Its hard to imagine that just last week I boarded the SA Agulhas II (an ice breaking scientific ship) for a dinner of exquisite proportions.
Thoroughly thrilled and honoured to be a judge for the first round of the competition, Master of the Trade Routes where 27 restaurants from the V & A Waterfront competed for place as the number 1 restaurant.
HOW IT WORKED
Being 1 of 8 judges in the first round - we each got to eat at 6 restaurants. It was great fun and interesting to try out 6 of the restaurants at the V & A Waterfront over roughly 5 weeks. And we narrowed it down to the TOP 8 Restaurants
THE TOP 8
Dash Restaurant (Queen Victoria Hotel)
Harbour HouseReuben's (One&Only Cape Town)
Signal (Cape Grace Hotel)
The Grand Beach
Willoughby & Co
The final judging took place on board the SA Agulhas II and was decided on the night.
I can happily say that I got to eat at the top 2 restaurants and that I had really hoped that my top 2 would win! AND my prediction of my top 2 restaurants came in First and Second just as I had hoped and predicted - in the exact same order!
1ST: Signal Restaurant (Cape Grace Hotel)
2ND: Dash Restaurant (Queen Victoria Hotel)
Congrats to Signal and Dash.
Thanks to the V & A Waterfront - It was a great competition which was exciting to be apart of.