Young blood in the kitchen of Franschhoek stalwart Monneaux has reanimated the menu… and it’s drawing quite a crowd. BY RICHARD HOLMES PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRUCE TUCK
In the heart of Franschhoek, the acclaimed Monneaux Restaurant offers freshness, creativity, and generosity on every plate, without compromising on technique or elegance.
Headed by visionary young chef Calvin Metior as of November 2019, this stalwart of the Cape Winelands' dining scene has reconceptualised its dining offering from pass to plate. The focus is on showcasing Monneaux's true identity through seasonality, responsibly-sourced local produce and self-sustainability.
"Franschhoek Country House and Villas offers 5 * luxury accommodation in a setting that will transport you to a beautiful French village. Invited for an overnight stay with dinner at their restaurant Monneaux, the husband and I felt ever so fancy...and with good cause because it's an absolutely stunning place to get away from it all."