A firm long-term favourite among Johannesburg diners, the charming La Vie en Rose Restaurant is now located at the Killarney Country Club, in an expansive, modern and inviting purpose-built space.
KCC La Vie en Rose, as it’s now known, presents the same indoor-outdoor feel, owner-run involvement and appealing touches of its Illovo predecessor, but in a setting made all the more remarkable by lush lawns; floor-to-ceiling windows and stacking doors; stylish design and décor; and secure, central location in the country club’s grounds.
Expect muted rainbow stone, wrought iron balustrading, shades of grey with occasional pink accents and wooden feature walls. Expect cutting-edge light fittings, over-sized ceramic tiles and a pale granite bar counter. Expect gorgeously appointed unisex restrooms in wood, glass and chrome, as well as a pram/wheelchair-friendly area.
Yanky says, “We had big dreams and couldn’t be more excited about how they’ve come to life. Our little restaurant has grown up and we’re proud to have created a space that will be the backdrop for some very special memories”.
Outside is the al fresco seating for which La Vie has long been loved, only bigger, and complemented by a free-standing stage: fully powered and finished in wood and tile. There’s sexy signage throughout, plus the tongue-in-cheek messaging and frivolous cheer that’s become so widely associated with owners Yanky Woolf and Rony Ezerzer
There’s also a special L-shaped bench area, complete with soft cushions, for more informal gatherings – this is known as Charlie’s Corner, in honour of a long-term patron.
The space itself is 238m2 and can accommodate 300 guests. Its 40 staff is set to grow to 60, so that the brand can achieve the same levels of sincere attention, dedicated service, delicious food and smooth function handling they’re known for. The menu, too, is due to evolve slightly in due course.
Says Rony, “I’ve finally got my dream kitchen, so watch this space, we’ve been having fun. You’ll still find our old crowd pleasers such as the deep fried toblorone and homemade burgers, but we’ll be sneaking in a few new sensations that will be sure to tickle your tastebuds.”
As for the Killarney Country Club, KCC President Gary Levy is thrilled at the addition of La Vie en Rose and its loyal following to KCC’s portfolio. He says, “Killarney Country Club is excited with the new offering its members, guests and visitors, the creative and delicious cuisine of La Vie en Rose. Located in the heart of Johannesburg, KCC La Vie en Rose welcomes everyone to enjoy our new garden jewel.”
KCC La Vie en Rose is open 7 days a week, Monday to Sunday. On Mondays its trading hours are 7am to 4pm and from Tuesday to Sunday the restaurant welcomes diners from 7am to 10pm. Parties, showers, celebrations and corporates welcome.
To book or enquire about KCC La Vie En Rose, call (011)268~6144 or visit the WEBSITE
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