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Photo Credit: Chef Chantel Dartnall

Chef Chantel Dartnall, the owner and head chef of Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient Boutique Hotel outside Pretoria earned herself another Best Chef Award.

 

Pretoria, South Africa (04 November 2020) – For the last three years, we have been reporting on the successes of chef Chantel Dartnall. Whether that be for the food, the wine list or her own skills, Chantel and the restaurant are constantly in South African headlines… and now we are excited to report another for Chef and her restaurant!

Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Private Hotel is South Africa’s finest destination restaurant and private hotel. Award-winning South African Chef Chantel is known for presenting the art of nature on her plates through her botanical cuisine to take you on a culinary tour of pure indulgence. Chantel has enhanced South Africa’s status as a gourmet destination on the international culinary map, thanks to her meticulous approach to modern fine dining. She draws her inspiration from fresh, seasonal produce to create dishes which taste as beautiful as they look.

When the restaurant is open, award-winning chef Chantel Dartnall is always in attendance and always meets the diners to present her menu and answer questions. Restaurant Mosaic is located in The Orient Boutique Hotel in the Francolin Conservation Area, Crocodile River Valley, Elandsfontein, Pretoria.

Chef Chantel Dartnall was awarded Best Chef for 2020, and Restaurant Mosaic was recognised as Best Restaurant at the Hosco Luxe Restaurant Awards.

“At Restaurant Mosaic, we pride ourselves on delivering unforgettable dining experiences, that showcase South Africa’s talent, passion and produce as truly world-class – these awards remind us that we are continually realising our dreams!”

The award ceremony took place last night. You can see Chef Chantel and her team with their awards below. Keen to see what is on the ever-changing menu, take a look at some of the beautiful creations below too.

 

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CHANTEL DARTNALL & RESTAURANT MOSAIC AWARDED BEST CHEF & BEST RESTAURANT AT THE 2020 HOSCO LUXE RESTAURANT AWARDS We are delighted to share that, last night at the annual Hosco Luxe Restaurant Awards, Chef @ChantelDartnall was awarded Best Chef for 2020, and Restaurant Mosaic was recognised as Best Restaurant! Each year, The @hospitalitycounsel Luxe Restaurant Awards celebrate the finest contributions to the South African restaurant sector, which makes these awards especially meaningful to us. At Restaurant Mosaic, we pride ourselves on delivering unforgettable dining experiences, that showcase South Africa’s talent, passion and produce as truly world-class – these awards remind us that we are continually realising our dreams!

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Today I reveal … “Hidden Gem” I am fascinated by mythology and typically, my reading time will be taken up by studying the stories of old. It was here that I discovered that the Oracle of Delphi claimed that beetroot was second only in mystical potency to horseradish, and for the ancients it was worth its weight in silver. With the various health benefits that beetroot offers, one can see why. Beetroot contains betaine, a substance that relaxes the mind, and tryptophan (also found in chocolate), which contributes to an overall sense of well-being (and don’t we all need that!). Because of its natural sweet, earthy taste and ruby-red colour, beetroot was one of my first choices of ingredients to feature on our Equinox menu. The baby beetroots are at the Pico Grow Farm, close to where our restaurant is situated. Their enthusiasm for their produce lights up my kitchen every week when they deliver fresh bunches of beetroot bursting with energy and flavour along with a colourful array of fresh edible flowers. . . . @jaunedechrome @jlcoquet @jlcoquetjapan @cwolfvisuals @chanteldartnall @thebestchefawards @laliste1000 @50bestdiscovery @haute_grandeur @jhp_gourmet_guide @restaurantmosaicattheorient #michelinguide #greatplates #chef #cheflife #chefsofinstagram @pico_gro @doubledutchsa #beetroot @caviarinspirate

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“Some Birds Don’t Fly” I I am sure that Mother Nature must have a sense of humor – especially if you consider the evolution of the species. Are we not fortunate to be able to see that around us, here in the Cradle of Humankind, where we can discover first hand how human beings were molded by the eons of time? As a young child, in the evenings before our summer holidays, I was always so excited that I could not sleep. It was still dark the next morning when we started our journey through the sleeping suburbs, to take the road through the cornfields of the Free State and meet the rising sun on the plains of the Great Karoo. Every year stopping under the same Blue-gum trees at the same picnic spot next to the road, to have our breakfast from the basket packed by my mother the previous evening. Condense-milk tea, with sarmies, frikkadelle and hard-boiled eggs – feeding the ostriches through the fence, wondering how it came about that this exotic, strange animal came to be. We now know that cataclysmic events and raging fires turned the primeval skies dark, filled with burning sparks and ash – forcing these birds to become landlocked animals, and ourselves to seek new shelters in far away lands. Changing our environment, our habits and our diets from mainly raw vegetarian food to harnessing that fire and becoming omnivorous, digesting more fibrous animal products, contributing to the development of our larger brains – becoming humans and thus, assuring the survival of our species. With this dish, I will guide you through three preparations, showcasing our food evolution… Featuring 3 preparations of Ostrich. #thebestchef #restaurantmosaicatorient #artofplating @caviarinspirate @thebestchefawards @dylan_swart @laliste1000 #thebestchefawards #greatplates

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