Medeo restaurant at the palatial Palazzo Montecasino hotel has been refreshed with a chic new look and feel that reflects both Italianesque and South African style, and features bold colour and added comfort, as well as a new menu infused with delicious Mediterranean flavours.
The elegant restaurant has been refurbished to ensure it continues to deliver the refined dining experience it is renowned for. David Muirhead from David Muirhead & Associates Interior Architectural Design, who were commissioned to coordinate the new design, has ensured that the ‘palatial’ and Italian integrity of the Palazzo has been retained in the restaurant, while introducing new design elements. “We aimed for an outcome that would be both chic and comfortable. We used a selection of rich fabrics that feature golden velvets, as well as South Africa’s celebrated and iconic Ardmore designs. Classical and comfortable seating ensures that people can linger and relax over their meals. We introduced vibrance into the restaurant with colours and textures, and as a main focus, magnificent large canvases featuring new artwork of birds in flight by Kirsty May Hall on the walls, which echo the beauty of the surrounding gardens and birdlife.”
The new Medeo menu offers a world-class selection of fine dining à la carte options that include the signature dishes such as starters of Mediterranean burrata – triple cream mozzarella, fresh ciabatta, heirloom tomato, basil and olive oil;and Octopus carpaccio with potato salad, lemon aïoli, potato fries, smoked tomato and dill vinaigrette; fresh homemade pasta – Veal tortellini with sage and butter sauce, veal jus, Grana Padano, and pickled shimeji; main courses of Sous vide chicken with spinach and goat’s cheese roulade, bell pepper sauce, baby potato and charred onion, as well as other lamb, pork, veal, fish, and steak options. The signature dessert is Apple strawberry crumble with caramel vanilla sauce and cinnamon ice cream.
Ravi Nadasen, COO for Tsogo Sun Hotels, says the refurbished Medeo will give guests a great new luxurious dining experience. “Medeo has been a favourite restaurant for special occasions and celebrations for many of our guests over the years – and it was time for an enhancement, without losing the essence of the appeal. Tsogo Sun is committed to continuous investment in all its properties and restaurants to ensure they stay relevant and exciting for our guests, and we believe that the new-look Medeo and fresh new menu will delight our regulars and inspire newcomers.”
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