Executive chef/patron/author Shane Sauvage began his career as a bus boy in a local restaraunt kitchen some 25 years ago. After qualifing Shane worked in a number of top Gauteng restaraunts in various executive chef positions until he opened his own restaraunt “la Pentola”.

In 1997 Shane won the international culinary organisation the Chaines des Rotiseurs ‘YOUNG CHEF OF THE YEAR”. From this point Sauvage’s career mushroomed, he began to work on television and stage, with local and international personalities. La Pentola recieved countless awards and recognition for quality and excellence, including the much sort after “BLAZON” from the Chaine des Rotiseurs, the highest award a chef can recieve in his life time for culinary brilliance. Sauvage has published two books: “The Edge of Fusion” & “Infusion”. These books showcase his individual cooking style that is truely original with an exciting south african twist.

Other awards:

  • The Diners Club Diamond Award 2009 & 2010
  • American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2006-2011
  • Excellence Award from Dinners Club 2006 (top 20 wine list in SA)
  • Voted Eat Out Top 15 Restaurants in SA 2005
  • Wine magazine Top 100 Restaurants 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
  • Wine magazine – Best wine list created with food in mind 2005
  • American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award 2005
  • Chaine Des Rotisseurs – Blazon Awarded 2005
  • Diner’s Club Gold Winelist of the Year 2005
  • Tendermints Top Restaurant 2004
  • National finalist in Relaxed Dining Mushroom festival 2004
  • Top 10 Johnny Walker Eat out Restaurant 2003
  • National finalist in the Chef de Cuisine – Mushroom festival 2001 and 2002
  • Induction into the Chaine Des Rotisseurs as Maitre’d Grilledin – 2003
  • Voted Top African Ethnic Restaurant in the Gourmet Festival 2002 – 2003
  • Voted Top South African Restaurant inthe Gourmet Festival 2001
  • Superior Choices Top 100 – 1999-2004
  • Diner’s Club Platinum Wine List Merit Award 2002
  • Diner’s Club Wine List Merit Award 2001
  • Diner’s Club Wine List Merit Award 2000
  • Chaine Des Rotisseurs Regional Junior Chef of the year 1997


To cook our delicious food at home grab a copy of Shane’s recipe books!

Edge of Fusion Book
Infusion Book
Cape Fusion Recipe Book
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