June 6, 2010
Shaun Does The Dinner and the Show
So the other night – I think it was Thursday, but I can’t be too sure, my body clock is a little awry these days – I decided to check out and review the newly opened Madam Zingara at Century City in Cape Town. I really wanted to go that night, but The Girlfriend couldn’t make it, so rather than taking another hot woman and risking having my testicles transplanted to my throat in a non-surgical manner. (ie: The Girlfriend kicking me firmly in the gonads) I decided to have Steve O accompany me instead.
Now as far as I can recall, I had never been to Madame Zingara before, and so went in with absolutely no pre-conceptions whatsoever. I guess I could compare it to having sex with a lover for the first time, where you kind of expect that you will have a great night, but you’re never really sure until sometime during the middle when you pin her legs back and realise “Yes, this is actually a pretty awesome night.”
Looking back at the last paragraph I just wrote, that’s pretty much exactly how I would describe Madame Zingara. I’m not usually a show kind of guy, so was willing to put up with a little bit of singing and dancing whilst waiting for my supper.
Madame Zingara was not what I expected though, the show on offer was simply phenomenal, and it was about an hour into it when I realised “yes, this is actually a pretty awesome night”. It started off with two unbelievably double-jointed belters showing off their flexibility to the beat of some Indian chanting. “I’m very aroused right now,” I murmured to Steve O at the end of their performance, to which he duly concurred.
And it just continued from there.
I’m not going to get into too much detail about each performance but I would agree with anyone who says the show is worth seeing. It certainly is. Pay special note to the roller skating couple near the end as well. That’s all I’m saying about it, you will have to see it for yourself.
The food, as one would expect, was also top class. Besides the show, the night comprises a four course meal, comprising appetizers, starters, mains and desserts. For our mains, we had the signature chocolate and chilli steaks, which went well with the butternut and broccoli side order. We didn’t really know what to do with the dry noodles though, and the best thing I could think of was using them to jab Steve O in the eye when he didn’t laugh at a dinner time anecdote I had graciously shared with him.
Besides that, he had a good night, I had a good night, and we both agreed that Madame Zingara is a good place to take someone that you are hoping to sleep with later that night, or even just someone you want to cuddle with later in the evening.
At this point you are probably wondering where it is, hey? Well, it’s situated next to the Mercedes Benz building in Century City, and I reckon you should all try it out at least once over the next few months. (This particular show, the 2010 Love Magic Tour, is scheduled to run until the end of the year)
It’s probably on the top end of Cape Town restaurants in terms of pricing, but you are getting a show after all, and the whole evening will last you just over 3 hours, so it’s well worth it. A bit of an “experience”, as they would say in Belgium.
Madame Zingara Contact Details and Info
What: Madame Zingara
Where: On the golf green parallel to the N1 and next to Mercedes Benz in Century City, Cape Town. (See here for map)
How Much: + – 350 per person. (Show, 4 course meal, plus drinks)
Contact: +27 (0)21 001 3366 and http://www.madamezingara.com
Oakes signing off.
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