The Western Cape MEC for Economic Opportunities, Beverley Schäfer on Tuesday congratulated Wolfgat, the Paternoster restaurant on the West Coast that won the restaurant of the year award during the inaugural World Restaurant Awards in Paris on Monday night.
Wolfgat, a tiny restaurant tucked away in an old fisherman’s cottage, won the award for the best restaurant in the “Off-Map” category, and the overall best restaurant award.
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“Just making the longlist was incredibly overwhelming because I look up to all of the other restaurants that were nominated with us and we certainly didn’t feel worthy of being there, so this is a few steps of insanity above this, so I can’t quite put it in words. I think it’ll all sink in.” ~ Kobus van der Merwe of @wolfgat on winning #RestaurantoftheYear and #OffMapDestination at the #worldrestaurantawards
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“This is a phenomenal achievement. Chef Kobus van der Merwe is doing amazing work, using sustainable, seasonal and foraged ingredients in the small seaside village of Paternoster and the world is taking notice,” Schäfer said.