Now as far as launches and events go, this one was certainly a goodie. Think flowing drinks all night long thanks to the folks at Nitida Wines, mini massages thanks to the Equinox Spa team (click on the link for my review of their spa), oysters and canapes at the VIP Sky Bar, followed by a 3 course sit down dinner, and out the door with a goodie bag filled with lots of little treats like some TRIBE Coffee and more (TRIBE has recently partnered with Bistro 1800˚, just so you know). Oh AND they also threw in a grand tour of the hotel, including their luxurious suites…
It was a jam packed evening, filled with great folks and great conversation and I woke up the next morning with a glorious hangover. Let’s just say Friday at the office was loooooooong & painful, but all worth it of course.
Now let me share my evening with you in pictures (and some words).
First we have one of their 2 bedroom suites. The place is bigger than my apartment, the kitchen is kitted out with anything you might need (including a dish washer) and on your first night, you’re treated to the most special turn down service I think I’ve ever seen:
That’s right folks. A monkey… a freakin’ monkey made out of a bath towel! (If I got one of those, I’d be the happiest chappy ever)
Then we moved up to the VIP sky bar where we watched the sunset while enjoying some bubbly, those mini massages I mentioned earlier and even some live music.
Then we headed back down to Bistro 1800˚ where we got to sample a selection of dishes from the new menu:
My favourite things were the chicken salad, both meat dishes and that orange infused chocolate mousse.
Jonathan & George say they set out to create a menu that is hearty with lots of comfort food options and dishes which are authentic, homely & uncomplicated. They’ve always been known for their steaks and the new menu still has lots of succulent options to choose from. Actually on that note, just an interesting little titbit – the bistro gets its name from their signature New York style grill, which cooks your steak perfectly at exactly 1800 degrees fahrenheit. So now you know. The new dishes include things like grilled loin of lamb (R135); phyllo baked Atlantic salmon (R139); Kingklip en papilote (R125) and slow roasted breast of duck (R125).
Find them at 47 Main Road, Green Point. And to make reservations, you can make use of the following contact details:
- Bistro 1800˚: 021 430 0506 or email@example.com
I’m also just going to leave you with some specials currently running which are definitely worth a mention:
- VIP Sky Bar cocktail special: R30 a cocktail every day from 3pm – 6pm (just in case you weren’t sure – this bar is open to the public, it’s not only for hotel guests)
- Equinox Spa Mother’s Day Special: For the whole month of May – book any facial, body treatment or spa package and receive a free 30min back neck & shoulder massage or 30min petite manicure.
- Corporate lunch special at Bistro 1800˚: Two-course lunch starting at R99.00
Thanks to everyone at Cape Royale and Bistro 1800˚ as well as Jade, Aneeqa & Leozette from Red Carpet Concepts for an amazing night out. High 5s all round guys & girls…
** All pics my own unless specified otherwise.