The winners of the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were recently announced at GrandWest in Cape Town. The Restaurant at Waterkloof has officially overthrown The Test Kitchen as the country's number one restaurant.
Tiso Blackstar Events and Gautrain Management Agency recently held a cook-off between the 10 finalists of the Sunday Times Goodlife Gautrain Taste Experience at the Pick 'n Pay Good Food Studio in Sandton, Johannesburg.
The top 10 finalists re-created their recipes for adjudication by a panel which included chef Kabelo Segone, vice-president of the South African Chefs Association; Sam Rolland, last year's winner; Dorah Sitole, former magazine editor and food stylist; and Gautrain Management Agency's senior executive manager: communication and marketing, Dr Barbara Jensen....
Condé Nast House & Garden hosted the Gourmet Restaurant Awards on the 18 October 2018 at the Grand Café in Waterfall Corner. The awards honoured the most talented establishments and individuals that have made their mark on South Africa's culinary sphere.
The winners of the sixth annual Distell Inter Hotel Challenge were recently announced at a gala awards event at the Belmond Mount Nelson in Cape Town. Siya Molefe from the One & Only Cape Town was named chef of the year, while Samantha Swartz from The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town was crowned wine steward of the year.
Moët & Chandon celebrated Moët Grand Day 2018 with a gold-carpet party hosted at the Four Seasons, The Westcliff's Arcadia Ballroom in Johannesburg. This global, day-to-night party saw 80 countries worldwide uniting in champagne celebration on 9 June.
The Wine Art Food Festival celebrated a variety of the country's top wine farms at Freedom Park in Pretoria on 5 May 2018. Over 1500 wine, art and food lovers descended on the Heritage site tripling last year's attendance figures.