Dining At The Palace Of The Lost Cityon September 27, 2011
The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City offers visceral luxury and visual splendour and its gourmet offerings reign supreme. The Crystal Court, a member of the Escoffier Society and the Mediterranean Villa Del Palazzo are central to the hotel, but there are also less well-known places, secretive enclaves where you can dine, hidden from the world, at this extraordinary resort.
Dining at the Crystal Court Restaurant at the Palace is a culinary exploration into unusual flavours and textures. Newly appointed Executive Chef, Nicholas Froneman has recently redesigned the Crystal Court dinner menu: “The menu is inspired by the multicultural heritage of South Africa.” Dishes highlight local game such as Fillet of Ostrich with a sweet potato tart, topped with fig and late harvest jus.
Villa Del Palazzo is an intimate restaurant ideally located at the water’s edge surrounded by the Lost City Botanical Gardens. Froneman has given traditional Mediterranean dishes an edgy African twist, integrating exciting African flavours into his fine cuisine. The evocative fare is superbly presented and his signature dishes – Minted Pea Soup and Braised Pork Belly – are simply divine.
The relaxed, welcoming ambience of The Tusk Bar with its panoramic terrace has made it the preferred rendezvous for local and international visitors who prefer light lunchtime fare and evening drinks. It’s the ideal spot for sundowners, pre-dinner drinks or for a cappuccino, Amarula or Rémy Martin cognac after dinner.
The Pool Restaurant offers a menu of light entrées ranging from sandwiches to micro salads to steak fajitas. Enjoy a gourmet Espresso Ice-Cream as you lounge in pampered bliss. The Pool Bar, located next to the Grand Pool serves traditional cocktails under the cool shade of a pavilion.
The Palace offers a range of alternative dining experiences; a snack whilst dangling your legs in the Grande pool, a delicious Italian bruschetta beneath a Baobab tree, a romantic aperitif at the Observatory Bar, a silver service dinner in the Kings Tower or dine alfresco the Royal Chamber gardens
The Palace is an extraordinary hotel, for extraordinary people craving extraordinary culinary adventures.