This month it is Champagne Veuve Clicquot Rich, so get ready to sip your way…
With a name like The Fireroom, we were of course instantly intrigued and promptly hot-footed over to Montecasino to get a load of the new kid on the block. We were not disappointed!
The first question is obviously, why the name – Fireroom? Well, because everything is on fire, literally. Yes, you got it – this place is “lit”!
The double volume restaurant is beautifully decorated, dark and light wood fuse well together, large chandeliers cast an ethereal spangled light over the floors and the aroma of cooking food wafts subtly past to just start your mouth watering for the excellent meal ahead.
A large winding staircase is the focal point upon entering and leaves one intrigued as to what is upstairs. Of course, as would Alice in Wonderland, we headed up the stairs to see what was on the go. Comfy booths, a smoking room and a large outdoor balcony create a great flow and ambiance, and we settled into a cosy booth.
Right, so back to the fire element. The sushi is on fire, as are the cocktails. They also offer a wide variety of cognacs, cigars, single malt whiskeys, as well as having a large and well-stocked wine cellar.
We also love the fact that the menu is not only printed but is also available on I-pad with pictures of most of the dishes. Not a novel concept – bubut a very helpful one, especially when one is a flaming sushi virgin.
We ordered a portion of the Fire Roll, which is a California roll filled with salmon, jalapeno, kewpie mayo, cream cheese and yakitori sauce, the sauce is artfully lit and poured over the rolls – the result creates a highly worthy Instagram post, trust us.
It’s not all fire though, the menu is extensive and offers many options from fish to salads, meat and poultry, as well as dim sum and delicious poke bowls. Our waiter was well informed on the menu and answered our many questions without hesitation.
Dessert is always on our radar, and their Bar One Sliders, as well as the Strawberry Nutella Pancake, received rave reviews around the table.
This would be an ideal venue for a birthday party, entertaining business guests or even a catch up with friends, especially for those who enjoy dining with a difference. Certainly, two thumbs up from us!
A: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways
T: 011 465 0587
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