November Welcomes Chef Mario Castrellón to Cape Town’s Table Bay Hotel

For one month only The Table Bay Hotel is bringing the exotic tastes of Panama to its Atlantic Grill with Chef Mario Castrellón. With two thriving restaurants in Panama and now the owner of Maito, Castrellón has led the way to building modern Panamanian cuisine.

His passion for food was cultivated in Panama City which led him to complete a culinary degree in Barcelona and from there Castrellón has gone from success to success. After opening La Posta Restaurant in Panama he became Executive Chef of Viso 52 where innovative, mouth-watering dishes such as Ceviche Stuffed Wantons and Black Risotto with Carpaccio Shrimp and Polenta Tamales transformed the menu.

Next came his own restaurant, Maito, which combined Castrellón’s passion for food, unusual flavours and natural ingredients to create a menu that was praised by all in Panama. With his signature dishes of Corvina al Mojo, Pulpo Three Ways and Risotto de Mariscos, who could blame them?

With its astounding reputation behind it, Maito was soon listed among the top 10 restaurants in Latin America by the President of the Real Academy of Gastronomy in Spain. Castrellón’s exotic roots allow him to produce extraordinary dishes that demonstrate a fusion of Creole, Mayan, Garifuna, Afro-Caribbean, Spanish, British, Chinese and North American.

In a partnership with The Table Bay, on the 1st and 2nd of November Castrellón will be producing a delicious authentic menu for guests to sample all the flavours that Panama has to offer:

Fish Ceviche Two Ways

Carpaccio and Fried with flavours of cilantro, habanero chilli, ginger and garlic

Chicken Tamale

Sautéed Shrimp Creole Sauce

Green Recao Grouper

Fried Cashew Rice

Piquillos de Ropa

Beef Braised in a Savory Stew, Stuffed into Piquillo Peppers

Sweet Potato Puree

Tres Leches

Light sponge soaked in Three Kinds of Milk, Baileys and Vanilla Beans

To book your place for this exquisite menu, please contact the Table Bay Hotel on +27 (0)21 406 5000

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