When you’re looking to spend a bit of one-on-one romantic time with your snugglemuffin or special-friend, you could splurge on a cruise around the Mediterranean or rent a private jet to Japan for lunch among the cherry blossoms; of course, not many people have that much money hidden between their couch cushions. Get the best of both worlds with a sushi platter for two and twelve oysters in the Mediterranean splendour of Vasilis for R79.99.
The combination of Japanese cuisine and Mediterranean ambience work together better than teenagers and dictionaries, creating an unusual and memorable lunch-time experience. Though The Wedge Shopping Centre is miles from a two-week cruise to the Hellenic Republic, the calming blues and whites of the Mediterranean theme provide all the ambience with none of the motion-sickness.
If chowing down on a plate of Moussaká and Loukoumi doesn’t sound like a tasty way to while away your afternoon, you’ll be glad to know that your lunch-time lunchables are more oriental than Byzantine. Twenty one pieces of sushi, combining prawn, tuna, line fish and salmon are the perfect platter for special friends to enjoy without having to surreptitiously steal from each other’s plates. Though bits of salmon wrapped in rice might not seem as filling as say, steak, they always say that good things come in fun-sized packages. Though the platter is filling, it’s important to ensure that you leave space for the world’s romantic food of choice – twelve oysters. Even if you’re the type that believes oysters shouldn’t be eaten in months that don’t end in ‘r’, Vasilis’ oysters are fresh and delicious no matter what time of year it is.
Enjoy the cultural union inside the themed restaurant or venture outside onto the extensive patio and dine al fresco with elevated views of the city at your elbow. If you’re looking for a Dry Chenin Blanc or a Pinot Grigio to compliment your cuisine, choose from a varied list of local wines or the imported stuff for the more discerning diner.
Better than a two weeks on the waves or finding cherry blossoms in your soup, Vasili provides the perfect location for a romantic lunch and a splash of international flavour.
Cultural-fusion Fact: A 1985 opinion-poll in FOODIRIFIC Magazine revealed that that the most popular dish in New Mexico is lamp-shade shaped tortillas stuffed with Greek Keftethes – fried meatballs with oregano and mint.