SA's picturesque Paternoster eatery scoops first Restaurant of The Year award
The first of The World Restaurant Awards took place in Paris on 18 February. And while it is a newly launched honour, it shortlisted some of the world’s best chefs and unique eateries.
One of those was our very own Chef Kobus van der Merwe, owner of Wolfgat in the picturesque West Coast fishing village of Paternoster.
And to Kobus van der Merwe's delight, Wolfgat scooped the award and was crowned Restaurant of the Year 2019 at the World Restaurant Awards.
Watch the video below:
Its six mostly female staff had no formal training when the restaurant opened just two years ago in a 130-year-old cottage and cave on the beach at Paternoster.
I’m really proud to bring something like this back to our continent and beautiful country. I’m very proud to be working in a team of mostly women.Chef Kobus van der Merwe - Wolfgat, winner
We collect indigenous edibles around the village.Chef Kobus van der Merwe - Wolfgat, winner
The new World Restaurant Awards boasts some intriguing categories such as Tattoo-Free Chef, Red-Wine Serving Restaurant "for those who shun current fashion by still championing the red grape," an Original Thinking category, and one for Ethical Thinking.
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