3 Great Spots To Celebrate Valentine’s Day

First Up, Let’s Hit Calexico!

The 14th of February is Valentine’s Day and that usually signifies couples exclusively, bubbly, hearts and chocolates. This year, though, Calexico, situated at the trendy 44 Stanley Avenue will be celebrating ‘Single’s Appreciation Evening with a Salsa Dancing Workshop!’ The evening will be filled with great food, drinks and followed by Salsa Dancing. For starters, you can either choose a hot artichoke & jalapeno dip with tortilla chips (vegetarian)  or grilled vegetables, artichokes, sundried tomatoes and feta salad.

For the main courses, they have 3 choices all served with a side dish: chipotle rotisserie chicken or Mexican style fish cakes with smashed avocado & Pico de Gallo or jalapeno & lime exotic mushroom skewers (vegan). To top off the evening, dessert can either be drunk in the form of a glass of strawberry bubbly or more traditional with chocolate brownies served with delicious halva ice-cream.

Then they will be clearing the tables when Katz Dance Productions (www.ksdance.co.za) will be leading the evening with a dance workshop. This will be followed by lots of dance, fun and laughter no doubt! All this for only R295 per person. So let’s gather friends, family, colleagues and even your ex, besides it’s a day of love, who knows what could happen! Please note that bookings apply. Kindly email [email protected] to pre-book your table by the 13th February 2019. If you not wanting to have the set menu and just want to enjoy the vibe, you welcome to do so as well. To book either way please call us at: 011 482 5791. Search for #CalexicoJHB to follow the conversation, and find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @calexicojhb


Let’s Do That Voodoo…

Are you looking for that European style café under the stars? Then Voodoo Lily Café is exactly the answer to a foodie’s dream! Having opened their doors in 2011 in the stunning suburb of Birdhaven, Voodoo Lily has crept into the hearts of its local community. The food which has a variety of tastes will make you walk away thinking that it is delicious, fresh and food just about for every palette. With its popular outside area and deck, for Valentine’s Day it creates the perfect setting for couples, friends, and even if you want to bring your dog along for the date.

This Valentine’s Day you will arrive to a welcome drink either being a Champagne Lily Fizz  or Methode Cap Classique with an elegant addition of peach syrup or Bloedlemoen Gin & Tonic with pink grapefruit. This is followed by your option of starter, main and desserts including its famous deep fried Oreos all for only R325 per person.

Follow #VoodooLilyCafe for more! You can contact them on 011 442 6965 or [email protected]


Or Be Spoilt For Elegant Choice!

Are you looking for Johannesburg’s best kept secret? Then why not celebrate the romance of  Valentine’s Evening  under the fairy lights in Arbour Café’s courtyard. Arbour, situated in the heart of Birdhaven, Illovo is creating your ideal Parisian romance with great food and champagne in their breathe taking setting. There are various set menu’s which include food suitable for vegetarians to duck lovers, as well as those gluten free, various sides, a palate cleaner, and dessert topped with the prestigious and delicious Veuve Clicquot ! So what you can expect to eat is:



The evening is subject to bookings only. To book and secure your seat, contact them on [email protected] or 011 788-4111. Hashtag to follow the conversation: #ArbourDelicious





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