The country's best restaurants were honoured at the 2019 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards, which was held at GrandWest in Cape Town on the 17 November 2019. The Western Cape's restaurants cleaned up - taking most of the top honours including the number one spot, which went to La Colombe.
The 2019 Galliova Awards was held at the Tokara Wine Estate in Stellenbosch. The awards honour the country's most outstanding food writers for their excellence in food writing, styling and the overall promotion of SA's food culture and local health writers for their writing excellence and balanced reporting on health and nutrition issues.
The second edition of the Standard Bank Luju Food & Lifestyle Festival took place at the House on Fire Sculpture Garden in Swaziland from 2 to 3 August 2019. Luju is an African-vintage styled event celebrating the local, the wholesome, the creative and the delicious.
The Distell Inter Hotel Challenge launch took place over a period from 10 March to 13 April at five venues, which include Sun International Maslow Time Square, Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani, The Royal Portfolio La Residence, Lanzerac Hotel & Spa and The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa.
Johnnie Walker South Africa, in collaboration with HBO® and Game of Thrones, officially launched the new limited edition White Walker by Johnnie Walker at Shepstone Gardens, Johannesburg on 10 April 2019.
Faithful to Nature recently celebrated the winners of its Eco Awards at the Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West. The winners were celebrated for their commitment to nature, for being pioneers in the green space, and for setting a positive example.
The winners of the 2018 Eat Out Mercedes-Benz Restaurant Awards were recently announced at GrandWest in Cape Town. The Restaurant at Waterkloof has officially overthrown The Test Kitchen as the country's number one restaurant.