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Cannes-born chef Franck Dangereaux heads up one of Cape Town's most superb restaurants, where he pays tribute to the cuisine of his native France. To some extent being responsible for placing the city on the global foodie map, Dangereaux years ago started La Colombe in Constantia, and led it into the world restaurant rankings. Here, in country-feel Noordhoek, he offers heavenly dining in a more down-to-earth setting, and at more down-to-earth prices. The venue is a relaxed, blue-hued space that might indeed pass for a refashioned barn, filled with light and air. Try the incomparable seared trout or the roasted rack of lamb with its delicious thyme jus and anchovy butter, but do save space for one of the decadent desserts. There is also a selection of vegetarian dishes. Dangereaux regularly throws in an hour-long cooking demonstration as a pre-meal appetizer. Those in the mood for a lighter, café-style experience can try the nearby Food Barn Deli, one of the best delis in Cape Town, with a selection of over-the-counter and off-the-shelf fresh-baked goods, cured meats, and artisanal foodstuffs; it also serves breakfasts and lunches, good coffee, and tapas Tuesday through Saturday.