Manse restaurant has received three titles at Restaurant & Catering SA’s Awards For Excellence at Adelaide’s Convention Centre.
The Adelaide restaurant was named South Australia’s Restaurant of the Year as well as Best Fine Dining Restaurant. And, on top of that, Manse’s chef Lachlan Colwill was named South Australia’s Best Chef.
Another big winner on the night was the National Wine Centre of Australia which won the Best Wedding Caterer, Best Function Centre, and Best Caterer awards.
Meanwhile, there were three inductees into the Hall of Fame. Andrea Parisi from La Trattoria restaurant was inducted as an individual, while Lenzerheide restaurant and Blanco Catering were inducted as successful businesses.
And brothers Pomi Sandhu and Amrik Singh were recognised with the lifetime achievement award for their contribution to the state's culinary scene.
The full list of winners on the night:
- Restaurant of the Year: The Manse
- Caterer of the Year: National Wine Centre of Australia
- Lifetime Achiever: Pomi Sandhu and Amrik Singh, Tandoori Oven and Jasmin restaurants
- Hall of Fame - Individual: Andy Parisi, La Trattoria
- Hall of Fame - European: Lenzerheide Restaurant
- Wedding Caterer: National Wine Centre of Australia
- Venue Caterer: Sanctuary Adelaide Zoo
- Apprentice chef: Edward Noble, Assagio Ristorante
- Chef: Lachlan Colwill, The Manse
- Employee: Andrew Baggaley, Intercontinental Adelaide
- Employer: Gio Musolini, Portobello Food Kitchen Bar
- Maitre D’: Wade Aslin, The Barn Palais
- Media: The Advertiser
- Product supplier: Samuel Smith & Son/Negociants Australia
- Professional development: Cafes Quisine
- Service provider: Curtin Foodservice Equipment
- Safety Award: Adelaide Casino
- Asian: Mapo Korean Restaurant
- Bistro: Queen’s Head Hotel
- Breakfast: Rigoni’s Bistro
- Sommelier: Duncan Vent, Chianti Classico
- Wine list: Apothecary 1878
- Café: Portobello Food Kitchen Bar
- Chinese: Concubine
- Coffee shop: Cibo Espresso, Brunswick
- Contemporary Australian: Red Ochre
- European: Georges on Waymouth
- Event caterer: Epicure Catering