top Ten Restaurants!

On Sunday 25 November 2012, at the glittering ceremony of the 2012 Eat Out DSTV Food Network Restaurant Awards the 10 best restaurants in South Africa were announced along with a host of other winners in additional categories.

South Africa’s most prestigious restaurant awards are also known as ‘the foodie Oscars’ and the country’s top chefs came dressed accordingly—trading their whites for evening wear and celebrated with the cream of the fine dining restaurant crop.

Le Quartier Français - Margot Janse is crowned Chef of the Year 2012!

Le Quartier Français – Margot Janse is crowned Chef of the Year 2012!

Not only did The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais Hotel in Franschhoek claim the number two spot in the Eat Out Top 10, but in a culinary coup, Margot Janse, the executive chef, was crowned Chef of the Year 2012. Bruce Palling, Eat Out’s international judge had this to say about Janse: “Here is a chef with superb classical training, yet with a sense of playfulness. I would rank my dinner here with the best I have had anywhere in the past year. I was blown away by the playfulness and the complete self-assurance of a professional.”

This is the 11th time The Tasting Room in the magnificent Cape Winelands of South Africa has made it into the Eat Out Top 10, and Margot was also awarded Chef of the Year in 2002.  Le Quartier Francais Hotel in Franschhoek is a member hotel of the prestigious Relais & Chateaux Hotels.

The Tasting Room is open for dinners Tuesday to Saturday from 7.00 pm.

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