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A New Turn for Twist Restaurant

Cape Town, 28 November 2016: Food has never been fresher than at the newly refurbished Twist Restaurant at the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa outside Johannesburg.  With bee hives on the property producing honey on-site, guests can enjoy Blue Gum honey comb straight from the bee hive, on to their plate, or in their coffee.

“The recent refurbishment of the hotel’s popular Twist Restaurant came at the same time as the appointment of our new Executive Chef, Genghis San, so we have both a new look and a new taste,” enthuses the hotel’s General Manager, Anton Meiring. “Although relatively young – he is still in his 20s – Genghis has a wealth of experience in the food industry, having worked in various top kitchens. His experience in Protea Hotels by Marriott®, which owns the African Pride Hotels brand, includes his first appointment as an Executive Chef – at the Protea Hotel by Marriott OR Tambo.  Genghis subsequently served as the Executive Chef of the Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! by Marriott Pretoria Menlyn.”

The new Executive Chef has introduced different items to the food offering at the hotel, including a Sunday carvery lunch on the first Sunday of every month.  “While the idea of a carvery lunch is nothing unique,” Executive Chef San explains, “we have some great recipes offering very special flavours. Set against the backdrop of the beautiful Magaliesburg Mountains with the fragrance of our rose garden near the entrance to the restaurant, the location means that guests can savour quality taste sensations in a setting of tranquillity and beauty.”

Twist Restaurant focuses on farm-fresh country-style food which is both wholesome and healthy.  The restaurants also provides seasonal selections in its buffet offerings, with hearty oxtail and curries for the colder months and fresh salads during the summer season.

“The new look for the Twist Restaurant comes six years since our last refurbishment,” says Meiring.  “We have opened the area up so that the kitchen is now integrated into the dining area.  Furnished in warm colours and with copper finishes and rustic chandeliers, there is a homely atmosphere geared to make the environment warm and inviting.”

The location of the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa is the perfect spot for a tranquil break from the frenetic environments of Johannesburg and Pretoria. With the quiet of the country, the fresh air, stunning mountain views, and the award-winning relaxing spa, it’s a great spot for a breakaway that won’t take hours to reach.  And outdoor enthusiasts find plenty of activities there – from mountain biking to trail running.  And, now, they can enhance their energy levels for these activities with locally produced honey!

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