Category Archives: Awards

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. Continue reading →

Introducing Isabella Niehaus of Langtafel op die Duin 2022 Top 10 Woman Chef

 

Isabella Niehaus of Langtafel op die Duin in Langebaan is one of our 2022 Top 10 Women Chefs, and has received this accolade for the third year in a row.

Congratulations Bella.

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.

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Introducing 2022 Top 10 Woman Chef Nicolene Barrow of Orangerie Restaurant

 

On Saturday my friend Gary Peterson and I did a road trip to the Winelands, delivering the prize of a 1 litre tube of Rio Largo Extra Virgin Olive Oil to each of the five chefs who made the 2022 Top 10 Women Chefs.

Our first stop was at Le Lude in Franschhoek, and we were lucky that Chef and owner Nicolene Barrow was in her Orangerie restaurant, as she almost always is. Continue reading →

Kfm announces its 2022 Best of the Cape Awards winners!

 

On Friday radio station Kfm announced the winners in each of the 30 categories in its 2022 Best of the Cape Awards.

The winners are from Cape Town as well as from other areas in the province. Kfm introduced the competition in 2021 for the first time. Continue reading →

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

 

For the third year running we are acknowledging female chefs heading up restaurant kitchens in Cape Town and the Winelands.

Started during Lockdown in 2020, as a celebration of Women’s Day, the Top 10 Women Chefs List highlights how few top restaurants have female chefs in their kitchens in general, and even fewer have women chefs heading up the restaurant kitchens.

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. Continue reading →

Kfm announces its 2022 Best of the Cape category Finalists!

 

Yesterday Kfm spent all day to announce the five finalists in each of its 30 categories of its 2022 Best in the Cape Awards.

It’s more than 1 million listeners will vote in deciding the winner in each of its 30 categories.

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Cape Town retains title of Gourmet Capital of SA, with increasing number of international and Africa awards and nominations!

 

Cape Town is recognised as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, with the largest number of top restaurants in our city as well as in the Winelands.

Not only are the Cape restaurants ranked tops by our local Eat Out dining magazine, but internationally and on the African continent too. The following 12 Cape Cape, restaurants, restaurants have recently received international and African recognition : Continue reading →

World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 celebrated in London, FYN Restaurant does Cape Town proud!

 

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants were announced and celebrated in London this evening.

The 20th anniversary of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants was also celebrated at the awards ceremony.

Last week the 2022 World’s 50 Best Restaurants ranked from 51 – 100 were announced. La Colombe climbed up the ladder to number 56, while Wolfgat dropped from number 50 down to number 90, a huge shock.

As FYN Restaurant was not on the 51 – 100 List this year, it indicated that the restaurant had fallen out of the list or that it had jumped up into the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List. The latter was true.

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Wolfgat Restaurant falls 40 places on World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2022 List, while La Colombe climbs up steadily!

 

After flying into the World’s 50 Best Restaurants List at number 50 in 2021, Wolfgat Restaurant in Paternoster has slid down to number 90 on the renowned List.

La Colombe has jumped up the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List by 25 positions, making number 56 on the 2022 List.

The whereabouts of FYN on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant List is a mystery!

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Kfm Best of the Cape Awards 2022 launched!

 

After the successful inaugural Kfm Best of the Cape Awards of last year, the Cape’s largest radio station has announced that it is running the competition again this year, to seek the best in the Western Cape.

The Top 5 Finalists will be announced, and radio listeners can vote for their favourite in each of the 30 categories, where after the winner in each category will be announced in August. Continue reading →