Sumosan Twiga : Although the white tablecloths and framed black-and-white photographs look elegant, the DJ on the dance floor lets you know this is where the fun begins. It’s a place where you can see and be seen. The flash of selfies sparkles just as much as the Veuve Cliquot champagne being served to the glam clientele.
There are many options for food, from chips with shaved truffle and cheesy toppings to whole branzino that is de-boned at each table to an assortment of savory dishes. Sushi platters arrived with a variety of favourites, such as tempura prawns and the delicious vegetarian option of avocado & jalapeno. The miso-glazed aubergine, which is also a highlight, was a hit with vegetarians.
You should make sure you have room for dessert, whether it’s the delicately flavoured ice-cream mochi made with coconut and mango or the rich creamy tiramisu. The excellent pairing of Kodakara Nanko Umeshu Plum Liqueur with Junmai Daiginjo sake elevated both. This is a delicious dessert or digestif and I will be visiting Harvey Nichols to get a bottle.
To my left a girl in a black mini dress with long black gloves, Vivienne Westwood pearls ropes and a pair of black gloves. A woman in a floor-length sequined gown ate her guacamole, before slinking across to kiss another table.
With music so loud, it may be difficult to have a conversation with someone. However, the people around you are amazing and the vibe is great. Continue the party with the newly opened club Savanna. It hosts wild nights of dancers and drums on the first Friday each month.
Wines of the Week
Krug Grande Cuvee 170 edition, PS170 Clos 19 Few champagnes can offer the same level of luxury as Krug. This latest edition will be released in a rich blend with dried citrus and sweet almonds. This is a unique bottle that will be perfect for any special occasion.
Minuty 281 Magnum 20,21, PS105.50 VINVM
The 281, a stunning rose from Provence, is one of the best. You can feel the blue skies and sunshine in St Tropez when you drink a large summer magnum.
Chateau d’Arche Bordeaux 2020, PS13.95, The Wine Society
They are a Grand Cru Classe known for their sweet wines and have just released a dry white Bordeaux that combines the complex aromas of a Sauternes with the sophisticated depth of cask aging. This wine is perfect for Sunday roast chicken because of its great structure and gentle freshness.
Billecart Salmon Cuvee Louis Salmon 2008 PS158, The Finest Bubble
This Blanc de Blancs champagne is made only from Grand Cru grapes. It has notes of yellow fruits and amaretti biscotti, as well as hints of spice. This champagne is pure and elegant with a long finish.
Mirabeau Pure Rose 2021, PS16.99, Majestic
Mirabeau, the Provence success story of a British couple is the realization of their dream. They have a wide range of rose styles to choose from. This is the newest release of Grenache dominant. It is undoubtedly the best grape to produce fresh, fruity roses and is well-known for its elegance – hence the name.