Chef Chantel Dartnall’s high cuisine is crafted with absolute attention to detail

Mosaic at The Orient: South Africa’s gourmet take on high cuisine

A quality restaurant based on seasonal ingredients provides unforgettable experiences

© 2016 Ramen / Jave Zam

South Africa is a spectacular country. It is filled with incredible landmarks and amazing landscapes. From the flowers in the West Coast National Park, to the Fynbos in the Cape Floristic Region, the land is filled with bountiful flora and fauna. It is home to each of the “big five,” earth’s mightiest creatures: lions, leopards, buffalo, rhinos, and elephants. But for all of its beauties, South Africa’s greatest treasure it is its people.

The history of this magnificent African nation is filled with brave and successful people, such as former president and peace advocate Nelson Mandela, a man who became an example for the entire world. South Africa has become, in recent years, one of the major players in the global economy. Along with China, Russia, India, and Brazil, South Africa forms part of the BRICS, the newly industrialized countries that are showing the fastest economic growth rates in the entire world. Combined, the BRICS are home to 42% of the world population, and produce more than 20% of the gross world product.

Obviously, this rapid growth has opened the door for immense business opportunities in South Africa, especially in the luxury market. Wealth and disposable income are rapidly increasing in the country, and chances are that in the next decades the situation will only to continue to trend in this direction.

Among these new business opportunities, high quality restaurants and high quality hotels are taking a major piece of the cake. One restaurant in particular has been finding success in the new economic environment: the Mosaic At The Orient.

A Mosaic of colors and flavors

The Mosaic at the Orient is a quality-driven, nature-inspired dining experience. The restaurant is the brainchild of Chantel Dartnall, a prestigious South African chef that has received, among other recognitions, South Africa’s Chef of the Year award.

Dartnall has led the Mosaic since its very beginning, developing everything from the menu to the style of the decor; every detail of this magnificent restaurant was carefully considered by the chef. Concerning the decoration, it was Dartnall’s idea to endow the Mozaic with its romantic, retro vibe. The restaurant is decorated in the Art Nouveau style, and several of South Africa’s most prominent impressionist artists worked on the beautiful interior decorations.

© 2016 Ramen / Jave Zam

The attention to detail and the commitment to excellence is also evident in the delicate and skillful plating of every dish. Dartnall has managed to produce a seasonal degustation menu, composed of an assortment of dishes that combine the finest local produce, with the chef’s own take on contemporary-classical cuisine. Chantel Dartnall’s dishes are inspired by nature, and sometimes, they even seem to blossom on the plates. Her cuisine shows an incredible attention to detail.

For its commitment to excellence and for their dedication to creating culinary art under the highest standards, Business Initiative Directions has decided to award Mosaic at the Orient, with the BID Quality Award 2016, in recognition to their superb approach to the Total Quality Culture.


BID is a private and independent organization founded in 1984, whose primary activity is business communication orientated towards quality, excellence and innovation in management. A leader in the broadcasting of Quality Culture, BID recognizes those companies and organizations which lead the most important activities in the business world, and is considered the founding organization in the broadcasting of the Culture of Quality, Excellence and Innovation in 179 countries. The trophy symbolizes a pledge to the principles of Quality Culture. The QC100 Total Quality Management Model, together with the Quality Mix program, media coverage of the convention and its impact on the community and business sector, create an unmatched platform for continuous improvement within the organization and awareness of the achievements of the company at an international level. Awards are given only to those who are committed to improving their Quality Culture based on the principles of the QC100 Total Quality Management Model. Candidates are proposed by the leaders of previously awarded companies who they consider worthy of the award. Especially meritorious candidates may also be nominated. The International BID Quality Award Selection Committee then chooses the winning companies who will receive the award in New York, Paris, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid and London.