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EAT OUT RESTAURANT AWARDS IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT

Eat Out Restaurant Awards 2011

EAT OUT DSTV FOOD NETWORK RESTAURANT AWARDS
Sunday 20th November 2011

The hallmark of greatness, is consistency. There's an old saying in the horse business that "form is temporary, class is permanent", and it's the same in the culinary world. Good chefs may fluke the odd good dish, but great chefs aspire consistently to greatness. In the context of a girl who is yet to strike her 30th year, for her restaurant to be inclu

ded among the finalists for the national Eat Out culinary awards five years in a row, is the best class indicator we know.

Head Chef, Jackie Cameron, who quite remarkably in a world where "musical chairs" is more the norm in staff turnovers than the standard, now in her 9th year at Hartford House, has just received formal notification from the organisers of the "Top Ten" restaurants in the nation, that they're included in the finals once again. The gala function marking the announcement of the top ten takes place in Cape Town on the 20th November.

To quote convenor, Abigail Donnelly "it has been a privilege and a humbling experience to have eaten such beautiful food this year, and it's certainly a huge achievement to have been included on this list".

The nominees are listed below. It's hot as hell in the Western Cape kitchen, where all but three countrywide are based. Notably, Hartford remains the only KZN-based restaurant on the list of finalists.

RESTAURANT AWARDS NOMINEES

AZURE
Cape Town

BABEL
Simondium

BOSMAN'S RESTAURANT
Paarl

DW ELEVEN-13
Johannesburg

THE RESTAURANT AT GRANDE PROVENCE
Franschhoek

THE GREENHOUSE
Cape Town

HARTFORD HOUSE
Mooi River

JORDAN RESTAURANT
Stellenbosch

LA COLOMBE
Cape Town

RESTAURANT MOSAIC AT ORIENT
Pretoria

NOBU
Cape Town

OVERTURE
Stellenbosch

PIERNEEF A LA MOTTE
Franschhoek

THE PLANET RESTAURANT
Cape Town

ROOTS
Krugersdorp

THE ROUNDHOUSE
Cape Town

TASTING ROOM AT LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS
Franschhoek

TERROIR
Stellenbosch

THE TEST KITCHEN BY LUKE DALE-ROBERTS
Cape Town

TOKARA
Stellenbosch

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LA MOTTE PEOPLE'S CHOICE

hartford house restaurant by michael nefdt

Hartford House Restaurant
(Photo : Hartford House)

"Thank You Team Hartford House..."

Following is an extract from an article published in the Eat Out website :

"In keeping with sponsor La Motte's ethos of celebrating excellence, we asked you to vote for your favourite restaurant from our list of 20 Eat Out Award nominees.

As our inbox was flooded with votes, it became clear that each of the 20 restaurants had fiercely loyal supporters. Team Hartford House proved to be the most persistent of the bunch, however, and cast almost double the number of votes of their closest competitor in favour of the KZN Midlands restaurant.

What can first-time diners expect from executive chef Jackie Cameron's kitchen? In a nutshell, fine dining finesse with just a hint of playfulness. According to 2011 Eat Out reviewer Shirley Jones, a good bet would be to order the butter-poached prawns or gourmet bunny chow for starters, and the pan-seared beef fillet or duo of rabbit for mains. And, judging by Jackie's description of her favourite dish on the current menu, you can't go wrong with the peanut butter and syrup on toast dessert, comprised of peanut butter semifreddo, maple syrup ice cream, sugar-glazed bananas and vanilla.

For more on the dynamic chef and her sumptuous food, get your copy of the 2011 Eat Out restaurant guide, on sale now."

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