People can often tell you all sorts of random facts about foreign countries, like the fact that Italians think it’s lucky to wear red and eat lentils on Christmas and Swedish people associate pea soup with Thursdays. While this head for cultural facts makes them great for dinnertable conversation about whether or not Marie Antoinette really said let them eat cake, ask them about South African culture further than vuvuzelas and Table Mountain and they stare at you blankly. Get a cultural infusion and save 50% on a traditional South African meal for two and a glass of wine at Sophiatown Bar Lounge. When you’re looking to kick back and bask in some culturallyinspired splendour, there’s probably no better place to do it that Sophiatown Bar Lounge. Flavoured with the Afrochic of Sophiatown’s good old days, a healthy sprinkling of classical jazz and a cosy location in the heart of Jozi’s culturalquarter, the lounge is highenergy with even higher standards of quality. While you know that the atmosphere is going to have all the quality of the swish restaurants you read about in the glossies, that would be more useless than the ‘ay’ in okay if the food wasn’t delicious enough to match. The Mogudu meal, served with vegetables and samp is the local equivalent of tripe and, served the traditional way, is one of the best ways to enjoy a taste of South Africa’s rainbow cuisine. If Mogudu really doesn’t float your boat, take your tastebuds on an adventure they won’t soon forget with the rolledcrocodile meal, filled with dill garlic and served with crocodile sauce. Alternatively, the threecourse meal combines all the traditional South African flavours without venturing too far into adventurouscuisine. Start off with either giant black mushrooms topped with creamy spinach and cheddar, or the Amasonja – Mopani worms simmered in wine with garlic butter and chilli sauce. Dolly’s Lamb Shank topped with napo wine provides the main course and dessert makes its appearance in the form of South Africa’s favourite – malva pudding with either hot custard or icecream. Each meal is served with a glass of wine and a dash of foottapping Afrochic, making a night at Sophiatown Bar Lounge ideal if you’re looking for all the tastiest of SA’s culinary treats in a trendsetting locale. Cultural Cuisine Fact A restaurant in New Mexico attracts its customers by serving up its cuisine in a rather strange way. Every week, they advertise cuisine from a different country, but customers are never quite sure what they’re going to be eating, as they are blindfolded before their food arrives. 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Pay R90 for a Mogudu meal OR R165 for a rolled-crocodile meal OR R102.50 for a three-course meal at Sophiatown Bar Lounge (save 50%)
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In a Nutshell
Save 50% on a meal for two Choose from a Mogudu meal, served with vegetables, samp and a glass of red wine OR a rolled-crocodile meal and a glass of wine OR a three-course meal including i’Mushroom Emnyama or Amasonja starter, followed by Dolly’s Lamb Shank topped with napo wine and malva pudding with hot custard or ice-cream plus a glass of wine All meals served with pap, rice and umnqusho Multicultural venue Featured on Top Billing Traditional South African and Western cuisine Live entertainment Free WiFi Ideal as a gift
The Fine Print
Groupon redeemable for 2 months Booking essential and subject to availability: 011 836 5999/ 083 537 7766(manager) Redemption only on presentation of individual printed Groupon(s) Two course meals (Mogudu and Crocodile) are for two people Three course meal (Dolly's Lamb Shank) is for one person Only issued and valid once deal closes The picture displayed is just a representation Groupon does not cover gratuity Groupon not redeemable with in-store promotions Groupon valid Wednesday to Saturda Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.