An unforgettable Sunday lunch at SunExhibits Centre at GrandWest set the scene for the announcement of South Africa’s top culinary talent at the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.
S.Pellegrino Chef of the Year: Scot Kirton of La Colombe
Service Excellence Award: The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français (Franschhoek)
Nederburg Rising Star: Carmen Muller of The Tasting Centre at Rupert & Rothschild (Franschhoek)
Wine Service Award: Lloyd Jusa at Five Hundred at The Saxon (Sandton, Johannesburg)
Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award (in association with Novus Holdings): Liz McGrath
Boschendal Style Award: Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort Hotel (Constantia, Cape Town)
Woolworths TASTE Eat Out Bursary: Charlton de Ruiter
The judges who worked alongside Eat Out Editor and Chief Judge Abigail Donnelly to determine this year’s winners were Jackie Cameron, Benny Masekwameng and Siba Mtongana. Find out more about the judges here.