From memories of kitchens at home to restaurant venues across the country, food is one of our favourite obsessions. This is 4 course special in the IndianSpice series @TsogoSun #OnAPlate, showcasing the diversity and vibrancy of food from the chefs of Tsogo Sun’s hotels and venues!
In this special edition, we traverse four different hotels and four amazing chefs who come together to give our readers a gastronomic taste journey from start to finish. This Tsogo Sun experience is bound to be one you can try at home as these chefs share their secret recipes with you! This sensational menu was put together by Chefs Avada Singh, Clint Hensburg, Chad Bosman & Lebohang Mokoena.
Here’s the menu
Amuse Bouche from the hotel, 54 on Bath by Chef Lebohang Mokoena presents a Yellow fin tuna, bloody Mary jelly, avocado puree and black radish. The definition of amuse bouche is a French term which means a little bit of food which is served before the meal to stimulate the appetite. Click here
Starter from the InterContinental Airport Johannesburg by Clint Hensburg experience a symphony of Salmon set upon a medley of sea food. This is a Salmon parcel set on a mild curried bisque sauce, accompanied by a salmon parfait, edible sea shore with a Smokey salmon and east coast rock lobster roulade. Click here
Main Course from The Palazzo Hotel by Chad Bosman Sous Vide Lamb Neck Sweet potato puree, butternut and apricot salsa, pine nuts, cumin and glazed carrots. Click here
Dessert from the Southern Sun Monte Casino by Avada Singh, this dramatic signature dish, Backstage Cru’s Cheesecake is a theatre of strawberries staged upon a vanilla seeded cheesecake showcased on a pecan nut sablé accompanied by a cape gooseberry parfait with a white chocolate curtain and a New York Broadway ice cream. Click here
Meet the team!
Chef Lebohang Mokoena: Born and raised in Vereeniging, started his career as a trainee at the Riviera on Vaal after qualifying pursued a career in the Kruger National Park cooking at Selati restaurant. An opportunity arose to be part of the opening team at Crowne Plaza and Stay Bridge Suite in Abu Dhabi Yas Island. After a 3 year stint in Abu Dhabi it was time to return home and Lebo joined the 54 on Bath team as a Sous Chef and later promoted to a Senior Sous chef.
Chef Clint Hensburg: Started at the age of 18 years, Chef Clint worked for a fine dining French Restaurant in East London. After gaining an immense amount of knowledge and experience, he then moved to an Italian restaurant to better his knowledge of Italian cuisines. He then relocated, to the City of Gold and gained a variety of experience through catering companies. The highlight of his career was joining Tsogo Sun group and worked under the watchful eye of Chef Kenny Ngubane at the famous Masterchef Restaurant. Clint headed up the team at the popular “Jenda Food and Wine Bar” at the MonteCasino complex where he later got an opportunity to work at the prestigous intercontinental Hotel under the helm of Chef Yoshan Naidu.
Chef Chad Bosman: Chad graduated from the esteemed Prue Leith Chefs Academy later training and working under Luke Dale-Roberts at La Colombe. His desire to work overseas took him to the Centara Resorts in Maldives and later to the USA to the Setai Miami Beach Hotel. Wanting to return home a year later he left the USA to join Gerard Vingerling at The Palazzo Hotel.
Chef Avada Singh: Avada graduated from the International hotel school in 2008 after completing her professional cookery and kitchen management diploma. Shortly after graduating Avada joined the Gateway Hotel in Umhlanga where she perfected her cooking skills for over a year. Her desire to grow in the industry saw her join Tsogo Sun in 2011 at the Suncoast Hotel and Towers and later Southern Sun Hyde Park at a Sous Chef. She is currently based at the Southern Sun MonteCasino where she is the Senior Sous chef.