A visit to tranquility
"Get ready for an experience of a life time" This I was told
recently when I was invited to visit The Orient and Restaurant Mosaic.
How often have I not heard this.
But this was just the beginning.
The guest suite where I was taken to, the Marrakesh was decorated in true traditional Oriental style with warm rich reds, browns, copper and brass. From the window of my suite I overlooked the last of the sunset over the valley. But it was not long before I found myself carried away reading from one of the first edition books that I discovered on the antique dressing table.
As I prepared for dinner later the evening, bathing with the smell of lavender, I could not help wondering what dinner will produce. "Exceptional ingredients treated simply" There is just no other way to describe the meal that was served at Restaurant Mosaic. A modern European meal with a true, spicy Oriental undertone of which my favourite was the tender veal medallions wrapped in Parma ham. Each course was accomplish with a wine carefully selected by Franco the Sommelier from 10 000 bottles from the hotel's own cellar. A combination of chef and sommelier yet to be found and waiting to be experienced.
A tour of the hotel took me through some of the suites, dinning rooms and art galleries. With each room it was an experience as each one had something different, something unique to tell.
My favourite of all the rooms, the library. Here I could sit in a deep leather chair sipping my tea, yes I declined the cognac, and listen to the 20 year story of the owners. I made each and every journey with them.
When I put my head on my pillow at the end of the evening I could truly say that I have experienced it!
My advice to you, visit The Orient and indulge yourself in five-star
luxury and service fit for royalty!