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TripAdvisor announces 2019 Top 10 Travellers’ Choice Awards ‘Best Fine Dining Restaurants’ in South Africa, La Colombe makes a meal of it!

It amuses me how much weight La Colombe places on the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, clearly because it is the only awards ranking in which it comes first, and in which it beats its arch enemy The Test Kitchen, despite most serious restaurant diners knowing how questionable a TripAdvisor rating, and therefore this Award ranking, is! Continue reading →

WhaleTales Tourism, Food, and Wine news headlines: 22 July

WhaleTalesTourism, Food, and Wine news headlines

*   SA Tourism has launched a new ‘Bucket List’ TV commercial for the Australian market, which includes Cape Town, the Winelands, and shark cage diving. Unfortunately no city/town names are mentioned at all, and whales don’t feature.

*   The Peninsula All Suite Hotel is hosting a Wine&Dine dinner on Thursday 25 July, pairing with Graham Beck Wines (via CSA media release)

*   Six semi-finalists for the Bollinger Exceptional Wine Service Award 2013 have been announced, two being from the Western Cape, according to Hazell PR & Wine Consultants:


Gauteng Current employment Previous success in this competition
Germain Lehodey Restaurant Mosaic, Pretoria
Sean Trollip Kream Restaurant, Pretoria 2011 Semi-Finalist
Xolani Manconywa Saxon Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg

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