After a year of not having an African restaurant on the World’s 50 Best Restaurant list, The Test Kitchen In Cape Town has done our continent proud in scraping in at number 50 at the gala awards ceremony held in Bilboa in Spain this evening. The restaurant was praised for its emphasis on waterless cooking, giving the water scarcity in Cape Town. Last year the restaurant fell to 63rd position, when its arrogance in charging astronomically for lunch service, and for the presence of Chef Luke Dale-Roberts, led to its downfall.
La Colombe made it onto the 51 -100 List, at number 73 last year, but has fallen right off the list this year, a karmic reaction to its involvement in restaurant politics, which was already evident in its slide at the Eat Out Awards in November last year. Continue reading →
Yesterday Chef Paul Bocuse, the creator of Nouvelle Cuisine, died at the age of 91 years. His restaurant L’Auberge du Pont de Collonges outside Lyon held three Michelin stars for the past fifty years! The Gault-Millau guide named him ‘Chef of the Century’! Bocuse was the first Chef to marry cooking with sound business principles, creating a brand for himself and his cooking.
* Cape Town has been awarded the honour of being the Earth Hour Capital 2014 for South Africa, and is competing against 33 Finalist cities from around the world for Global Earth Hour City 2014, reports the Cape Times. Earth Hour will be held from 20h30 – 21h30 on 29 March, as many lights being switched off as possible in that hour. The Earth Hour City Challenge has been created by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Local Governments for Sustainability.
* The Company’s Garden is to return to its roots, in having a vegetable garden reinstated by the City of Cape Town in what was Cape Town’s first fruit and vegetable garden, established by the Dutch East India Continue reading →