SUMMARY – KASHEW RESTAURANT STANDS PROUDLY AS A FINALIST IN THE 2023 STAR WINE LIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS. ALONGSIDE ITS REVAMPED ALL-DAY DINING MENU, KASHEW RESTAURANT, LOCATED WITHIN THE CATALYST HOTEL.
Kashew Restaurant has achieved a remarkable feat, securing a spot among the Best Newcomer finalists in the prestigious 2023 South African Star Wine List of the Year awards. Situated within The Catalyst Hotel in Sandton, this Johannesburg gem stands out as the sole representative from the city in this category.
Kashew’s Wine List: A Culinary Masterpiece
Newmark’s Group Sommelier boasting 9 years of industry experience, Kashew Restaurant’s wine list showcases over 70 exquisite South African wines. Spanning diverse styles and price ranges, it’s a testament to South Africa thriving winemaking culture.
“The Star Wine List of the Year award is a tremendous honor. Our menu features emerging South African wine estates practicing sustainability. This recognition will undoubtedly shine a light on their exceptional offerings,” expressed Gwese.
The wine list was recently revamped to harmonize with the restaurant’s new all-day dining menu.
A Palate-Pleasing All-Day Dining Experience
Chris Erasmus, Newmark’s Group Head Chef, has crafted Kashew’s new all-day dining menu, blending African flavors, local delicacies, and international favorites to cater to both regional and global tastes. Erasmus, with a culinary pedigree working alongside Michelin Star Chefs, ensures every dish is a culinary masterpiece.
Popular dishes include the mouthwatering 450g flame-grilled tomahawk steak, traditional Pap & Wors served with maize meal and spicy chakalaka sauce, and the delectable spicy chicken liver bowls. Burgers, pastas, and Prego rolls have also won diners’ hearts.
To reduce their carbon footprint, the restaurant now exclusively sources local ingredients, eliminating bottled and processed food products in favor of in-house preparation.
Star Wine List Awards: A World of Wine Excellence
Star Wine List, originating in Stockholm in 2017, has become a hallmark of global wine excellence. It offers access to over 2000 remarkable wine lists in 35+ countries.
The 2023 South African wine list award winners will unveil during the Best Sommelier of South Africa event in Stellenbosch on September 16. South Africa’s victors will advance to the Star Wine List International Final in June 2024.
Kashew Restaurant: A Rising Star
Neil Markovitz, CEO of Newmark Hotels & Reserves, expressed excitement about Kashew Restaurant’s growing reputation among Johannesburg’s wine aficionados. This recognition promises to place Kashew on the map as a premier destination for wine enthusiasts.
In the heart of Johannesburg’s bustling business-and-leisure district, The Catalyst Hotel, featuring 206 elegantly appointed apartment-style rooms, perfectly balances business amenities and leisure offerings.
About Kashew Restaurant and The Catalyst Hotel
Nestled within The Catalyst Hotel, Kashew Restaurant exudes modernity and creativity in its 150-seat restaurant and bar. Surrounded by local art, it offers a distinctive culinary experience.
Situated just a stone’s throw from the Sandton Gautrain Station, The Catalyst Hotel caters to both business and leisure travelers, blending sophisticated business facilities with a polished aesthetic.
About Newmark Hotels & Reserves
Newmark Hotels & Reserves lives by the promise of “Experience authentic,” crafting unique and memorable experiences at its properties. From boutique luxury hotels to inspiring safari lodges and island getaways, Newmark ensures guests encounter the essence of each locale.
Established in 2007, Newmark’s reach extends throughout Africa, offering guests an array of incredible experiences, from West African golf getaways to the majesty of the Great Migration and the opulence of Mauritian and Zanzibar beach resorts.