All About Food Sensory Experience at Rooftop@Blu

One of the things I love being about a food blogger – is getting invited to events like this All About Food Sensory Experience Cocktail Evening. Set on the Rooftop @ Blu in Wynberg, overlooking the Sandton sky scrapers as they twinkle under the moonlight, it turned out to be quite  a fabulous night out!

All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience

As you walk toward the function area on the rooftop, you are met with the royal red carpet, which leads you to some lovely ladies, and the chef, who hand you a glass with champagne and an ice lolly dipped into it. We were also able to choose between smoked salmon or steak tartare to start with. We both opted for the smoked salmon. These were very tasty and a perfect way to start the night.

All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Smoked Salmon
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Smoked Salmon

When walking in to the function area, you are met with a DJ and turntablist playing their beats, an open cocktail bar serving an unlimited about of fabulous cocktails and sparkling champagne all night to the guests. (small point here – Husby does not drink alcohol – they had no non-alcoholic drinks available, except water. So poor Husby drank water all night – this for me was poor show)

We took our champagne and ice lolly drinks and headed to the edge of the roof top where we enjoyed the sights and sounds of the city while enjoying these drinks. Husby gave me his champagne and enjoyed his lolly.

All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Champagne and Lollies welcome drink

We then mingled around, taking photos and enjoying all that the function had to offer. There was 2 arcade style car games with a competition going for the fastest racer. Tables and chairs and couches set around for everyone to get comfortable and obviously the good music going on.

The decor was well, all about food. The table centerpieces were Parmesan and sesame chips set in a bouquet with spinach and parsley and other greens. Jars of carrots as well as jars of lettuce and kale made an interesting sight and talking point – at least for Husby and I.

All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Thirst for Life

Food came around on cocktail trays, and there was certainly no shortage. We were presented with a lot of different cocktail style dishes, that were both tasty and beautiful.  We didn’t taste every dish as there was way too much food going around for us to taste everything. What we did taste, we loved.

Being an outdoor night time event, the lighting was poor, and my camera on my phone really struggles to take decent photos in this lighting. This is the best I could offer I am afraid.

All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Tomato Soup Shots.
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Pancetta with Brie. This was my absolute favourite dish being served! I loved the salty pancetta with the creamy mushroomy brie. Yum!
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Creme Brullee – So creamy and smooth and delicious!
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Popcorn Stand – went down well with a cocktail in hand.
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Bruchetta with goats cheese, beetroot and paw paw
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Tomato Soup Shots with focaccia
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Pancetta cups with Brie
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Vegetable Curry – very nice curry!
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Steak with Blueberry Sauce – interesting combination that worked and tasted very moreish.
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Sweet & Sour Chicken
All About Food Sensory Experience
All About Food Sensory Experience – Kaluha Shots in a chocolate Chip Biscuit Cup – besides the mess of ice-cream and kaluha – this was actually very nice.

 

Thirst For Life sponsored the drinks. I enjoyed some champagne, a margarita, and a litchi margarita. My favourite being the litchi flavoured margarita. Thank you Thirst For Life!

 

All in all we had a great night and I would like to thank the sponsors for inviting me and for putting on a great event. Here are the sponsors – click the links to find out more about each sponsor for your next event

**Disclaimer: I was invited to this event and attended free of charge on the premise that I post about the event. The opinions are my own and so are the photos. **

 

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