BEST FOR A fun night out with cocktail-lov­ing friends. FOOD Mootee’s food and award-win­ning drinks draw in­spi­ra­tion from Africa. For starters, try the samp arancini with cal­abash rel­ish and pesto or spring­bok rolls with baby spinach, sun­dried toma­toes and caramelised onion. For mains, the beef boerie wheel, Za­malek and tomato soup is fill­ing, and veg­e­tar­i­ans are catered for with but­ter­nut bunny or the au­bergine curry with braised city-grown baby carrots. End on malva brûlée or koek­sis­ter bread-and-but­ter pud­ding. DRINKS Guests can pick from the 12 long, strong, short or fresh sig­na­ture cock­tails that have been for­mu­lated with African in­gre­di­ents, and chat to the mixol­o­gists as they watch the drink be­ing made. Try the Kenyan Proverb fea­tur­ing al­mond, cof­fee, cit­rus and rooi­bos, or the Mashonza, a party trick that's served in a spe­cially de­signed ce­ramic co­coon meant to re­sem­ble the mopani worm. SER­VICE En­thu­si­as­tic and knowl­edge­able. AM­BI­ENCE Speakeasy meets apothe­cary. (KZV)

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