The Wolftrap Steakhouse Championships is on the hunt for SA’s top steakhouses, and members of the public are encouraged to vote for their favourite steakhouse during the month of May. To vote, members of the public can visit the competition’s facebook page by clicking here. Each voter is allowed only one vote for one restaurant, and a list of steakhouses is available on the Facebook page. If, however, a voter wants to vote for a steakhouse that’s not on the list, it can be added as long as the restaurant complies with the competition’s specifications.
So 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.
In June, the top 10 steakhouses that have been voted for by the public will each be visited unannounced by a team of expert judges. The judges are headed up by Chef Pete Goffe-Wood. Judges rate the steakhouses according to a wide-ranging, standardised scoresheet 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.
In July, the Wolftrap Steakhouse Championship winner for 2017 will be announced at the Awards event, which will be hosted by last year’s winner The Local Grill in Parktown North. In addition to Awards for the Top Ten Steakhouses and the Trophy for the 2017 Steakhouse of the Year, 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.