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She said – The Dining Room

I was lucky enough to get an invitation to join a couple of bloggers for a dinner at The Dining Room in the Union Bar about a month ago. I have to say I was excited to go because Jozi is in desperate need of pop up culinary experiences. Just the thought of food and cocktail pairings has a thumbs up from me.

We started off with the trio of savoury macarons, absolutely divine. The expectation of something sweet paired with a depth of savoury flavour, it’s the best mind & taste bud f*ck ever!

The next course was a combination of scallop and prawns, once again this was a winner. The scallop was perfectly seared and the prawns faultless. The first two courses were my favourite of the night.

It was followed by the hot rock salmon which conceptually is a great dish, but I am a seared salmon girl so by the time the hot rock hit the table my piece of salmon was over cooked. With that said my friends loved it!

The final savoury course was the prime beef fillet, unfortunately I wasn’t asked how I like my steak which is medium rare. The fillet was medium to well done so two bites was all I could do. I do wish they would have focused on the little touches that I would expect from Vicky Crease, such as asking how I’d like my salmon and fillet done.

The portions are man sized which is great for a mixed group, code for the men will not complain after. The concept and meal progression was well worth it.

TM


The Dining Room
At Union Bar, Shop HL 63, Melrose Arch Piazza
Best for: Pop Up experience between16 May – 13 July and the trio of macarons

About thando

Hi I'm Thando Creator of the Jozi Foodie Fix, traveller, foodwriter, ramen lover, strategist, entrepreneur and follower of the Cool based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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