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Is there no end to what the multi- talented Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen will get up to?

Now the prestigious La Motte estate in Franschhoek is introducing JAN Franschhoek, an exceptional, seasonal food and wine experience presented from a charming 19th-century historic cottage, Veepos, right in the middle of the Franschhoek Valley’s most picturesque lavender fields. Based on the popular TV series, JAN RSVP, this culinary encounter shares a nostalgic story with food as told by South Africa’s first Michelin-starred chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen.


“As a family, we are always looking for interesting and creative ways to share our passion for wine and food with our guests. We’ve been fans of Jan Hendrik’s dinner table storytelling since enjoying his Michelin starred experience in Nice and we are honoured and excited to host him and his team in the Franschhoek Valley. We can’t wait to offer guests a delicious once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience at La Motte”, says CEO of La Motte, Hein Koegelenberg.

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“I remember always seeing this little house in the middle of the Franschhoek Valley lavender fields at La Motte and wondering why it was not a super exclusive little eatery” says Jan Hendrik, who regards his latest culinary adventure as a tribute to his early years in the winelands, when he was honing his skills and discovering the beauty of the area.


JAN Franschhoek will take guests through a unique dining experience comprising of one half tasting menu and one half customised à la carte dining where guests can choose between the Mountain Menu and River Menu options. The culinary offering, crafted from 100% local ingredients and inspired by regional cuisine, combines traditional and modern techniques in the creation of a series of dishes inspired by the JAN Library’s formidable collection of cookbooks, one of the largest in South Africa.



JAN Franschhoek will be open for dinner bookings on select dates from 1 December 2022 until 31 May 2023.
The experience starts with a welcome in the La Motte Manor House (18:30) before dinner begins at 19:00.


Visit JAN Franschhoek for more information and reservations.


T +27 (0)21 876 9115


Cost: R2500 per person


JAN Franschhoek’s team will include a culinary collective led by JAN Group Executive Chef Antro Davel and Head Chef Anzette Klynhans operating under Jan Hendrik as Culinary Director.