Iconic Grande Roche

 

THIS year marks the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Grande Roche Hotel; a remarkable milestone for this celebrated address in the Paarl winelands. And with the town first named for the ‘pearls’ of granite which shimmer on the mountain slopes above, it’s by happy coincidence that the ‘pearl’ is also widely celebrated as the symbol for 30 years of marriage.

It’s certainly been an eventful three decades, and after the two turbulent years of the Covid-19 pandemic owners Hansie and Theresa Britz – Paarl residents who bought the property in 2019 – once again welcome guests and locals to a re-energised Grande Roche Hotel.

Perhaps the most exciting new development comes with the appointment of Kevin Grobler as Head Chef of The Grande Roche Restaurant. The hotel has long enjoyed a reputation as a destination for gourmands, and Grobler’s arrival in the kitchen marks a pivotal moment in that journey.

 

Kevin Grobler |  Head Chef at The Grande Roche Restaurant

 

 

The talented chef’s illustrious career includes leading the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurant JAN in Nice, as well as the acclaimed Delaire Graff Restaurant in Stellenbosch. At Grande Roche the refreshed restaurant space offers a sense of heritage grandeur with contemporary touches, and a menu built on both seasonality, experience and innovation.

 

The scene for a memorable cuisine

For overnight guests the hotel’s spacious suites offer an elegant address amid the vineyards of Paarl. While each suite offers its own unique charm, a celebration of both local flora and the farm’s rich history is a common thread throughout the property. Wooden beams and exposed thatch neatly encapsulate the rich winelands heritage of Grande Roche, while striking fynbos-inspired signature wallpapers provide a vibrant splash of colour.

The scene to wake up to

To celebrate the hotel’s 30th anniversary Grande Roche is offering two fantastic accommodation packages for guests to experience all that the hotel has to offer. These offers are well priced for 2 guests— not per person.

 

Grande Roche 30th Anniversary Package #1

  • One night’s accommodation for two guests in a Terrace Suite [breakfast included]
  • Sunset canapés and signature cocktail of the day
  • A four-course gourmet dinner experience at The Grande Roche Restaurant
  • A bottle of selected Under Oaks estate wine to be enjoyed with dinner

Priced at R4 950.00, based on 2 persons sharing

Grande Roche 30th Anniversary Package #2  

  • One night’s accommodation for two guests in a Terrace Suite [breakfast included]
  • Sunset canapés and signature cocktail of the day
  • A 4-course gourmet dinner experience at The Grande Roche Restaurant
  • A bottle of selected Under Oaks estate wine to be enjoyed with dinner
  • A 60-minute couples’ massage

Priced at R6 450.00, based on 2 persons sharing

Both packages may be extended upon request, with additional nights booked at a cost of R3 500.00 per night, including accommodation and breakfast.

For booking enquiries, email info@granderoche.co.za or call call +27 [0]21 863 5100. Also enquire about the beautiful High Teas on offer this winter as well as Chef Grobler’s monthly Food & Wine Celebration Dinners

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