Few people know the etymology of the word ‘buds’ in taste buds, contrary to popular belief it is not because of their microscopic resemblance to flower buds. It is actually derived from the word ‘buddy’, because taste buds are your friends and they help you experience a world of delicious flavours. Treat your friends to unrivalled taste sensations with today’s Groupon, you pay R149 for a set menu comprising a wide variety of meze starters, main course and dessert for 2 people sharing at The Sheikh's Palace, valued at R330 (save 55%).
Indecision is a disease that plagues far too many people and often results in a rushed decision and subsequent disappointment. At The Sheikh's Palace, indecision is taken out of the equation as their meze platter has enough variety to satisfy each of your taste bud’s individual preferences and much like the first lap of an ostrich race that’s only the beginning, you’ll still be treated to a main course and dessert, all to be shared with a friend or loved one.
Variety, like most things, is nothing without quality, something that Sheikh's Palace is definitely not short of. Having been awarded as the American Express Platinum fine dining restaurant of the year as well as Diner’s Club wine list of the year, no other menu comes close to matching their impeccable standards in both choice and taste. If you enjoy the finer things in life Sheikh's has an exclusive single malt, cigar, cognac and cocktail menu that would have even Bond fumbling for words.
Whilst your taste buds are having the time of their life, sampling flavours from across the oceans and perfected over centuries, your other sensory receptors might start feeling a little left out. At Sheikh's you can give them their own adventure, for a nominal fee you’ll have belly dancers swirling around your head, hypnotising your eyes with their gyrating hips. Authentic Lebanese music perfectly captures the nation’s culture and will transport you right into a real Sheikh’s palace.
Foodie factoid: At the 1947 annual Worcester Boerworsdog Eating Contest, far-removed contestants were permitted to compete from home, there progress being tracked via landline commentary. Despite having the honour system in place many contestants were believed to have taken advantage of the situation and results are still disputed to this day.