I had been looking forward to this date night for a while. A month actually as that’s when I booked us into the chocolate appreciation course at Lindt Studio. Of course, as just seems to happen on our date nights, it was pouring with rain and freezing cold but even that didn’t deter me as I was ready for some chocolate! 😉
It has become our Friday night ritual to buy a Mint Lindt which we have with our tea once the kiddies are in bed and it’s just us. It’s a great way to spoil ourselves at the end of the week, with a little decadence and comfort. So this was right up our alley.
As we entered the Lindt Studio we were handed some Lindt hot chocolate…Oh My Word! Seriously decadent and oh so heavenly. It was the perfect thing to down…umm…I mean sip…as we entered from the outside cold.
We were shown into the room where we were to have the course and in front of us were a few different pieces of chocolate all set out and ready to taste.
Dimo, the chocolatier, giving the course was engaging, funny and interesting. He told us a bit of history about the origins of Lindt, where it comes from, how they make it etc. and then of course we got to taste it.
I am not going to tell you too much about it other than that we really enjoyed it and if you’re looking to do something a bit out of the ordinary for a date night and chocolate is your thing, then I would recommend it. It was great to do something different, learn something new and I always enjoy knowing the origins of what I’m eating and how it’s made.
At R200 per person, it is a little pricey but it’s Lindt I guess.
Although traffic wise, 5:30-7pm is a terrible time for the course to be, it was actually great as we got to have something to eat afterwards as well. Being an already expensive night, we decided to go for something more casual and not overextend our costly baby sitting hours. I had heard that El Burro Taqueria had opened on the corner of Kloof Nek street and so decided to give it a try.
Wow, this place is buzzing. More of a bar with snacks, than an eat out place, it was really cool. Date Nights is all about getting out of our comfort zone and trying new places and it was great to be at a vibey bar, feeling if not actually being part of the cool scene, and not doing the same old ‘out for dinner’ routine. The food is tapas style so portions are small (and cost R30-R35) but oh so delicious. We shared a combination of the Beef and Chicken Tacos and Steak and Vegetarian Quesadillas. I didn’t even think of taking pictures as we quite literally gobbled them down, they were so yummy.
The waitress was lovely, service was great and super quick, food was delicious, the decor is very cool and all in all a really great spot. Be aware that they don’t have a liquor license yet but there is a bottle store just up the road so hubby went to get himself a beer there.
If you’re wanting a romantic, intimate date night, this is not the spot. But if you’re wanting something cool, vibey and fun, then it certainly is that.
Who would’ve thought chocolate and mexican would go so well together? Well for this Date Night, they sure did!