The Sweet Service Award goes to Café Benedict in Franschhoek, and its Manager/Chef Llewellyn Lambert. On Sunday I met Tweeter Rachel there for a cappuccino, which led to a second cup, as we had much to share about Twitter and restaurants. With the second cup Llewellyn sent each of us a complimentary plate of his lovely Eggs Benedict.
The Sour Service Award goes to the Grand Café and Beach on Granger Bay, for its misleading invitation sent via the French South African Chamber of Commerce to what appears to be the Alliance Française mailing list, to attend the La Fête de la Musique at The Grand on Tuesday. On arrival, there appeared to be no host, and the manager seemed surprised when I mentioned the invitation. He said it meant that entrance to the music evening was free, and that one could sit down, and eat and drink at one’s own expense! No one from the Chamber or from The Grand welcomed the guests, despite the invitation ending: “We will be delighted to meet you there and celebrate together and with the world this very special event” . To add insult to injury, one had to pay for the parking, which was not indicated on arrival.
The WhaleTales Sweet & Sour Service Awards are presented every Friday on the WhaleTales blog. Nominations for the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be sent to Chris von Ulmenstein at email@example.com. Past winners of the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be read on the Friday posts of this blog, and in the WhaleTales newsletters on the www.whalecottage.com website.