2016 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards

eoa2016_logo_vertical-e1468249199943-176x400Launched in 1998, the annual Eat Out Restaurant Awards, held in November, celebrate the South African restaurant industry with accolades including the Top 10 Restaurants, Chef of the Year, Restaurant of the Year, and Service Excellence Awards.

The nominees for the Top 10 of this year’s hotly contested Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards have been announced.

The Top 10 restaurants in South Africa as well as the winners of the coveted Eat Out S.Pellegrino Acqua Panna Chef of the Year, Eat Out Nespresso Service Excellence Award and the Eat Out Wine Service Award will be selected from these nominees and announced at the awards ceremony in Cape Town on November 20.

Culinary delights are very much a part of our lifestyle at Mercedes-Benz South Africa. We appreciate the professionalism of these awards, and applaud the judges in maintaining such high standards, as we and our customers expect only the best,” said Selvin Govender, Marketing Director of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

The identities of the anonymous judges who have dined around the country with chief judge Abigail Donnelly to select this year’s nominees and ultimately, the winners, are Carianne Wilkinson of the Silwood School of Cookery and chef David Higgs.

Abigail Donnelly, Eat Out editor and chief judge: “The outstanding restaurants celebrated this year show a clever combination of consistency, evolution and playfulness. Rock ’n roll dishes have been created by these stars of the food world. The line-up, which includes regulars, reappearances and new names, proves that it’s not about trends, but rather about pure dedication.”

Other champions that will be announced at these annual food Oscars include the Eat Out Nederburg Rising Star and the recipient of the Eat Out Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award.

A separate judging process has also determined the winners of the Eat Out Boschendal Style Award and two new accolades, the Eat Out Retail Capital New Restaurant of the Year and the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award.

The nominees for this year’s awards are:

  • Camphors at Vergelegen
  • Chefs Warehouse & Canteen
  • DW Eleven-13
  • Foliage
  • Greenhouse
  • Hartford House
  • Indochine
  • Jordan Restaurant
  • The Kitchen at Maison
  • La Colombe
  • Nobu
  • Overture
  • Pierneef à La Motte
  • The Pot Luck Club
  • The Restaurant at Waterkloof
  • Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
  • Rust en Vrede Restaurant
  • The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français
    Terroir
  • The Test Kitchen

Visit http://eatout.co.za/awards for more details on the judging criteria for each award.

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