Awesome Dining Experience To Remember

Awesome Dining Experience To Remember

In Crocodile River Valley, in the Francolin Conservancy, Pretoria is the Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient. The hotel mirrors the Moorish culture with its oriental and Middle Eastern style set amongst beautiful lush gardens.

Restaurant Mosaic serves seasonal tasting menus and is placed in the top ten eating establishments in South Africa. It also boasts one of the best wine cellars in the country. The outstanding chef Chantel Dartnell, was awarded chef of the year for 2017 for Africa and the Middle East.

Dining at the Mosaic was truly a dining experience to remember. It all started with a warm and friendly welcome and a little explanation of the hotel.

We were ushered to one of the dining rooms which I thought could have been French inspired. The waitress came with a selection of differently flavoured bread rolls which included lavender, roasted pumpkin and honey, sour dough seed loaf and cranberry and pear cheese. There were also many different flavoured kinds of butter. Honey and cinnamon, unsalted vanilla seaweed, saffron and calendula and Moonriver salted farm butter.

Chef Chantel Dartnell came to our table and enthusiastically explained each dish from the Grande Dégustation Menu as if she was reciting some kind of poetry. When the food arrived, I understood her passion. I think we had eight courses. Song of the sea, Sea Mist, From the ashes, Some birds don’t fly, Cöte D’ Azur and a few more. Each dish was paired with wine or a non-alcoholic drink by the Sommelier, Moses Magwaza from KwaZulu Natal. I absolutely loved the Sea Mist which was scallop, langoustine and saffron froth, although each dish was just as delicious.

Unfortunately, I didn’t stay at the hotel but I was fortune to have a driver. I recommend an overnight stay to have a full and enjoyable experience at Mosaic at The Orient.

Self-Portrait: dress old (similar here and here) Valentino: shoes here Chanel: bag here

Sommelier, Moses Magwaza

 

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32 Comments

  1. 03/01/2018 / 20:19

    Ah your dinner looked amazing! I went to the Crocodile River years ago. It’s so beautiful there.
    Hope you’re having a wonderful start to the year!

    Lyndi
    http://www.stylecalling.com

  2. 03/01/2018 / 13:46

    Wow, that’s a beautiful dinner. Almost as wonderful as your lace dress dear! Happy New Year!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  3. 30/12/2017 / 03:59

    Oh wow, what stunning courses! The food looks like little works of art! 🙂 I love your dress too, so pretty on you adn perfect with the studded heels.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are having a great week! It’s hard to believe there are just a few days left in 2017! A happy new year to you.

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • mm 30/12/2017 / 13:25

      When the food arrived I also thought that it looked like art although I expected it.I can only recommend this place, as everything was just perfect. Glad you like my outfit, Mica! Yes the time has gone by very quickly. All the best for 2018! Thank you!

    • mm 29/12/2017 / 21:42

      Gemma, this is a fantastic place to visit! The food is amazing! My next visit I will definitely stay overnight at the Orient Hotel. Happy 2018! xo

    • mm 29/12/2017 / 21:44

      Hey Ankita, Thank you so much! I appreciate your comment! Happy 2018!xo

  4. 28/12/2017 / 23:45

    The hotel looks so amazing! My favorite part is the garden. So pretty – seems like something out of a fairytale
    Dora

  5. 28/12/2017 / 07:18

    That’s an awesome gastronomic experience. Love your dress and the whole outfit. I’m wishing you a happy New Year ahead.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • mm 28/12/2017 / 07:17

      The dress is so beautiful. I seem to pack it every time I travel!

    • mm 28/12/2017 / 07:14

      Absolutely, Jessi! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and hope to return soon. xo

  6. Gabrielle
    27/12/2017 / 17:37

    Gosh, what a beautiful hotel! I hope you find yourself staying there for a little longer and sometime very soon! I adore your Valentino heels; you look so beautiful.

    aglassofice.com
    x

    • mm 27/12/2017 / 18:00

      Hi Gabrielle, next time I intend to stay over-night. I think these Valentino shoes are my favourite! Thank you! xo

  7. 26/12/2017 / 06:11

    I love your lace dress! Looks very classy :). The hotel looks gorgeous. Sounds like you had a really nice service while dining there. I love the interior decor of the place. Hope you enjoyed your time there!

    exquisitely.me

    • mm 26/12/2017 / 07:49

      It’s a very beautiful boutique hotel. I can definitely recommend eating at the restaurant! Thank you, Nancy!

  8. 25/12/2017 / 22:02

    I absolutely love your dress, it’s beautiful! The place looks lovely as well, and all the dishes sound amazing!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

    • mm 26/12/2017 / 07:52

      Beautiful dress, right? I’m such a fan of Self-Portrait dresses! Beautiful place to dine. Thanks, Jenny!

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