The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships is again hunting down South Africa’s greatest steakhouse to find the national champion for 2017!
What defines a Steakhouse?
A steakhouse is a restaurant that specialises in grilled beef and that has a menu solely based on steak or with a clear and dominant section of the menu dedicated to steak and grills. It should be clear that steak is the primary focus of the restaurant.
The first round has been completed. This was a public voting phase to identify South Africa’s favourite steakhouses, and the 10 that gathered the most votes have now made it through to the judging round.
What are the judges looking for?
Judges rate the steakhouses according to a wide-ranging, standardised score-sheet which examines all aspects of dining out and encompasses the total experience, but focusses on the quality of the steak and the side dishes that are part of a steak meal.
The Top Ten 2017 Finalists in alphabetical order are:
- Beef Boys Grill, Potchefstroom – North West
- HQ, Cape Town – Western Cape
- Jayz Grill, Pietermaritzburg – KwaZulu Natal
- Karoo Cattle and Land – Irene, Pretoria – Gauteng
- Little Havana, Umhlanga Rocks – KwaZulu Natal (2015 Champion)
- Rare Grill, Kenilworth – Western Cape
- The Cricketer, East London – Eastern Cape
- The Godfather, Centurion, Pretoria – Gauteng
- The Grumpy Griller, George – Southern Cape
- The Local Grill, Parktown North, Johannesburg – Gauteng (2013, 2014 and 2016 Champion)
This judges’ round during June is a steak show-down during which a team of expert judges, led by Pete Goffe-Wood, well-known MasterChef judge, visit the Top 10 to test the field. The steakhouses don’t know when the judges will arrive and each will be assessed on a score-sheet that’s designed to separate the good from the great – looking at the total experience but focussing on the quality of the steak.
The big reveal will take place at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday 18 July at noon at the current Steakhouse Champion, The Local Grill in Parktown North.
Steakhouse Championships Awards and Prizes
In addition to Awards for the Top Ten Steakhouses and the Trophy for The Wolftrap Steakhouse Champion for 2017, this year there will be further Special Awards, including but not limited to: Newcomer of the Year, Chain Steakhouse of the Year and Steakhouse Legend of the Year.
The 2017 Champion will also receive one 12-bottle case of The Wolftrap wine each week for the duration of the Championship year and will host the following year’s Championships Awards ceremony.
Did your favourite steakhouse make it to the Top Ten 2017?
For more info, visit; www.steakhunter.co.za