Visa Restaurant Week is finally over guys and I had a blast! My eating spree started with Mystery Dining 101 and now, we are here. I visited two other restaurants as a mystery diner to gather feedback for the organizers @lostinlagos and here’s how it went…..
My dining partner for the day was my Giveaway winner OyeksBaby (I give the best codenames *wink*) and boy, did we have fun wolfing down our scrumptious meals.
Appetizer We each had Maple wings and loved every bit of it…..sweet and spicily coated fried chicken wings accompanied by an even sweeter spicy dipping sauce!
MainI had Beef Fajitas (Tex-Mex cuisine) and loved it! First off, the presentation was top-notch. My Fajitas arrived in sizzling style with fresh tortillas and three excellent dips….sour cream, guacamole and tomato salsa. The beef was super tasty and had that suya feel to it (Hello Nigerians). Definitely, every meat lover’s dream!
OyeksBaby had char-grilled fillet Crocker and loved it. Her excitement made me try it and I must say, it was impressive. I’m not very big on fish but this was really good. It had the right smoky note clearly infused by the char and the freshness of the vegetables was a perfect complement. In a world where soggy fries are becoming common, I would have to clap for the Chef *clap clap*…..this bunch was perfectly crisp on the outside and tender on the inside.
Location: 12, Victoria Arobieke Street, Lekki Phase 1.
South Social Eatery
First off, I love the ambience of the place. I went at dinner time so it was beautifully calm and romantically lit. The air in the room was simply soothing and the service was pretty good. My dining partner Barista had The Cheese (burger) and loved it! He felt the meat was juicy and perfectly done. I couldn’t get good pictures though.
Dessert time was such a delight!
We had strawberry and chocolate beignets and they were absolutely yummy! Beignets are French style donuts….what’s not to love about soft donuts filled with goodness and gloriously bathed in powdered sugar?
I was also quite impressed with our drinks. They have a rather stylish bar set-up with a few goth-like pieces that held my gaze most of the night.Barista had a Martini and wouldn’t stop gushing about how much he liked it. I munched on one of his olives just to remind myself that I don’t like them.I had a Bourbon Berry Lemonade and it was everything I wanted and more…..sweet, refreshing and oaky.
Location: 92B, Younis Bashorun Street, Victoria Island.
Wondering where the rest of the three course meals went? Wonder not, I just wasn’t crazy about them.
Now would be a good time to mention why I do not rate restaurants or give bad reviews. My policy is this…..If it is good, it makes it to the blog….if it is bad, it gets skipped.
I share experiences and not “reviews” because I believe that for a place to be properly rated, it should be visited at different times of opening hours (peak & non-peak hours) and the reviewer (expert) needs to try at least one meal from every section of the menu to be able to give fair criticism. It pains my heart when I see restaurants I have been to and felt really good about being bashed like nothing good can ever come out from them. That being said, I do not think that my palate is well trained and experienced enough to rate the multicultural cuisines I try every now and then….maybe at some point in the future.
If I visit a place a couple of times and the “badness” is consistent then it would be mentioned on social media. Let’s keep the blog for happy stories that will inspire you to try these places for yourself because as they say…..if you try it, you just might like it!