How was everyone's weekend? I hope you had fun, rested, relaxed, or did whatever you wanted to do. Cakes and I had guests over on Saturday - they were originally supposed to come at 2 and ended up coming at 5. As in, I was too hungry to wait for them so I started eating before they came :p Anyways, we had a nice time hosting and I wish I did more of it last year. Ah well. We also shot a video (yes, me and Cakes so stay tuned for it in a week or two).
You already know that for our Anniversary Date, I wanted Cakes and I to go somewhere fancy. That somewhere fancy happened to be Sky Lounge at Eko Hotels and Suites. Like I mentioned, I'd been there several times and it was Cakes' first time. This is the review I promised back then. Erm, if you're hungry go and eat first, then come back and read.
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We ordered our drinks shortly after we got there, and as usual, I got Chapman and water. I think Cakes got a beer.
After we placed our appetizer order, they sent over the bread plate with butter (and honey for me because I don't like butter). I think it's better when your dinner rolls are warm and kinda chewy. This bread was okay, not great. If it was great, I would have eaten at least 3. I really love bread - it's a weakness.
For our appetizer, we got the Seafood Kebab (I think that's the name). It had some vegetables and seafood (prawns, fish, and calamari) on skewers. There were 4 skewers, which we shared equally. I really enjoyed it because I love seafood, and the vegetables were quite good too. The only problem was that I wasn't trying to eat with my hands, and getting the bits off the skewers with my fork and knife were tricky.
I wish I remembered the name of this dish, but I can't (old age). We ordered it though because it came with rice, prawns, chicken, fish, and beef. Along with our extra side order, we didn't need to order 2 different entrees.
I didn't have any of the egg because I like my egg well beaten and cooked through. Cakes enjoyed it though. The beef satay and prawns were really good, but my favorite part of the meal was the chicken!!! The fish - *blank stare*
The second side dish we ordered were the Asian noodles. The plate looks small in the photos, but trust me, it's enough for 2 people. We actually had leftovers and took the rest home.
Overall, I would say we enjoyed our food. Everything came up to just about N20,000.00. Would I say the food is over-priced? I don't know. The fact is that the ambiance is a big part of the pricing. I expected that we'd spend about that much, so I was not surprised at the bill. Can we get more [and even better] food for cheaper in Lagos? HECK YEAH! But there's a reason it's a fine dining restaurant - to collect your well-earned money :p
A couple of things I have to note: It took too long between our appetizer and main course. I started getting weak at a point because I was so hungry. The other point is I think it would be a good idea to come and get drinks with friends or a date - the piano player, Simon, is reeeeeeeeeeeally good! Have you heard the piano version of Ojuelegba?! So pretty!
I hope this review was helpful. I wish I remembered the names of the dishes. I searched all over the internet for the menu and it's nowhere to be found :(