Luminary on 12th brings Fine Dining to Time Square

Luminary on 12th

Heat is on as chef sets goal of elevating gourmet dining

There’s a new ‘it’ place for sophisticated palates at Pretoria’s biggest entertainment hub, as Time Square opens Luminary on 12th, a fine-dining restaurant, just as 2024 kicks off.

Take the hotel elevator to the 15th floor to kick off your evening at Solis Bar for a welcome sundowner and canapés with a view over Pretoria as the lights start twinkling as the sun sets. Then move to the 12th floor where Time Square’s Executive Chef Adrian Vaughan and his team have created a five-course “contemporary international” meal, paired with wine.

“Whether you’re savouring a romantic dinner for two or hosting a private event, our restaurant provides an exclusive and sophisticated atmosphere that adds a touch of glamour to any occasion,” Vaughan said.

The ever-changing menu at the ‘bookings only’ restaurant, currently includes freshly baked brioche with parfait and jam, a fish course of monk fish, mussels in coconut, the main course featuring a signature dish of aged beef with coffee and parsnip, a cheese course, and a decadent cherry, chocolate and mascarpone dessert.

British-born Vaughan brought his English work experience to South Africa when he first joined Sun International in 2012 as part of The Maslow Sandton’s opening team as the Executive Sous Chef. He was at the stoves when Time Square opened in 2017, wearing the chef’s hat as Complex Executive Sous Chef, and was promoted to Complex Executive chef a year later. “We have been developing the portfolio of food for the restaurant over the past five years by completing our unique Chef’s table experiences in the main kitchen at Time Square,” Vaughan said. It is my ultimate goal to gain recognition as a chef, and what better place to start than with this fantastic platform to create fine dining dishes on a regular basis for our patrons.”

Time Square General Manager Ruben Gooranah said he had tasted some of the gourmet cuisine and pronounced it “absolutely delectable”. “We hope our guests will love every moment of this new experience at Luminary on 12th. Adrian and his team are turning out dishes which speak to true culinary excellence.”

Luminary on 12th is open Friday and Saturday nights, strictly bookings only, price upon request.

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