Foliage Restaurant – Franschhoek Restaurant

Foliage Restaurant

Foliage Restaurant is owned by Chef-patron and renowned forager, Chris Erasmus (previously chef at Pierneef at La Motte).
This new 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 somewhere.
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)

Sample Menu
Smoked Bay Leaf Cheesecake
Charcoal-roasted Beetroot & Courgette Salad
Shanghai Braised Beef Cheek
Franschhoek Trout
Spier Beef Rib
Smoked Yellowtail
Smoked Tomato Risotto
BBQ Afrikaner Beef Brisket
Braised Kudu Shank
Pulled Free-Range Suckling Pig
Pan-Fried Angelfish
Foliage Restaurant
  Trading Hours

Monday to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner
Closed on Sundays


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