Some time back 2 absolutely mooiness girlfriends of mine by the names of Holly & Jade came to see me about a little idea that they had, which would forever change how we looked at dating in South Africa. Me being an investment banker of sorts with my currency being that of dreams, I decided pay them their dues and listen very intently.
Safari Suppers is a take on the typical dinner dating vibe that originated in the rather upmarket areas of London where neighbours would invite peeps from around the hood to meet each other over dinner with different courses being held at different houses in the area. Similarly, Safari Suppers (goodness check out the alliteration on that) is Cape Town’s new and only social dinner club, aimed at singles ready to mingle (if thats what singles even say these days)! Three of the city’s top restaurants, all within walking distance, host a table of six – three women and three men in each venue. While the ladies remain seated, the bachelors rotate after starter, main and dessert! Later on the party heats up when everyone gathers for a post-dinner glass of bubbly and an exchange of numbers (providing thats all they want to exhange).
There is quite a rigorous screening process that ensures that there are no crazies invited and that the boys and girls involved tend to be fairly hot. The girls from Safari Suppers will soon even be offering an edition aimed straight at the “not so straight”, called Rainbow Suppers- which is essentially the same thing except with peeps from the same gender (for the gays and lesbians, if you’re unable to read between the lines). Very cool indeed.
Last Thursday, Safari girls Holly and Jade held their launch dinner along the trendy Camps Bay strip. Guests enjoyed fine food at The Grand, The Pepper Club and Tuscany Beach. Wine courtesy of Hartenberg Estate received rave reviews and watermelon/champagne cocktails were lapped up at the Caprice after party.
The next Safari Supper will be held on Thursday 25th November in De Waterkant Village at Chenin, Kuzina and Vanilla restaurants – Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and check out http://www.safarisuppers.co.za/ for further details!
The MyCityByNight crew will be attending a Safari Supper on the 6th of December to check out the vibe in person and give a review on what the evening is actually like (and you know we dont lie, except about our age, hehe). The next available Safari Suppers are the 25th November, then the 6th and 23rd December 2010. Go on do it!