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Kfm 30 Best of the Cape Awards 2023 announced

Today Kfm, the Cape’s largest radio station, announced its 30 Best of the Cape businesses in the Western Cape, having narrowed down its Top 5 Finalists in each category after its 1,2 million listeners voted, and revealing the 30 category winners.

The 30 winners are the following:

Eat & Drink :

*. Best Breakfast Spot : Bo-Kaap Deli

*. Best Date Night Restaurant : Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

*. Best Takeaway Spot: Butler’s Pizza

*. Best Coffee: Bootlegger Coffee Company

*. Best Pet-friendly Eatery : The Grill Shack

*. Best Local Craft Beer: Darling Brew in Woodstock

*. Best Family Restaurant: Ashley’s Family Restaurant in Goodwood

*. Best Farm Stall: Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw

‘. Best Biltong: J&M

*. Best Bakery : Ou Meul Bakery & Café

*. Best Local Craft Spirit Brand: Hout Bay Harbour Distillery in Hout Bay

Fan Favorites

*. Best Professional Sports Team or Person : DHL Stormers

*. Best Amateur Sports Club : Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point

*. Best Local Musician : YoungstaCPT

Business

*. Best Hairdresser: The Mom Salon in Kuilsriver

*. Best Barber: Moustache Barber Shop in Camps Bay

*. Best Place to Sweat: Parkrun

*. Best Neighbourhood Shop: The Roots Earth Friendly Pantry

*. Best Internet Service Provider : Afrihost

*. Best Online Store : Takealot.com

*. Best Professional Service Provider : Dogs Day Out in Strand

Stay

*. Best Wedding Venue: Joubertsdal Country Estate in Swellendam

*. Best Weekend Stay: Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in Cederberg

*. Best Dorpie: Knysna

*. Best Hotel: Old MacDaddy Trailer Park

*. Best Market: Elgin Railway Market

Experience

*. Best Farm Stall: Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw

*. Best Adventure Experience: Ceres Rail Company in Cape Town

*. Best Tourism Attraction: Table Mountain Cableway

*. Best Wine Farm Experience: Babylonstoren

*. Best Kids Party Spot : Bugs Playpark

A special new Kfm Station Choice Award 2033 went to Bertie, the smallest coffee service in Cape Town.

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Utopia Cape Town launches Summer Tasting Menu!

 

Utopia Cape Town launched its latest Tasting Menu in November. Five courses cost R345, and are available on Mondays to Saturdays. A Vegetarian Tasting Menu is also available, at R345.

A 5 course Tasting Menu paired with five wines costs R555.

Utopia Cape Town has brought affordable fine dining to Cape Town. It has recently been named Best Rooftop Restaurant in Africa, for the second year running.

 

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TANG Waterfront opens in Cape Town with a glamour bang!

 

TANG Waterfront opened in Cape Town on Thursday, about a year and a half after the opening of TANG Sandton, with a premier grand event which included dancing to Grammy Award winning DJ Black Coffee and a Chinese dragon ensemble.

TANG describes itself as an Asian Luxury Restaurant and Bar, and is owned by Nicky van der Walt, a former Capetonian who now lives in Johannesburg. The restaurant name stems from the Tang dynasty which ruled China from 618 to 907. Continue reading →

Platter’s by Diners Club Wine Guide 2023 Awards 5 stars to 196 wines!

 

The 43rd edition of Platter’s by Diners Club Wine Guide has announced its 2023 list of 196 wines in 28 categories that were awarded 5 stars this year. A total of 8000 wines by 900 producers was evaluated this year.

Red and White Blends as well as Chenin Blanc are the biggest 5 star classes, with 28, 27 and 28 individual labels, respectively. The Chardonnay, Shiraz/Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon wine categories also performed well, with 22, 16, and 12 brands, respectively.

The Top Performing Winery of the Year goes to the winery that achieves the most five-star ratings after the annual final tasting round, it being Mullineux this year, with 8 five-star wines. It is the Swartland- Continue reading →

Marble to open in the Cape in 2023, following a trend!

 

At the Eat Out Awards last week the Marble Group announced that it is to open Marble in Cape Town in 2023. This follows deluxe Sandton restaurant Tang opening in the Waterfront shortly. The move of these two top restaurants confirms the dominance of Cape Town as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa.

One star Marble restaurant is headed up by Chef David Higgs, once Executive Chef of Rust & Vrede, and resulting in the restaurant becoming the number one restaurant in the country. Soon thereafter Higgs packed his bags and left the Cape, to open Marble. Saint and The Pantry opened subsequently, and make up the Marble Group. Continue reading →

SA restaurants awarded with stars for the first time in 2022 Eat Out Woolworths Restaurant Awards!

 

The Eat Out Restaurant Awards were held for the first time in three years today, an eagerly awaited event, given the impact of the Lockdown on the restaurant industry, and the change in the restaurant awards system, restaurants no longer ranked, but rated with 1, 2 or 3 stars.

It was a surprise to read a year ago that Eat Out would reintroduce its Awards this year, and that Abigail Donnelly was heading up the judging for the awards again, after an absence of a number of years. Continue reading →