The Awards took place yesterday the 25th of November at the Westin in Cape Town, being a chef myself, we all aim to work at a nominated or winning restaurant or of course be on the list ourselves. The restaurants are judged on very strict criteria judging all aspects, food, taste, presentation, service and ambience. The judges for the awards were Abigail Donnely and Bruce Palling a Wall Street food columnist as well as taking the online audience votes into account.
Margot Janse of the Tasting room took the Chef of the Year Award.
Luke Dale Roberts, Test Kitchen won best restaurant.
Service Excellence, Rust en Vrede
Alicia Wilkinson od Silwood Kitchen won the Lifetime achievement award.
Best Asian Restaurant, Saigon.
Best Italian Restaurant, Cafe Del Sol
Best Steakhouse, Carne SA
Best country Style, Fresh at Paul Cluver
Best Bistro, 9th Avenue Bistro
Boschendal Award, Green House at Babylonstoren
Taste Eat Out Bursary, Damien Stemmet
Top 10 Restaurants:
1. Test Kitchen
2. The Tasting Room
3. Jordan Restaurant
5. Rust en Vrede
6. DW Eleven-13
7. La Colombe
8. The Greenhouse
10. Hartford house
If anybody would like to take me to any of these restaurants on this list, I will be a very happy girl, Book soon as they are all going to be very busy this season.
Go out and buy your new Eat Out magazine for 2013 and never wonder where to go eat again, I use it all year round.
Thank to New Media for the Photo's, Eat Out and The Food Network for partnering up and sponsoring these awards.
Article Copyright by Tamsyn Wells