Restaurant Week is one of my favorite food events of the year. With top restaurants offering a great deal, I take full opportunity to try places I’d never been, and taste the special dishes chefs have prepared for their set menus.
This year (and being based in Cape Town), I was able to visit Borage Bistro, Cafe Dijon, Spasie and Durbanville Hills to try their Restaurant Week menus. None of them disappointed (Spasie was my personal favorite of that bunch), but I was quite bummed (due to circumstances) to have missed out on what turned out to be the winner of the whole week. But there’s always a next time…
Restaurant Week, together with Food Network and Dining City, gathered all the diner’s reviews and ratings of the week to find out who the people voted the best Restaurant (out of more than 100+). Here are the 2015 winners:
Best Restaurant (South Africa)
THE RESTAURANT AT NEWTON JOHNSON
Best Restaurant Johannesburg
Best Restaurant Cape Town
Best Restaurant Winelands
Best Restaurant Pretoria
and the Zomato Best Dish Award:(voted from 10 nominated pictures)
Beetroot Terrine with Avocado Cremoux, Glazed Baby Beets, Citrus & Fennel Salad, Beetroot Chips and Goats Cheese Beignet (quite a mouthful!) by MARC’S TABLE
Can’t believe I missed out on that yumminess!
With over 100 restaurants participating, Restaurant Week was truly buzzing in South Africa. With summer season in full swing, restaurants can showcase their great food to all the visitors again, and we’ll be (so I hear) treated to another Restaurant Week in April 2016. I already can’t wait!