There are exciting developments happening at Paarl’s iconic Grande Roche Hotel. The historic five-star property has been acquired by local entrepreneurs Hansie and Theresa Britz after three decades of offshore ownership. The hotel is set to undergo transformation, with the first phase scheduled to begin in June, when the hotel will be closed for a month.
The revamp comes with the establishment of a completely new and enlarged restaurant that will replace the current Bosman’s Restaurant. The larger space will accommodate around 90 guests and occupy the entire floor of the hotel’s familiar main building. Named Viande (meaning meat in French), the new restaurant will be headed up by renowned TV celebrity chef Pete Goffe-Wood.
“Viande will be country-style with a nose-to-tail menu,” says chef Goffe-Wood. Special attention will also be given to local produce, with the existing herb garden being expanded to include vegetables. There’s also a new cocktail bar, which will be serving inspired tapas and an expanded range of drinks.
Once the renovations are complete, Viande will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with Sunday brunch on the cards as well.
Stay tuned to Eat Out for further developments.
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