The award-winning Restaurant Mosaic has what is regarded as the best cellar on the African continent with more than 75 000 bottles of wine under 5 500 different local and international labels.
February features two not-to-be-missed wine tastings with France’s Domaine Henri Gouges as well as Spain’s Vega Sicilia.
Antoine Gouges from Domaine Henri Gouges will be the guest on Wednesday, February 7. Domaine Henri Gouges is arguably the most famous domaine in Nuits Saint Georges. Currently run by cousins Pierre and Christian Gouges, the domaine consists of 14.5 hectares of vineyards and includes holdings in six Nuits Saint Georges premier crus.
Mosaic will also host Pablo Alvarez from Spain’s most famous winery Vega Sicilia on Wednesday, February 21. Aficionados rank Vega Sicilia’s coveted Unico red wine alongside France’s Premier Cru Bordeaux. Robert Parker called Vega Sicilia Unico “Spain’s greatest wine” while Food & Wine magazine described the wine as combining “the prestige of Latour, the mystique of La Tâche and the hype of Le Pin”.
All tastings will be followed by special meals prepared by Dartnall and other wines from the estates.
Mosaic’s sommeliers include Moses Magwaza who won the coveted Wine Service Award at the 2017 Eat Out Awards last year and Taryn Nortje regarded as one of the country’s most exciting female sommeliers.
Dartnall’s current summer menu is named CosmOrganic and again features her signature botanical cuisine style, using only the best seasonal produce and taking a cue from nature with dishes such as Song of the Sea (salmon, kombucha, yuzu); Some Birds Don’t Fly (ostrich, beetroot, plum); Tajine du Maghreb (capretto, prunes, argan oil) and The Clash of Constellations (passion fruit, mango, fresh berries).
The team is already hard at work on the autumn menu which launches on March 22 2018.