We’re thrilled at the announcement that our world-renowned dinner restaurant, The Tasting Room, came third overall in the 2014 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, and also won the Grolsch Service Excellence Award!
Dubbed the ‘Foodie Oscars’, the glittering gala was held on Sunday 16 November 2014 at Thunder City at the Cape Town International Airport.
“It’s fantastic!” says Executive Chef Margot Janse of the award. “I’m very grateful for the recognition and incredibly proud of my team. I work with amazing chefs, in the most inspiring of settings.”
“I am so proud!” says Susan Huxter, owner of Le Quartier Français. “Service is so important to us and this passionate team embodies the Le Quartier spirit in everything they do.”
The annual ceremony and resulting magazine, awards the country’s top restaurants and chefs, and is a celebration of the burgeoning restaurant industry in South Africa.
“The Tasting Room celebrated its tenth anniversary this year,” says Margot. “Plus, Gerald van der Walt [previously of The Greenhouse] has joined our team as Head Chef and together we are rethinking, playing, creating….”
This will be the thirteenth year; The Tasting Room has made it onto the Top 10, in the sixteen years that this award has existed.
“Great front-of-house skills are matched with bold personalities” says Judge, Abigail Donnelly, of the Grolsch Service award and “consistently genius food dazzles and thrills with a magical element of surprise” of The Tasting Room.
Judge Reuben Riffel remarked, “Margot Janse is at the top of her game & is clearly having a lot of fun.”
We are also so elated that our lunch time restaurant, Bread & Wine, was nominated for The Eat Out Top 10 and Head Chef Neil Jewell served up a scrumptious course of his award winning charcuterie for this star studded event.
Click here to see all the other winners – congratulations to you all!