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  1. Franschhoek reaffirms its position as one of SA’s premier culinary destinations

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    After months of waiting the big day finally arrived as the winners of the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced. Of the 30 nominees a list of South Africa’s Top 20 were selected, which saw four Franschhoek eateries securing a spot on this sought after list. The winning restaurants were chosen by a core panel of anonymous judges and convened by Margot Janse.

    La Petite Colombe

    Already recognised both locally and internationally for their five-star culinary offerings, the Franschhoek chefs and restaurants to be announced as the Top 20 winners were the following, in order of rank:

    Scot Kriton and John Norris-Rogers, La Petite Colombe (#5)
    Chris Erasmus, Foliage (#13)
    Darren Badenhorst, Le Coin Français (#14)
    Liam Tomlin and David Schneider, Chefs Warehouse at Maison (#16)

    The Werf Restaurant at Boschendal, with Executive Chef Christiaan Campbell at the helm, was this year’s recipient of the Eat Out Woolworths Sustainability Award. According to the judges the restaurant was truly deserving of this award as Chef Christiaan is a prime example of a chef and farm working with nature to regenerate and restore.

    The Boschendal Werf Garden

    In addition Chris Erasmus of Foliage was one of two recipients to be awarded this year’s Eat Out Graham Beck Chefs’ Chef, which is voted for by the chefs of the 30 nominated restaurants. This year for the first time there was a tie, and Chris shared the award with Ivor Jones of Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia.

    Chris Erasmus – Foliage

    The awards were announced at a gala ceremony which took place at GrandWest in Cape Town on Sunday, 18 November, and attended by the who’s who of the restaurant and media fraternities.

  2. Franschhoek eateries included in the lineup of 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards nominees

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    In Franschhoek we are not only passionate about wine, but we’re also fanatical about food. Over the years the valley has become avidly known as the Culinary Capital of South Africa and the area is home to some of the best fine dining establishments in the country. We are proud once again to have five nominated restaurants from the Franschhoek Valley listed amongst the 30 nominees in the highly anticipated annual Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards.

    The Franschhoek nominated chefs and restaurants are as follows:

    Chefs Warehouse at Maison Estate

    Foliage Restaurant, Franschhoek

    Le Coin Francais

    La Petite Colombe

    The Werf Restaurant, Boschendal

    We’re extremely proud of these restaurants, and look forward to the big announcement of the Top 20 restaurants, which will be revealed at the gala awards ceremony on 18 November at GrandWest. From this list this Top 10 list will also be announced.