BEST IN SA
THE INAUGURAL GOURMET RESTAURANT AWARDS, IN ASSOCIATION WITH VALPRÉ, TOOK PLACE IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR AT KLEIN CONSTANTIA WINE ESTATE
The winners of the first-ever Gourmet Restaurant Awards were announced at an intimate soiree at Klein Constantia Wine Estate late last year. With just seven categories, Gourmet honoured SA’S top chefs and restaurants, with accolades including Best Tasting Menu (Restaurant Mosaic), Gold Award for Consistency and Chef Excellence (George Jardine), Best Hotel Restaurant (LDR x The Saxon Hotel), Decor and Design (Indochine), Hidden Gem (Blueberry Cafe), Readers’ Choice Award (DW Eleven-13) and Best New Restaurant (The Shortmarket Club). All the winners walked away with a Kitchenaid stand mixer; Kitchenaid being the proud new sponsor of the Readers’ Choice Award for 2017 (see page 68 to vote for your favourite restaurant and win). Decorated with bouquets from Lush Flowers, the historic cellar was a majestic backdrop for the exclusive awards.