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This just in: La Colombe chef to open new casual-style eatery in winelands

La Colombe chef Scot Kirton has just announced his plans to open a casual-style restaurant in the heart of Franschhoek.

Located near La Petite Colombe in the Le Quartier Français boutique hotel, the new restaurant – named Protégé – will take over the now-closed Garden Room and Bar, which will re-open as the new casual-style eatery in late October 2018.

Chef Scot Kirton. Photo by Jan Ras.

Scot is proud to be part of the process of recognising young talented chefs and giving them the opportunity to put themselves on the map. In keeping with this, Protégé will see La Colombe and Foxcroft alumnus Stephen Raaff head the kitchen team, with Rebecca Warner overseeing the front-of-house.

Protégé will have a more casual, comfortable approach than that of his number 7 restaurant and the à la carte menu will be influenced by Asian and French cuisine.

The Franschhoek setting for Protégé. Photo supplied.

The restaurant space is set to be designed around the central show kitchen, with al fresco dining planned at both ends of the restaurant.

Protégé will be open for breakfasts, lunches and dinners.

Stay tuned to Eat Out for updates.

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