Well the Award is a mouthful just like Abigail Donnelly is going to be having a lot of as she is once again head judge for these prestigious awards. As a chef I have always secretly dreamed of having a job like Abigail Donnelly but this is the time of the year I become especially jealous as she gets to be wined and dined by SA's top restaurants and chefs while she chooses the top 10 list for the year.
The nominees are:
Bread and Wine
Camphors at Vergelegen
Delaire Graff Estate Restaurant
The Kitchen at Maison
Pierneef a La Motte
The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Rust en Vrede
The Tasting Room
The Test Kitchen
The awards are for Restaurant of the Year, Eat Out San Pellegrino Chef of the year, Service Excellence and Restaurant of the year.
Some of the above mentioned establishments have been on this list as long as I can remember so I am happy to see the high standards being upheld year after year as we all know how tough and challenging it is as well as a few newbies giving them a run for their money as they say.
The Awards will take place on the 10 November 2013 at The Lookout at the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town.
There will be a few other best of awards taking place at the ceremony like best Asian Restaurant, Best Italian etc and a new judging process is being put in place where the candidates will see their scores.
Its a great job but also tough as peoples tastes and perceptions differ but the top restaurants are all excellent and I am happy there is such an anticipation for these awards.
Tickets to attend may be purchased at R1450pp from Julie Potgieter on 021-417 1257 or on firstname.lastname@example.org
Article Copyright by Tamsyn Wells