I am very pleased and honoured to announce that Pierneef a La Motte has been recognized as one of South Africa’s top restaurants by the 2012 American Express Platinum Fine Dining programme. Pierneef a La Motte was one of eight restaurants admitted to the programme for the first time.
“This year’s judging panel comprised well known restaurant critic, Victor Strugo, and Cape Town “foodie” Tamsin Snyman, assisted by an anonymous squad of experienced assessors,” theBusiness Day newspaper reported.
“Selection criteria include quality and creativity of cuisine, service, wine list, décor and ambience as well as overall excellence and American Express card acceptance. In an industry rendered volatile by prevailing economics, consistency is paramount among the judging priorities. The sole qualifying commitment on the part of the restaurant is guaranteeing to honour at least one late dinner reservation for up to four people by American Express Platinum Card members who call before 10.30 am on the morning of the reservation date.”
“Commenting on this year’s awards Strugo said they are more significant and relevant than ever due to the need for greater recognition of excellence against a backdrop of increasing mediocrity in the South African restaurant industry.”