Book now for fundraising dinner with Franschhoek’s top chefs and SA sports stars

Hugeunot monument by Robert Wallace

Franschhoek’s Hugeunot Monument. Photograph by Robert Wallace.

The Sporting Stars Dinner at Franschhoek Cellars on 16 August 2014 will see four top Franschhoek chefs prepare a four-course dinner, with each table hosted by a sports star. All proceeds of the black tie event will go to the Franschhoek Hospice.

Reuben Riffel of Reuben’s, Michelle Theron of Pierneef à La Motte, Pieter de Jager from Leopard’s Leap and Neil Jewell from Bread & Wine will be cooking for the evening, as well as entertaining diners with live demos.

A sporting celebrity will host each of the 20 tables. Among the hosts will be rugby star Rob Lowe and his surfer daughter Roxy Lowe, and rugby players Pat Lambie, Anton Bressler, Morne du Plessis, Brendan Venter and Percy Montgomery.

There will also be live music by two guitarists as well as an auction of items including a chef’s dinner for 10 people at the winner’s residence, award-winning charcuterie by Neil Jewell, a meal cooked by Reuben Riffel, wine and a piece of jewellery from ANPA.

Chef Reuben Riffel of Reuben’s. Photograph courtesy of the restaurant.

Chef Reuben Riffel of Reuben’s. Photograph courtesy of the restaurant.

Tickets cost R1000 per person. To book yours, contact Colleen Douglas at

The event is kindly sponsored by L’Ermitage Franschhoek Chateau and Villas. All proceeds will go to the Franschhoek Hospice, a non-profit organisation that offers care to people in Franschhoek communities who experience a life-threatening disease or who are challenged by chronic and acute conditions. At present Franschhoek Hospice care for 265 patients, 57 of whom are children, and is wholly dependent on income from fundraising events, sales in the Hospice shop and donations.


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