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
THE RESTAURANT AT GRANDE PROVENCE
RESTAURANT MOSAIC AT ORIENT
PIERNEEF A LA MOTTE
THE PLANET RESTAURANT
TASTING ROOM AT LE QUARTIER FRANCAIS
THE TEST KITCHEN BY LUKE DALE-ROBERTS
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