Bot­tom­less bub­bly a Fri­day treat

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WHEN any­one men­tions the phrase “bot­tom­less bub­bly” I take it as a per­sonal chal­lenge. It’s sim­i­lar to some­thing be­ing de­scribed as “un­break­able” or, in the case of the Ti­tanic, “un­sink­able”.

When bot­tom­less bub­bly is promised I as­sume they haven’t met me yet and will likely re­vise the of­fer once they have.

So off we went to the Stella Café & Bar at South­ern Sun The Cul­li­nan, where they pour as much bub­bly as you want from 5pm till 7pm. Served pool­side ev­ery Fri­day, it’s the per­fect way to ease into the week­end.

Amaz­ingly, the price is not steep – just R140 a per­son, which is about the price of a bot­tle in the bot­tle store. Less even.

“Sum­mer is the per­fect time to en­joy the out­doors and #Stel­laSes­sions of­fers peo­ple a chance to so­cialise af­ter work or be­fore din- ner in a uniquely charm­ing set­ting on the fore­shore of Cape Town,” said gen­eral man­ager Garry Reed.

Stella Café & Bar will be part­ner­ing with var­i­ous es­tates to of­fer guests a se­lec­tion of lo­cal MCCs through­out the sum­mer.

On our evening it was Si­mon­sig Kaapse Vonkel, which is one of my favourites and I cer­tainly did it jus­tice but with­out ru­in­ing it for any­one else in the fu­ture.

Com­pli­men­tary snacks – na­chos chips and dips – are served but you can also or­der tapas to line the tummy.

We tried the bobotie spring rolls, a lovely lit­tle piece of pork belly and salt and pep­per squid.

The new ex­ec­u­tive chef is the rather gor­geous Hen­rico Grobbe­laar, who hap­pens to be the cap­tain of this year’s Culi­nary Olympic team.

To make sure you get a good ta­ble, book on 021 415 4000 or email el­ize.kruger@tso­go­

Ev­ery Fri­day from 5pm to 7pm Stella Café & Bar opens its doors for bot­tom­less bub­bly for R140 a head.

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