Win a meal for 2!

Our current competition, running till the 22nd of February 2008, asks you to suggest with a short reason why, “which is your favourite place to enjoy a Sunday lunch?”. The winner of the competition will enjoy a meal for 2. So if you think you would enjoy a free meal for two, and I am sure you would, e-mail us at projects@knysnachamber.com and tell us your favourite venue.

Now you’re cooking!

“Who is cooking?” is a site with the purpose of promoting, in conjunction with the Knysna Chamber of Commerce, the dining culture of Knysna, Sedgefield and Plettenberg Bay and other surrounding areas. Latest ventures and developments in the local restaurant business are available in this forum to view and or comment on. We also aim to offer a regular flow of competitions as a means to enlighten our gastronomic public. So “who is cooking?”. Well let’s find out….

Maureen’s Place

6th January 2008

Last Sunday I was a guest at a luncheon at Maureen’s Place on Long Street in Knysna and was I surprised?! The restaurant has had a very pleasant facelift, with the entrance patio now attractively laidout with a water feature , tub shrubs , comfortable tables and chairs under two big trees which entices one to stop to enjoy the coolth. Inside the glass topped tables and modern art on the walls completes the impression of cleanliness and efficiency which was borne out by the food offered . A good selesction of hors d’oeuvres (can’t think when I last found that on a Sunday lunch menu) , followed by a carvery style main course consisting of Pork and Lamb , crackling and roast potatoes better than one gets at home and best of all about six veggies . A choice of 4 sweets and coffee completed the meal. There is plenty of safe parking opposite the restaurant too so enjoy a meal there, you won’t be disappointed.

Advance Booking adviseable.

Price: R90 per head Tel: 044-3827708

CXPRESS Gastro Nomix 2007 Top Ten Restaurants in the Garden Route

Gastro Nomix writes a regular column for CXPRESS and has announced his Top Ten Garden Route restaurants for 2007 which are:
• Jemima’s Oudtshoorn
• The Conservatory at Meade House in George
• Sunsutra George
• Cinnamon Boutique in Wilderness
• Serendipity Wilderness
• Cruise Café Knysna
• île de pain Knysna
• Zachary’s Knysna
• Hunters Hotel Harkerville
• Fu.Shi Plettenberg Bay
The Chef of the Year was awarded to Nadia Louw of Cinnamon Boutique and for exceptional value and excellent food:
• Café Gannet Mossel Bay
• Defino’s Mossel Bay
• Café Kalinka Oudtshoorn
• Kafe Serefé George
• La Locanda George
• Pembreys Knysna
• Fat Susi’s Bistro Knysna
• Macintosh’s Knysna
• Le Bistrot on the Bay Plettenberg Bay
• Ristorante Enrico’s Keurboomstrand
There are a few notable exceptions and hopefully we can start filling in a few of the gaps in 2008.