Jomo Salani

Jomo Salani

Current Executive chef, A Tavola
Born 18 June 1979, KwaZulu-Natal
Training Worked under the tutelage of David Haupt for the past 20 years
Work history Bella Gina, Grand West; Wasabi Restaurant, Constantia; A Tavola Restaurant, Claremont
Inspiration “All things Italian. Using natural, basic ingredients of high quality, then doing very little to the product, allowing its true quality to shine through.”

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Table Seven
Best fine-dining restaurant The Test Kitchen
Best wine farm restaurant Rust en Vrede
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Thali
Best new restaurant Viande
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Aubergine Restaurant
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure De Vrije Burger
Best hole-in-the-wall South China Dim Sum Bar
Best overall restaurant experience FYN