Chinchilla : Bubbling Cocktails & Sunsets
Bubbling Cocktails & Sunsets at Chinchilla
My #ChinchillaMoment is bubbling cocktails, crisp sea air and the most epic sunset-
Chinchilla Rooftop bar opened their doors in November 2017 and quickly became the summer hotspot at The Promenade on Victoria Road. Fast forward the autumn and it’s still the trendiest spot to watch the sunset and mist roll in.
Chinchilla – newest addition to the Kove Collection boasts a vibrant yet quirky design with attention to detail. At the entrance we were greeted by the hostess who quickly showed us to our table. Not being familiar with the rooftop scene, I was surprised to discover that restaurant was chilled and they catered for all ages.
Our waiter was attentive and really helpful when it came to drink recommendations, Kove Collection prides itself on an excellent customer experience.
I opted for the Waves of Ginger from their signature cocktail menu, ingredients include Ciroc Vodka,fresh watermelon, cucumber and ginger. The cocktail was refreshingly good but the best part was bubbling effect
Roxanne had the “Lollies that make me Jolly” cocktail, consisting of a Sorbet ice lolly in sparkling wine. Although the concept was cool, the Lolly cocktail lacked the je ne sais quoi she was hoping for.
Classic cocktails like the bright coloured Mango Daiquiris that scream summer, the price averages from R65 to R100. The signature cocktails average around R85 to R150. If you love the art of cocktail making be sure to pass by the bar area to get a glimpse of the magic.
For starters I enjoyed the light bite oysters (x3) with black pepper and lemon. A good portion priced at R80 that paired well with the Lanzerac 2016 Chenin Blanc.
Roxanne had the Black Mussels. Think shallots, garlic, thyme, white wine and cream, the mussels were cooked perfectly and the sauce sensational. This dish is featured under main meals however might not filling enough if you are hungry.
For mains,I opted for the linguine which is made with shallots, garlic, thyme, tomato, mussels, clams and white fish. The presentation was beautiful! Unfortunately that did not translate onto the palate, it had all the makings of a perfect dish but it was still missing that hint ofspice.
The white fish enjoyed by Roxanne and Rebecca was beautifully cooked in a lemon butter sauce with sea salt. The presentation was lacking creativity but the dish delivered all the flavours described.
The above-mentioned meals were enjoyed with a beautiful bottle of Lanzerac Chenin Blanc 2016 which paired well with dishes.
The overall ambience at Chinchilla is the perfect place to soak up a Cape Town Sunset. I would easily recommend Chinchilla to my friends from Jozi and abroad. Unfortunately the food / drink prices are abit steep for locals but that should stop us from spoiling ourselves.
I can’t think of a better way to end the day than with a signature cocktail, sunset and some good music.