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Restaurant Mosaic launch new Spring/Summer menu

Restaurant Mosaic launch new Spring/Summer menu

We have only visited once, but Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient still holds a very special place in our heart. Chef Chantel Dartnall is inspired and enthused, and her culinary creations are second to none. 

It’s clear as to why Mosiac is so popular – Chantel has racked up a number of awards over the years – internationally as well as locally and was recently voted SA’s Chef of the Year. She offers an incredibly different approach to fine dining, one that has seen Mosaic becoming one of the most well known destination restaurants in South Africa.

Having trained in Michelin three-star restaurants, Chantel adds to her skills with an eye for colour and placing together flavours and textures that would not normally work, yet somehow she weaves her spell to create a plate of food that is almost too beautiful to eat. The only way we would be able to describe a meal at Mosaic is a culinary explosion that you will remember for years afterwards.

Once a year Chantel travels internationally to not only source the amazing wines that she adds to her impressive wine cellar (make sure to ask for a tour next time you are there) but she also gathers the inspiration for her dishes from her travels. Be it the turning of autumn leaves or the rush of the ocean, nature features strongly in her creative palette.

She has just launched her new spring/summer menu and named it Natura Naturans: The Earth Laughs in Flowers and features her much loved signature ‘Botanical Cuisine’ – natural and fresh seasonal ingredients.

The names of her dishes are always so creative – and My Bento Box is one of the dishes featuring on the new menu. It comes complete with a pickled carrot ice lolly, spring marshmallow, garden pea and smoked snoek and patat.

Says Chantel: “For this season I have combined four amuse bouche into one serving to mimic the concept of the Bento Box as my version of a delightful entrée before the first dishes are served.”

Other dishes have fantastical names such as Under the Veil and From the Frozen Ocean which features Arctic salmon “cooked” in front of her guests in a magic piece of culinary creativity for which she is well known. Mosaic’s famous cheese trolley – including some incredibly rare and unique cheeses from overseas remains as part of the Mosaic magic on the spring/summer menu.

There is a choice of four menus for guests to choose from – the Grande Dégustation, the Market Dégustation and they also offer a pescatarian and vegetarian option too. Guests can partake in some of the incredible wines from the cellar, or enjoy the pairing with non-alcoholic beverages as well – which are specially chosen to complement the meal.

Find out more about Chantel and Restaurant Mosaic here…

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