Cape Town – Local chef and restaurateur Kobus van der Merwe put Paternoster on the international culinary map as his Wolfgat restaurant was named the world’s best.
Wolfgat is based in the seaside town and took home two prizes at the inaugural Restaurant of the Year Awards in Paris.
The finalists were selected by a panel of expert judges from nearly 40 countries. The Western Cape restaurant took home two prizes on the evening - including the best “off-map destination” and the coveted “restaurant of the year”.
Van der Merwe said: “I’m really proud to bring something like this back to our continent and beautiful country.”
Wolfgat scored points for its original menu and focus on job security and sustainability. The restaurant is in fisherman’s beach cottages and serves local dishes enhanced by garden and wild herbs with seaweed.