When a creative mind puts aesthetic talent and a passion for the culinary arts into creating a dish, it is bound to be a great gastronomical experience. South African chef Chantel Dartnall’s dishes have become renowned around the world with her innovative Botanical Cuisine making the Restaurant Mosaic one of South Africa’s top tables.
"Passion, consistency and simplicity" are the three main fundamentals of the chef’s culinary philosophy. Chef Dartnall always tries “to transform the act of eating into a sensual experience”, creating a perfect balance between flavour and beauty, texture and elegance.
Nature is served
Chantel Dartnall’s Botanical cuisine is based on natural ingredients, in which herbs and flowers are the protagonists. Every dish is designed and organized with patience and precision, with a perfect aesthetic balance of ingredients and colors, utilized in a very natural way.
“For me, it’s about featuring Mother Nature on a plate. Each dish is designed to reflect the beauty, balance, harmony, and purity that you find in nature” explains the chef.
Eating with Your Eyes
We've decided to take a look at some inspirational dishes prepared by Chantel Dartnall, and share a selection of amazing food pictures at the top of the page.
Some of these dishes were prepared by chef Dartnall in collaboration with Gregory Czarneckiduring a 4 hands dinners hosted at Restaurant Mosaic last May.
The two chefs will join creative forces once again on 13 and 14 September 2017, in two new 4 hands dinners, this time hosted by chef Czarnecki at The Restaurant Waterkloof.