Recently had the pleasure of attending the Restaurant Mosaic out by Hartbeespoort in JHB. This is Chantel Dartnall’s baby. You may recognise her from MasterChef SA. And in a way, this is JHB’s baby as well. We don’t have many top notch crazy dining experiences that we can bring up in conversation with the Cape Town Foodies.

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Restaurant Mosaic

But this isn’t about Cape Town vs JHB (even though Mosaic will give most places a run for their money in terms of sheer opulence). This is about some pretty amazing cooking. I’m not writer enough to describe it. But I can show it. The 10+ course endurance eating extravaganza was paired with a selection of off-the-charts international wine from Mosaic’s 49,000 bottle cellar (every bottle of which is purchasable).

It’s a destination restaurant, both in terms of location and price (R1,100 per head for the full experience). But have a look at these pictures and tell me you’re not intrigued?

— Andy Hadfield

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Restaurant Mosaic #1

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Restaurant Mosaic. The Spring Menu 2014.

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This is what we like to see when exploring a wine cellar…

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This is one of about 8 walls in 1 of 3 wine cellars… Quite a collection Mosaic has to call on when building pairings.

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