“We’re thrilled to be featured once again on this prestigious list,” said Susan Huxter, owner of Le Quartier Français. “To be recognised as one of the world’s best restaurants is an honor we don’t take lightly-and our recurrent position illustrates the passion and dedication of Executive Chef Margot Janse and her team.”
The Tasting Room has maintained a spot on this celebrated list since 2002; in 2010 Margot Janse was notably the only female chef to achieve a place in the World Top 50.
The Tasting Room has been a consistent competitor on the world-renowned list. In 2011, The Tasting Room took the 36th spot as well as the title of Best Restaurant in Africa and the Middle East. In 2012, the trend continued with 56th position and in 2013, 53rd.
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français is the stage for Chef Margot Janse and her unique eight course, contemporary African inspired surprise tasting menu. “I have no signature dish, South Africa is my signature,” says Margot Janse.
Thanks to Le Quartier Français for the press release and photos.
We love this behind the scenes photo from our friends at Nomad Tanzania, whose gorgeous Tanzania camps include some of our favorite properties in all of Africa!
“When preparing our camps for the new season, “sourcing local” is a way of life for our designers. There’s no IKEA down the road where we can buy lampshades and bedspreads (even if we wanted to) so we have to be particularly imaginative. Village ladies accustomed to weaving baskets to carry vegetables to the market turn their skills to creating entirely unique pieces for Lamai Serengeti and Mkombe’s House Lamai under the watchful eye of Joanna Cooke.”Courtesy of Nomad Tanzania.