November 26, 2012
Mother City restaurants take top honours at the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards
Fazielah Williams has lived in and loved her Mother City since birth. Having lived all over the Peninsula during her childhood, she now calls the picturesque City Bowl home and likes nothing more than watching the sun set over Table Bay from the window of her apartment.
A lover of the arts and proud Cape Town fanatic, Fazielah began her writing career by spending many hours as a child conjuring fantastical stories that featured independent heroines from faraway lands who saved the Prince instead. This Capetonian princess has enjoyed stints as a magical arts PRO and TV publicist before finding her calling as a travel writer.
When not waxing lyrical about the Fairest Cape’s most loved attractions and activities and embarking on unexpected adventures, Fazielah can usually be found taking in a show at one of the City’s fabulous theatres.
It’s official: Cape Town is home to the top 10 restaurants of Alto Top 100 Places to Eat!
In a deliciously "byte-sized" contest, held online at www.spill.co.za, foodies from around the Mother City voted for their top 10 favourite eateries.
The Alto Top 10 Places to Eat in Cape Town are:
The Test Kitchen
Sponsored by leading wine producer and the oldest red wine estate in South Africa, Alto, the Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards is awarded to give support for the growth and development of Cape Town’s wine and food culture.
Says Cape Town Tourism Chief Executive Officer, Mariette Du Toit-Helmbold, "What a fabulous Top 10 list for locals and tourists alike. These awards are unusual in that they are the first ones to be run on social media where the public have had their say. It's reassuring to see that Capetonians enjoy their casual eateries as much as their fine dining and the results reflect this with the rising popularity of bistro-style eating. This in turn reflects international trends in eating out. It's also a very useful and handy list for locals and tourists visiting the Mother City."
Now in its second year, the competition is the only one that focuses on Cape Town eateries.
Says Gwen Job, brand manager of Alto Wines, “This is extraordinary because the finalists are all so diverse. Capetonians like to mix and match places to eat and we are certainly spoilt for choice. There is an unspoken pride in all our restaurants in that they put so much effort into the customer experience, and this is the common thread in the finalists.”
Spill is a leading online food and drink magazine with a focus on the Cape Town market. It is edited by food writer Clare Mack.
Says Claire,“We had a fantastic response from the public and there's no doubt about it; the ALTO Top 10 Places to Eat Cape Town are all fabulous places to eat, delivering different experiences, and that's what dining out is all about.
Cape Town, when it comes to food, is phenomenal."
For more information about the Alto Top 100 Places to Eat Cape Town 2012 Awards, visit www.spill.co.za.