Well known and popular Jozi hotel the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers’ Atrium restaurant has responded to the chilly weather and the growing desire for hearty and warming meals with a winter menu designed to satisfy every palate and appetite. Yum!

Executive Chef Phistos ‘Shimmy’ Shimanyana Sello says that the ‘hearty winter food’ menu takes into account the wide-ranging profile of the guests who frequent the hotel and the Atrium restaurant.

“Our hotel attracts international guests who know the quality of the brand, and as such, we developed a menu that caters for a wide range of cuisines, while also offering a taste of our local dishes. These are always popular among guests who are eager to try the local cuisine, and our new winter menu offers a range of dishes that celebrate South Africa.”

Chef Shimmy, who has been at the hotel since September 2018, says sustainable and seasonal local ingredients are an important factor in the fresh new menu selection, which also includes game dishes as winter is hunting season.

The Atrium restaurant prides itself on delivering ‘memorable dining with African flair’ in a comfortable and elegant setting. The new menu features a range of salads, including Duck salad with confit duck leg, pomegranate and orange; soups, including Thai chicken soup, and other favourites with a touch of something special; pasta, such as Potato Gnocchi with sage beurre noisette, caramelised butternut, balsamic roast vegetables and Napolitana sauce;

Deconstructed vegetable lasagne, and other dishes; main dishes, including Lamb rack with roast garlic mash and pearl onion; Springbok shank with butternut confit and cranberry reduction; Pork belly, twice-cooked, with apple bake and purple cabbage; Grilled salmon; Sea bass with beetroot mash and young vegetables; Crown of chicken, roasted with Mediterranean spice rub; Curry of the day; Grilled tiger prawns, cilantro rice, cucumber ribbons and a mild peri-peri sauce; and a selection of premium aged steaks, served with marrow bone and onion rings.

The not-to-be-missed sumptuous desserts include Chocolate fondant; Lemon cheesecake with Italian meringue, berry salad; Fresh cut fruit salad; Local cheese platter; and Apple and pineapple coppi with warm crème Anglaise.

Find out more on the InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers’ Atrium Restaurant HERE…

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