Venue: Cape Town Club
Venue: Endler Hall
Few things sound better than drinks, dinner and a movie under the stars; Galileo has the perfect summer activity here. My only major criticism is the movie selection. There’s a glut of romance, and several cheesy blockbusters. The cult classics and art house movies are appealing, but the line-up needs more variety – some science fiction, horror, crime thrillers, and good dramas, That said, the movie is only one part of a quintessentially chilled night out. Even the dreadful Cocktail (1988, starring Tom Cruise) was good for a laugh when paired with the utter pleasure of relaxing in the glorious outdoors on a gorgeously warm evening with a glass of wine and great food. Give me a first-class movie and I could do this all summer.
The violin pyrotechnics that Boriso-Glebsky summoned from his instrument had the audience bursting into well deserved applause. But this was not the end, and both soloist and conductor pleaded embarrassingly for silence, as if to say, “You ain’t seen nothing yet”.
Despite its elegance there is a certain sturdiness to the restaurant that can withstand the ravages of children. We took four along with us, aged between 7 and 11. Again, their food was pretty standard fare but they loved the apparent poshness of it all. And their eyes lit up at the dedicated kids’ playroom. Needless to say they spurned the Lego wall and the colouring books and instead, supervised by an enthusiastic childminder, they played ping pong on the Xbox. With a large glass window between the playroom and the restaurant, parents can keep half an eye on their offspring with all the ease of visiting an aquarium.