Partying like the 1930s is back at the Radisson Blu Hotel Vivace restaurant in Sandton Dinner Club concept.
Supper clubs dating back to the 1930s were elaborate party venues, with an extravagant flow of champagne and wine paired with live jazz performances and quintessentially American cuisine.
The party often went on until the wee hours of the morning
Vivace Restaurant has now reintroduced the concept to the market to escape the pain of the Covid-19 pandemic. But they said this time they breathe new life into the Golden Age ‘dinner and show’ concept.
The location is perfect for such an extravaganza. Located on the 13th floor, the property offers guests stunning views of Sandton City and Johannesburg.
When the first Supper club opened its doors a week ago, the charm greeted customers like an old friend. Certainly, affecting the essence, down to the look and feel. Very classy and distinctly clicky.
Will Rayz’ soothing live performance set the tone with no pressure to leave. Everything was favorably authentic, and that feeling extended to the service.
Chef Tristan Latouf’s cooking was elegant and easygoing. So revered, like Grandma’s love-stuffed Sunday or winter meals served in portions big enough to feed an army.
Rest assured, the food and wine pairing did not deviate from their proposed dishes. There is something for everyone, including vegetarians.
According to the bubbly and very sweet Latouf, the menu for the month of May Supper club was inspired by a family farm of Chalmar beef located just outside Johannesburg. It certainly did not disappoint.
The rice tasted like sugar snap peas and butter and its richness was soothing. Likewise, the grilled pesto beef dish may not have come with a traditional side of filling, but the flavor was irresistible.
Enthusiasts can mark their calendars each month to join the Supper Club and are promised an exciting and unique menu consisting of a four-course meal. Guests will also be entertained by a new artist every month.
Nompilo Zulu was a guest at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton
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