Tag: Travel And Food

Restaurant: Protea Fire and Ice Hotel

So my birthday came up and when one gets older, the excitement of birthdays seem to die down. Hence, I didn’t make plans for the night but luckily on the day I felt like going out into town and had a decision to make. Where would I go for dinner?

I wanted to choose some place that screams class, and a place to go fine dining, so I chose a place on the entertainer that stood out to me, the Protea Fire and Ice Restaurant. My choice was soon justified soon after entering, as I found beauty in the restaurant with Table Mountain in the back drop.

So let’s get to the main aspect of this. The menu was given to my 3 friends and I and we turned straight to the milkshakes page because word was, the milkshakes here are amazing. The selection of milkshakes was a long and hard process as the choices available was long. We finally came to a decision and OMG!!! They looked simple but exquisite at the same time if you can picture that. I had a Ferrero Roche milkshake along with my one friend, another had a berry flavored milkshake and the other had a hot chocolate flavored milkshake.

Milkshakes

Information regarding milkshakes:

Options: you get kiddies milkshakes flavors and then you get adult milkshakes with a dash of alcohol in it πŸ˜‰

Prices:

Half portions R45

Full portions R60

Only half portions are included when using the entertainer.

Main Course

So now we had to choose our main course and again the choice was endless. From signature burgers to gourmet burgers, from steak to chicken, from seafood to African dishes, we were truly spoilt for choice. Eventually we all settled on our different dishes, 2 gourmet burgers and two meat dishes. The food that arrived made all 4 of us, gasp in awe. The presentation of the food and the portion of food given was pleasing to the eye. It was so good, that I had to wake up from my seat to walk around the table and snap pictures of each person’s plate which I will showcase below.

Quick fact: Entertainer only works on the main dishes and not starters.

A chicken wake up call, gourmet burger with cucumber, cheddar, bacon and egg.
A Macho Nacho Chicken Burger Gourmet burger with crispy nachos and guacamole and feta
A Man Eater Meat Dish, a rump steak cooked in whiskey and served with baby vegetables and mushroom sauce
A 400 gram T-Bone with wedges and a side Salad

As you can see from the above our dishes looked amazing but what about the taste. Everyone came back with good comments, the meal was flavourful and satisfying. I personally enjoyed my T Bone with exception to a small part of the T bone being well done when I ordered it medium to rare. However, that was just a small bit, with the rest of it being perfectly prepared as requested. I even ate most of my salad that was provided, to start of being 26 on a healthier note. πŸ˜‰

Then……

Surprise Surprise!!!

I got a shock when I saw people coming towards me with a candle lit up on a brownie with cream. The staff at the hotel sang happy birthday for me while I sat there being all shy and unexpectant. So Thank you Protea Hotel and thanks to my friend for setting it up it made my day even more special.πŸ™‚

Chocolate Brownie with cream and strawberries 😍

So overall the Protea Hotel provided me with a dining experience that I shall remember for a while. You can expect me back soon as my mouth is already watering for a full portion of milkshake 🀀

If you are looking at dining out soon, in a fine dining set up, I would highly recommend Protea Fire and Ice Restaurant. It is a restaurant with good selection of food, and has to be prepared by the highest of caliber of chef’s because this hotel sees guests from across the world. Also, If you have the entertainer, it would be an even better option. However let me just add this: I WOULD EAT AT PROTEA FIRE AND ICE even if I didn’t have the entertainer on me.

From Dhashnie Pillay

Paayal, Dhashnie, Maddy and Nicole

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