Informatie over Franck Dangereux chef in Zuid-Afrika
|Informatie over Franck Dangereux
For feisty Franck Dangereux, award winning chef and author of the acclaimed book Feast, The Foodbarn in Noordhoek at the Cape is a new and rewarding challenge, one where he can give full reign to his stunning creative talents and boundless energy. While cooking remains a passion, The Foodbarn is demanding in many other ways.
For the 10 years that he ran the kitchen at La Colombe, the award-winning French restaurant on Cape Town's Constantia Uitsig wine estate, Franck Dangereux was hailed by many as the best chef in Africa. An émigré from Provence, Dangereux blended traditional French cuisine with South African ingredients to such perfection that he earned a spot on Restaurant Magazine's list of the world's 50 best restaurants in 2006. Then he quit.
Dangereux didn't explicitly say he was finding the whole high-class restaurant thing pretentious. But what he did was to take over a small replica barn in a rustic-style shopping center in one of Cape Town's more distant suburbs, floor it with linoleum and call it the Food Barn. The result may be the best value fine dining on the continent, if not anywhere.
At The Foodbarn Franck has created a most delightful, simple country restaurant and deli drawing on his food memories of the South of France; fragrant breads, scented confiture, good cheeses, carefully selected wines and a menu of thoughtfully chosen dishes. Dishes that are similar but more informal than those he created at La Colombe, Constantia Uitsig, which earned him an international reputation, tastes which still draw Capetonians and visitors alike in their droves. It is not surprising that many of his afffecionados have followed!