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Most Expensive Wines at South Africa`s Top 3 Steakhouse Restaurants

Last month, The Local Grill in Parktown North was crowned the The Wolftrap Steakhouse Champion in South Africa.

A combination of over 1200 online nominations and final judging by Pete Goffe-Wood, JP Rossouw and Arnold Tanzer, end with the crowning  three restaurants.

Carne SA in Cape Town
Little Havana in Umhlanga Rocks
The Local Grill in Parktown North

Unlike other steakhouse awards, where the  Spur would occupy the top spot year on year, these results felt much more believable, especially after the judges explained some of the many judging criteria. From the meat, to the service, to the wine list, almost everything were taken into account during the strenuous judging process.

Pete Goffe-Wood was very happy with the overall quality: “The standard of the last 14 was very high indeed and it is clear that the steakhouse category is alive and well in South Africa. Of course, steak is a South African passion and the steakhouse is the quintessential South African restaurant experience – it’s who we are – and this competition celebrates those who push the envelope of that experience.”

On leaving the award ceremony, held at the The Pot Luck Club – and might I just add the food set out by chef Luke Dale-Roberts and team were heavenly – my mind started to wonder: What’s available on the wine lists of these three steakhouses?

So over the last couple of weeks I obtained all three wine lists and decided to break it down for internet consumption

Most Expensive Wines

  1. Little Havana – Kanonkop – Black Label – R2 100
  2. Carne SA – Brunello di Montalcino – Talenti 2007 – R825
  3. The Local Grill – Morgenster Merlot/Cab/C.Fr 2005 – R685

Cheapest Wine

  1. Carne SA – Neil Joubert – Chenin Blanc 2011 – R75
  2. The Local Grill – Nederburg Stein 2012 – R85
  3. Little Havana – The Wolftrap White – R 90

Most “Wine by the Glass” Options

  1. Carne SA – 30
  2. The Local Grill -15
  3. Little Havana – 11

Most Expensive Items

  1. Carne SA – 9 liter Salmanazar Moët et Chandon – R10 000
  2. Little Havana – Dom Perignon – R2 650
  3. The Local Grill – Magnum De Toren 08 – R1 400