Introducing Zunia Bouchers-Myers and Melanie Paltoglou at Avontuur Restaurant: 2022 Top 10 Women Chefs



Last month Chefs Zunia Boucher-Myers and Melanie Paltoglou of Avontuur Restaurant were named as 2022 Top 10 Women Chefs in the Cape.

It was a lucky month for the two chef owners, whose Avontuur Restaurant was also named as Best Date Night Restaurant in the KFm 30 Best in the Cape.

The Top 10 Women Chefs in Cape Town and the Winelands were announced on Women’s Day. Each winner receives a 1 litre tube of Rio Large Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Top 10 Women Chefs in Cape Town and the Winelands: 2022

We dropped off the Rio Largo Extra Virgin olive oil gift at Avontuur Restaurant, and were lucky to find Zunia in the kitchen. She was very excited about the Kfm Award, the restaurant winning it for the second year running. The evening before our visit on a Saturday their dinner was fully booked for the first time since Lockdown commenced in 2020. She told us that they have amended their menu, having added more hearty dishes for winter. She was grateful to receive her tube of Rio Largo Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

We are grateful to Brenda Wilkinson of RIO LARGO Olive Estate for sponsoring a gift of its beautiful colourful Extra Virgin Olive Oil packs to our Top 10 Women Chefs.

RIO LARGO is a producer of award-winning olive oils, its estate located on the Southern banks of the Breede River, between Worcester and Robertson. It comprises olive orchards with 18000 trees, with Frantoio, Leccino, Coratina and FS-17 cultivars, vines, an olive nursery, and a state-of-the-art olive processing and bottling plant. The sunshine hours and cold winters of the estate make the location perfect for olive growing. The Olive Oil is available in 500 ml, 1 litre and 2 litre packs. It is a proudly South African olive oil brand.


Avontuur Restaurant, R44, Stellenbosch – Somerset West. Tel (021) 855-4296 Instagram: @avontuur_restaurant

RIO LARGO Olive Estate, Scherpenheuvel, between Robertson and Worcester. Cell 082 688 0578 Instagram : @riolargooliveestate

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