Restaurant Mosaic at The Orient

Mosaic has been making its way up the table since the World’s Best Wine Lists Awards first honored the resturant in 2014. Executive Chef Chantel Dartnall is currently South Africa’s chef of the year and has a meticulous approach towards modern fine dining, focusing on working with fresh, regional produce. Her approach combines her classical French training with her love of nature and desire to create a work of art on each plate served.

 

Mosaic is dripping in an Art Nouveau style, inspired by Chantel’s trips to Paris and designed by South African impressionist artists and interior decorators. The restaurant is simultaneously romantic and quirky, and Chantel can often be found in the dining room, discussing the menu with her guests.

 

The head sommelier, Moses Magwaza, was mentored by Germain Lehodey himself and has won the 2017 Eat Out Wine Service Award. There are over 75,000 bottles under 5,500 labels housed in the wine cellar. According to wine writer and judge Alder Yarrow, ‘if you’re interested in South African wine, there’s no better place to drink and no better list to have a glass from’.