Awards

Award Winners

EAT OUT AWARDS WINNERS 2002

Restaurant of the year: La Madeleine
Chef of the year: Margot Janse
Server of the year: Franco McKellar
Outstanding front-of-house: Cape Colony and Bosman’s
African restaurant of the year: Moyo, Melrose Arch
Indian restaurant of the year: Bukhara
Special award: Walter Ulz

Top 10
Blue Danube
Bosman’s
Cape Colony
Haute Cabriere
Jemima’s
La Colombe
La Cucina Di Ciro
La Madeleine
Le Quartier Francais
Yum

Judging

JUDGING 2002

The Top 10 honours chefs that are innovative, enthusiastic, consistent, most of all, honest. The trick is to find cuisineiers who correctly interpret their target market and who steer clear of those who try too hard and forget – whatever their cooking style and whether the restaurant is formal or casual – that it’s all about paying homage to exquisite ingredients and plating them perfectly. Bu restaurant need to deliver a whole lot more than great food to catch the eye. Mood, setting, winelist and service (of both food and wine) are vital to create a top-notch mix. Top 10 nominations come from Eat Out’s regional editors and a broader base of gourmets including professional restaurant critics, food lovers, Eat Out readers and browsers on the Eat Out website. Restaurant in the running are rigorously judged and they are all evaluated on their own aspirations. This year present an interesting mix. Alongside swanky cuisine we have food on the cutting edge, country cooking and casual bistro fare. What they all have in common is loads of style and enough creative energy to make them better than the rest.

Review Team

EAT OUT REVIEW TEAM 2002

Lannice Snyman
Victor Strugo
Gwynne Conlyn
Nonnie Dedekind
Kim Maxwell
Errieda du Toit
Kat Kossuth
Francois Ferreira
Lew Elias
Gillian McAinsh
Anne Stevens

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