The award-winning Restaurant Mosaic at the Orient Boutique Hotel recently welcomed one of the country’s most exciting sommeliers, Taryn Nortje. The restaurant is headed up by the current Best Female Chef in the World, Chef Chantel Dartnall.

Says Nortje: “It is any sommelier’s dream come true to work in a restaurant which boasts the finest cellar in Africa, with more than 75 000 bottles of wine under 5 500 different local and international labels. Mosaic is renowned across the world for its meticulous food and wine pairings and I am thrilled to be working with Chantel and her team who I admire for their passion and the precision that goes into the very smallest detail.”

“I am delighted that more women are making their mark in the food and wine industry,” says Chef Chantel, “and I just know that Taryn is going to become a key asset to the Mosaic team. She has a fantastic palate and is going to be a force to be reckoned with on the South African wine stage.”

Nortje – who was previously at Marble – will work with Mosaic’s Moses Magwaza who won the coveted Wine Service Award at the 2017 Eat Out Awards last year.