Restaurant Mosaic - South African restaurant gets highest ranking at the World Restaurant Awards! 10
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Restaurant Mosaic has just been recognised as one of the top 100 restaurants in World!!!


Pretoria, South Africa (30 June 2020) – We are delighted to announce that Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient has once again been awarded the prestigious Wine Spectator Grand Award 2020.

Restaurant Mosaic is one of only 100 restaurants in the world, and the only one on the African Continent, to have received this coveted award for their exceptional wine lists and cellar. This is the third year running that the Restaurant has been honoured with a Grand Award.

Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient Private Hotel in Pretoria 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 wonderful as they look. The restaurant is decorated in the Belle Epoque style and has an intimate feel with booth-type seats and two private dining rooms.

Having travelled the world, filling several passports in the process, Chantel found her second home in Paris where she fell in love with the Belle Epoque Restaurants such as Le Grand Colbert, Vaganende and La Fermette Marbeuf. When asked how she wanted to decorate Restaurant Mosaic, her choice was easy – in the Art Nouveau style. Renowned South African Impressionist artists and interior decorators were commissioned to step back in time to the romantic early 1900s to create a restaurant that was both romantic and unique. It has an intimate feel with booth-type seats and two private dining rooms.

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.

Launched in 1981, the Restaurant Awards are judged on three levels: the Award of Excellence, the Best of Award of Excellence and the Grand Award. Wine Spectator has recognized the achievements of nearly 3,800 restaurants, hailing from all 50 states and 80 countries and territories, that have demonstrated the passion and devoted the resources to create outstanding wine programs in 2020.

The Grand Award is Wine Spectator’s most prestigious honour, given to the world’s elite wine programs. This award is a reflection of steadfast dedication and unwavering passion for both building and growing an exceptional wine program year after year. These lists generally have 1,000 selections or more, present diners with a depth of vintages from some of the most well-known producers and include multiple bottle formats.

Along with exceptional wine lists, Grand Award winners offer the ultimate dining experience, with extraordinary cuisine and flawless service, whether formal or casual in style. Candidates for the Grand Award are required to undergo a rigorous inspection by one of Wine Spectator’s judges.

“We are extremely proud of this global recognition and raise our glasses, to say a great big thank you to our Cellar Master for his passion, dedication and continued hard work to ensure that we have all these beautiful wine gems available for our guests to enjoy. Our team looks forward to welcoming back our guests when we re-open on 2 September 2020, when we launch our much-awaited Spring Menu – Nasturtium “ says Patron Chef Chantel Dartnall.

For the full list of of the top 100 Grand awards:, as well as a full feature of the restaurants in the August issue of Wine Spectator Magazine.

Sources: Wine Spectator | Restaurant Mosaic 
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