In the heart of Sandton, the DAVINCI hotel is a leading destination for locals and tourists and is home to one of the most celebrated Italian cigar and wine emporiums in the country. It is also known for exquisite dining at Maximillien restaurant where a notable wine list is paired with a well-crafted menu, refined by executive chef, Sylvester Nair.
His signature starters include marinated beef carpaccio with lemon and herb, served with wild rocket and the crispy-fried chicken with a garden salad. As for mains, his grilled beef medallion with mushroom risotto is sublime. We recommend you take your time to go through the menu as there are pages of great choices. Chef Nair sees himself as more than a chef ̶ he's a designer of flavours.
On most nights, a jazz piano adds to the atmosphere making Maximillien ideal for date nights. Add to that impeccable service and attention to detail, 1920s-inspired decor and floor-to-ceiling windows offering views over Nelson Mandela Square and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable dining experience.
By Shawn Greyling