You find yourself in an exotic garden, following the tiki-lanterns that lead you up a stairwell of sultry delight. A lingering rhythm seduces you into soulful rapture. The hum of an endearing crowd tickles your adrenalin.
Hunger propels you. Adventure invites you. Welcome to the Afrodisiac.
Wemukelekile is a colossal string of brass-iron letters that greets you on arrival. "It means 'welcome' in Zulu" says thriving restaurateur and chef, Sean Noel-Barham. And what a fiery welcome it is.
An evening out at the new hotspot, Afrodisiac, in Linksfield Gauteng , is certainly and African experience to be reckoned with. Set amidst the lush expanse of tropical palms and sprawling lawns, this culinary metropolis brings new meaning to African soil.
While rich splashes of burnt orange and mahogany surround you, the red-carpet treatment is rolled out at your feet, resulting in a delicious blend of rusticity and pure elegance. This afro-modern eatery has been coined as "the place to be seen", attracting the who's who of celebritydom and receiving much critical acclaim from restaurant gurus around the country.
The menu arrives almost instantly. You tease your palate on first glance at a highly extensive range of African cuisine. Enveloped in the skin of real buck hide, the menu boasts cultural delicacies from African countries like Morocco , Algeria , Libya and of course South Africa.
And no sooner have you placed your order than two obliging water-ladies of immense ethnic proportions arrive, to assist you in a cleansing process affectionately dubbed as "Wishy-Washy Time." Clean, keen and ready to chow-down, your African journey is made to be, without a doubt an enthralling one. You are later joined by a traveling entourage of traditional dancers that perform to the pulsating beat of drums and Mbira instruments, leaving you smitten by the resounding sounds of "eeya eeya nana nana".While the dining experience at Afrodisiac resides in a class of its own, the restaurant also offers an up-market entertainment arm, in the form of a Cocktail Bar. A seductive fusion of afro-jazz and contemporary tunes will lure you in from across the vestibule. Here, you'll find a tempting world of leisurely distraction, called Voodoo Lounge. Complete with loungers, fire-throwers and unthinkable cocktail concoctions, the Voodoo Lounge offers that certain panache that discerning adults are in search of - and where the only thing that gets picked up is your fruit-heavy glass of Afrodisiac Colada.
Afrodisiac together with Voodoo Lounge is a dining experience with remarkable difference. The service is five-star, the food tantalizing, the entertainment oh so trendy, and the journey. 100% voodoolizing.
For more information visit: http://www.theafrodisiac.co.za