Mosaic at the Orient reveals new menu Natura Naturans for Spring/Summer 2018

Natura NaturansThe Earth Laughs in Flowers is the name of Chantel Dartnall’s stunning new spring/summer menu for 2018 at Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient, rated as one of the finest restaurants in Africa.


From The Frozen Ocean
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The menu – in which Dartnall pays homage to Mother Nature – again features the chef's signature Botanical Cuisine, using only the best seasonal produce with Dartnall taking her cue from nature. More dishes will be revealed by the award-winning chef in coming weeks.
There’s the playful My Bento Box, complete with a pickled carrot ice lolly, spring marshmallow, garden pea and smoked snoek and patat.
Says Dartnall:

“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.”

Under the Veil – a composition of langoustine, white peach and hibiscus is her paean to her beloved ouma:

“She always smelt faintly of lavender and 4711 Eau de Cologne and was able to take humble moments – such a pitching a make-believe tent in her bedroom - and transport me into a world of enchantment.”

From the Frozen Ocean has the Arctic salmon “cooked” in front of the guests in a magic piece of culinary theatre while Cherry Blossom, using duck wings and lightly smoked duck breast with luscious cherry flavours, is likely to become a firm favourite with diners.
For dessert, The Earth Laughs in Flowers combines passionfruit, Valrhona chocolate and violets in a riot of colour and flavour – and yet all is not as it seems…
Different bread and butters – each one paired for a course – are prepared by the Mosaic team of artisan bakers and include mini mosbolletjies with a dunker (a delicious aged Parmesan cheese sauce). Mosaic’s signature anchovy butter is served with spring flower tuiles while vanilla seaweed butter comes with the seaweed and dill roll.
Of course, Restaurant Mosaic’s famous cheese trolley remains part of the Mosaic magic on the spring/summer menu.
There is a choice of four Natura Naturans menus – the Grande Dégustation, the MarketDégustation as well as the pescatarian and vegetarian options. 

Restaurant Mosaic is located in The Orient Private Boutique Hotel in the Francolin Conservancy, Elandsfontein, Pretoria.
GPS Location: 25 ° 45 ‘ 40.0 ” S (-25.761114), 27 ° 59 ‘ 56.6 ” E (27.999083)
Phone: +27(0)12 371 2902/3/4/5
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