4 courses and 4 matched Champagnes including the incredible2007 Cuvee Des Hussards (sold out globally)
Wednesday 16th October, 7pm sharp.
Tickets are very limited.
Or speak with us +61 (02) 9167 2921
For centuries in the Mediterranean 'Lingua Franca' was adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages were different.
We take inspiration from the legend of our name and embrace diversity, inclusion and openness in everything we do today.
Franca welcomes people with open hands and open minds.
With an extensive career in hospitality spanning over 20 years, early exposure to some of the finest restaurants in Sydney and London coupled with prolific research of venues throughout Europe and the US , proved influential to Andrew’s developing style, which saw him working in management under Alain Ducasse at Ian Schrager’s five star Sanderson Hotel in Soho for two years before being approached to open and operate London’s exclusive members 333 Club in 2002.
From London, Andrew headed back to Australia where he became Co-Owner and Operator of the Roxbury Hotel; Licensee of Keystone Hospitality’s Fringe Bar, and eventually Owner and Operator of Sydney’s answer to a European Wonderland / Cotes D’ Azur themed luxury venue Pelicano, which is now one of the most recognised and publicised venues in Sydney.
After spending many years overseas mastering his hospitality management and operational skills across many venues in the UK, Alex moved to Australia in 2013 where his unique understanding of energy, diversity and culture in a hospitality setting, has been successfully introduced to some of Sydney’s most high profile venues including The Argyle and The Cut and Pelicano, where he is also General Manager.
Alex’s passion behind creating an impeccable dining experience, from the moment the customer makes the booking to well after they have left the venue, is what positions Franca in a league of its own. He is leading an exciting team who are carving a contemporary and innovative approach to hospitality, with customer service skills to rival some the best hospitality venues in the world.
In April 2019, owner Andrew Becher and partner Alex Cameron announced Alexis Besseau as Franca’s Executive Chef.
Growing up in France, Alexis’ less-is-more approach to cooking is rooted in a lifelong connection to Europe and a deep reverence for his ingredients and their unique regional qualities. His reinterpretation of classic French fare on the menu at Franca has allowed him to embrace a cooking style that showcases a superb variety of seasonal Australian ingredients, with an acute balance between simplicity and indulgence, restraint and innovation.
At just twenty eight years of age, Alexis’s years of cooking have seen him hone his craft at esteemed international Michelin-Starred establishments such as L’Arpege (Paris) , Ermitage au Lac (Switzerland) and Epice (Sao Paulo); three Rosettes Clos Maggiore (London); and hatted restaurants Est. and Bathers Pavilion in Sydney.
Alexis was recently awarded the coveted “30 under 30” award in 2018 and is renowned for pushing the creative boundaries in the kitchen.
Let us take care of your special celebration or corporate event in the main dining room or private dining space. From a business luncheon or birthday celebration to a product launch or intimate rehearsal dinner, our specialist events team will be on hand to make sure your event is seamless and spectacular.
Please contact our reservations and special events team at email@example.com for further information or to book an appointment to see the venue and discuss your options.
12pm – 12am, Friday and Saturday
12pm – 10pm, Sunday
5.30pm – 12am, Monday to Thursday
Tables can be booked directly online, by phone on (02) 9167 2921 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tables of 9+ will be required to order from one of our set menus
Credit card details are required for bookings of 6+
Private Function Hire available at all times
Email our reservations team directly on email@example.com and we'll help arrange your next celebration, corporate event or product launch.
To take advantage of our birthday offer group size must be a minimum of 4 people dining off of our Classique set menu ($85 p.p.) The offer can be redeemed once per calendar year and only between Sunday – Thursday.