Foliage Restaurant is owned by Chef-patron and renowned forager,
Chris Erasmus (previously chef at Pierneef at La Motte).
restaurant gem is located in the heart of Franschhoek Village – the
gourmet capital of South Africa.
The setting of Foliage
Restaurant, much like the menu, falls somewhere between upmarket
bistro and contemporary farmhouse.
For Erasmus, foraged edible
plants and mushrooms are an essential part of beautifying plates,
flavouring stocks and reducing food costs on a small, seasonal menu
rich in flavour.
Much of that inspiration comes from Erasmus’
“field to fork” ethos.
The backbone of the menu is what can be
foraged from the surrounding hills and it’s a rare morning if you
don’t find Chris, the patron of Foliage Restaurant, out there
At Foliage Restaurant, anything goes and we build
the menu around what’s growing now, what’s available and we play
around with that.
Working for myself I get inspired by nature and
what is fresh.
“In a sense, Chris and his foraging boots
have finally been set free. Wild ingredients loom large, with
everything from wild geese to wild mushrooms and wild herbs ending up
on the plate in some shape or form. With this changing harvest, the
menu is tweaked almost daily according to what lands up in the
kitchen.” – Richard Holmes (Eat Out Mag)
Smoked Bay Leaf Cheesecake
Beetroot & Courgette Salad
Shanghai Braised Beef
Spier Beef Rib
BBQ Afrikaner Beef Brisket
Braised Kudu Shank
Pulled Free-Range Suckling Pig
Monday to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner
Closed on Sundays
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