Twenty five new restaurants get the nod for this year’s American Express® Platinum Fine Dining Awards
SA’s Premier dining awards reveals the country’s 100 exceptional restaurants
12 September 2016 – American Express® has revealed the country’s most coveted culinary list, the American Express Platinum Fine Dining Awards, at a chic event held in Johannesburg.
Johannesburg’s hottest new restaurant, Marble, was the location for South Africa’s premier dining awards ceremony as American Express, paid tribute to the chefs and restaurants that are changing the game in the pursuit of delivering the perfect culinary experience.
Mimosa was a huge fine dining hit! I was completely blown away by the really spectacular food! We arrived a little early and had drinks by the pool. Mimosa hosts a lovely four course menu which changes based on seasonality and availability promising everything is fresh and delicious! Whilst it was a wonderful dinner I did find it a little pricey at R450 per person before wine. Luckily it is actually six courses including a lovely amuse bouche and sorbet palate cleanser!
I was really impressed by the starter of seared tuna with a cabbagge and basil salad, aioli, fresh coriander, crispy leeks and teriyaki sauce. The slightly seared giant chunks of rich butter tuna were an absolute treat paired with the buttery cabbage. Before main course we enjoyed a lovely rooibos sorbet as an palate cleanser which prefectly prepared us for the highlight of the evening!
As I am busy finalising my schedule for my annual trip to Switzerland, I think of all the wonderful events we’ve had in previous years.
And how far Mimosa Lodge & Mimosa Wines has come in the last 10 years. The lodge is as busy as ever and Mimosa Wines is finally realising our dream to have a fully equipped wine tasting facility and day-restaurant for you, our special guests.
Mimosa is continuously undertaking improvements to make the lodge more comfortable. We listen to our guests’ feedback and are proactive with regards to maintenance and upkeep, while preserving the history and charm of the original buildings. Over the last few months we upgraded all the Classic rooms located in the main building which dates back to 1859. All rooms received new yellowwood flooring in keeping with the authentic style of the original building, and the bathrooms were modernised and redone with beautiful sandstone tiles and contemporary bathroom fittings.
Just in time for summer, our modern garden suites were fitted with air-conditioning and the pool now has a gorgeous wooden deck, definitely the place to be on a hot summer afternoon.
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