After a mad rush, we arrived at the airport with 40 mins to spare on Thursday morning. only to discover that our Kulula flight was delayed. Surprise, surprise. On arrival in CT, we went to collect our hired car from First Car Rental. I loved their Table Mountain wallpaper, such a great welcome to the Mother City.
We then took a drive through the V&A Waterfront to our hotel- the One & Only. This needs no introduction, as its reputation precedes it. I thought quite a bit about what makes a hotel the epitome of luxury. It can’t just be about the furnishings and layout. No, it’s something more. In our case, we experienced the “more”, down to the finest detail. As you pull up to the reception, your car door magically opens while the valet guys take your keys from you, park your car and assure you that your bags will be taken care of.
We immediately felt relaxed, and once we entered the hotel we were greeted and seated, ready to check in. Before starting the formalities, we were given the most delicious hot chocolate to sip on while our forms were printed. Our front desk manager was warm and welcoming, and personally took us on a tour of the resort. He also escorted us to our room. Usually the room orientation is done by a porter, so this was a nice surprise.
The room is HUGE. The bathroom alone is the size of a standard room elsewhere. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.
Are those full size toiletries I spot?! And Charlotte Rhys no less 🙂
|The view from patio number 2|
|Loved the vibe|
|Rishav photobombing my pic 🙂|
|Chefs hard at work|
|This is Nobu’s version of “bread for the table” and comes at no charge. The fried jalepeno strips were yummy!|
|The top 2 rows are the deluxe Bento box, while the lower 2 are the regular Bento box. Both divine.|
Starting from the top, from left to right we have: spicy garlic vegetables, wingrib with peruvian antocucho sauce (I have no idea what this is either, don’t worry), rock shrimp tempura (delicious), seared salmon with jalapeno sauce and assorted sushi.
Then, the regular bento box offers whitefish with jalepeno sauce, chicken roll with teriyaki sauce, eggplant with sweet den miso sauce, tuna salad with matsuhisa onion based dressing, yellowtail jalapeno (clearly the chef is a fan of jalepenos- no complaints ‘cos so am I!) and assorted sushi.
Now’s probably a good time to tell you that I have a very fussy husband. For him to say that something is “nice” is big. He hardly ever says anything is “delicious”, and he claims that Nobu was the best meal he’s ever had. I like sushi but I prefer white (cooked) fish, so I did stray away from some of the above- but everything I ate was absolutely mouthwatering. There was so much thought put into each dish. The flavours all blended together well, the food was cooked to perfection, and the service was on point- all contributing to a heavenly dinner experience. God, even the salad was delicious- we ate every last leaf!
Spicy garlic vegetables
|Dessert: Suntory whiskey cappucino: layers and layers of cream, biscuit and chocolate topped with a creamy froth.|
|Dessert: Chocolate Bento Box with green tea ice cream on a sesame disc|