Local restaurant Wolfgat has once again made it onto the list of the world’s 50 best restaurants.
The list, compiled every year since 2002, had to be skipped last year due to the pandemic. For chefs this is like winning the Oscars and making the list is a sure-fire way to get noticed in the world of gastronomy.
The first and second places were taken by restaurants based in the Danish capital of Copenhagen this year. Noma, chef Rene Redzepi’s three-Michelin star restaurant, won the coveted title as the best restaurant in the world.
A new rule introduced at the 2019 awards rendered previous winners of the top title ineligible for the list, but Noma was able to make the cut as it closed in 2016 then reopened in a new Copenhagen location two years later, reports CNN.
This year’s list produced entries from Singapore and Mexico City featuring in the top 10, but still the title has never been won by a restaurant outside North America or Europe.
The only African restaurant to be featured on the list is Wolfgat in the small Western Cape town of Paternoster. Wolfgat is located in a refurbished fisherman’s cottage and was named the best restaurant on the continent.
IOL reports that Wolfgat is an intimate restaurant that offers a one-of-a-kind experience, where diners get to witness firsthand the passion and devotion of the chef and owner, Kobus van der Merwe.
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