Last night I decided to head over to Shimmy with my one and only to dig into their latest and amazing winter special called Localicious.
Taking place every Tuesday evening -until further notice- Shimmy will be offering ALL menu items at 50% off. That’s correct, from sushi to meat platters, tequilas and champaign, nothing is off limits and there is no minimum spend. Since Shimmy tends to be more of a treat, so you can imagine the excitement consuming me just calculating all the food I was going to be able to eat at a ridiculous price.
But there has to be a catch right? Smaller portions, a different menu, a crazy service fee, being told that certain items are actually off-limits for the discount – but that simply wasn’t the case. We sat down and lavishly indulged in a bottle of Diemersdal and tucked into a mega three-course meal including: a biltong, feta, peppadew and spinach quiche with herb salad to start and share, followed by one of my all-time favourite burgers “The Moodie Burger” smashed with jalapeno, feta, mature white cheddar and, wait for it, wrapped in bacon, topped with tzatziki, avo and cumin!
Sexy Kreg tucked into the richest most taste-defying experience on our table – the Cider-braised pork belly with crackling, bloody well crackled to perfection. I forget to mention we also each punished a side of fries with truffle hollandaise and parmesan, which in my opinion should be served as a main course itself as it definitely hits the spot as a signature, star dish.
The feast did not end there and we decided to share the notoriously scrumptious Shimmy popcorn brûlée – time and time again, this unique dessert never fails to tantalize and melt me from the inside out.
Friends I kid you not, this fiesta’s entire damage was a ridiculous total of R350 – For a bottle of wine, a starter, two world-class main courses and a signature dessert? What an absolute deal, we ate like stars at a stunning venue for next to nothing.
Way to go Shimmy Beach Club for showing us locals some love every Tuesday at Localicious. For more information follow their fan page, visit the Shimmy website or simply book your seat in advance right here: firstname.lastname@example.org OR 021 200 7778