Scot Kirton

Scot Kirton

Claire Gunn

Current Chef-proprietor, La Colombe and La Petite Colombe; co-owner, Foxcroft, Protégé and Epice
Born 25 February 1981, Cape Town
Training No formal training
Work history Sous chef at Haute Cabrière restaurant; Gordon Ramsay’s acclaimed Savoy Grill in London; sous chef at La Colombe; head chef at River Café; chef-proprietor of the relaunched La Colombe at Silvermist; opened Foxcroft (with Glen Foxcroft Williams); opened La Petite Colombe and Protégé, both in Franschhoek.
Inspiration “Global travels.”
Restaurants La Colombe; La Petite Colombe; Foxcroft; Protégé; Epice

Restaurants he rates in 2020

Best casual eatery Four & Twenty Café
Best fine-dining restaurant Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
Best wine farm restaurant Overture
Best restaurant for speciality cuisine Cheyne’s
Best restaurant that’s stood the test of time Chapman’s Peak Hotel
Best spot to indulge your guilty pleasure Kirsten’s Kick-Ass Ice-Cream
Best hole-in-the-wall Jason Bakery
Best overall restaurant experience Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia

Restaurants he rated in 2019

For a casual meal Four & Twenty Café
For a special occasion Chefs Warehouse Beau Constantia
For a guilty pleasure Punjab Express
For a Winelands experience Overture
For authentic cuisine Obi Restaurant
Best “oldie but goodie” Chapmans Peak Hotel
The best restaurant overall The Pot Luck Club

Restaurants he rated in 2018

For a casual meal Four & Twenty Cafe
For a special occasion Overture
For a healthy meal Babel at Babylonstoren
For a quick bite Olympia Bakery [in Kalk Bay]
For a Winelands experience Jordan Restaurant
For authentic cuisine Thali
The best restaurant overall Greenhouse Restaurant

Restaurants he rated in 2017

Chefs Warehouse & Canteen; The Test Kitchen; Greenhouse Restaurant; Jordan Restaurant; Four & Twenty Café