Monday, November 29, 2010

Eat Out Awards

The Eat Out awards are something similar to the Oscars, for the foodies of South Africa. Last night they announced best restaurant, best chef and best service award, all which went to to Rust en Vrede in Stellenbosch. In fact 7 out of top ten are in Stellenbosch!

Eat Out Top 10 2010

It was a night of anxious anticipation and unexpected surprises at the 2010 Eat Out Awards when the judges named the country’s Top 10 restaurants from the list of 20 nominees.
Announced by Eat Out editor Abigail Donnelly in the order of their ranking, the Top 10 restaurants of 2010 are:

1. Rust en Vrede Restaurant
2. The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Fran├žais
3. Jordan Restaurant
4. Bosman’s
5. DW Eleven-13
6. Terroir
7. Aubergine
8. Roots
9. Overture
10. Hartford House

The most significant shift on the podium is David Higgs’s Rust en Vrede Restaurant, which went from last year’s third place to being named Eat Out’s Restaurant of the year. Other noticeable moves are The Tasting Room, which moved from last year’s joint 10th place to 2nd place, and Overture, which got bumped up to 9th on the list.
Surprising comebacks include Aubergine, which received the Top 10 accolade in 2007, Bosman’s, last featured on 2005’s list, and Hartford House, lauded with a place in 2008.
Brand-new restaurants to make the grade are George Jardine’s Jordan Restaurant and Marthinus Ferreira’s Johannesburg restaurant DW Eleven-13.
Happy Eating!