Nominees for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards revealed!
Over the past two days, the much-awaited nominees for the Top 10 of this year’s Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were announced – five at a time – in an exciting video campaign. The last set of nominated restaurants has just been revealed, completing the list of 20. They are:
Camphors at Vergelegen
Greenhouse at Cellars-Hohenort
The Kitchen at Maison
The Pot Luck Club
The Restaurant at Newton Johnson
The Restaurant at Waterkloof
Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient
Rust en Vrede
The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Français
The Test Kitchen
The identities of the three anonymous judges who joined chief judge Abigail Donnelly in dining their way around the country to determine the nominees – and ultimately the winners – were unveiled last week. They are Jackie Cameron, award-winning former chef at Hartford House andowner of the Jackie Cameron School of Food & Wine; MasterChef SA judge and professional chef Benny Masekwameng; and award-winning food writer and celebrity TV chef Siba Mtongana.
The Top 10 Restaurants and the winners of other coveted awards, including the San Pellegrino Chef of the Year, Nederburg Rising Star, Boschendal Style Award, Lannice Snyman Lifetime Achievement Award (in association with Novus Holdings), Wine Service, Service Excellence and a new Woolworths Sustainability Award will be announced at the Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards ceremony on 15 November at Mistico Equestrian Centre, near Paarl.
The announcement of the nominees kicks off a captivating video campaign by Mercedes-Benz and Eat Out, with once-in-a-lifetime luxury prizes up for grabs. To see the videos and enter the competitions, visit www.eatout.co.za.
This year the nominees amazed us with the scope of their imagination. In addition to pushing boundaries, chefs also told stories on the plate and made local ingredients the hero. This celebration of our country’s top produce and people will continue at the restaurant awards ceremony, set to be the best Sunday lunch of the year.
Abigail Donnelly | Eat Out Editor & Chief Judge
A limited number of tickets is available for the 2015 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards at a price of R1,495 per person. Bookings can be made via www.eatout.co.za/bookings.