Monday, February 23, 2009

Sad news from the Grande Roche Hotel

Dear Friends, Industry Colleagues and Guests

It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of our friend and colleague, Frank Zlomke, on Sunday evening, 22nd February, after a lengthy illness.

This great man will be sorely missed by all at, and connected with, the Grande Roche Hotel. After 17 years, he not only made his mark on the hotel, but all over the world.

Frank, one of the most loved and respected chefs in the world, will be remembered for his calm approach to life and his dedication to his family and his work.

Our sincerest condolences go to his wife, Fahema, and two sons Azar and Keanu. Our thoughts and prayers are with them, during this difficult time.

Garnet Basson

Cigar lovers have fond memories of the meals Frank prepared over many years when the Cigar Club gathered at Bosmans for dinners.