Forti Grill & Bar in Pretoria focuses on creating honest food using high-quality ingredients. Fifth-generation restaurateur and celebrated chef Fortunato Mazzone’s food philosophy eschews pretension: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Half of the meals on the menu are made using only four or five ingredients, each allowing the natural flavours of the dishes to stand out. To Chef Fortunato, a fine-dining experience can be as simple as a brilliant cut of grass-fed beef served with duck-fatroasted potatoes and a knob of decadent compound butter. The menu is broken down into the beef cuts of the day; hors d’oeuvres; a selection of meat, fish, poultry; homemade pasta; tasty vegan dishes; and a palate-teasing dessert section. For more information, visit www.forti.co.za.