food and drink 29.5.2018 08:35 am

Set your tastebuds alight at Fireroom

At Fireroom, diners are in for a sushi experience that’s truly unique and delicious.

I’m not the type to go on and on about things I experience, but after dining at Fireroom with the food’s mind-blowing explosion of flavours, I can’t help but rave about the place, its food and the impeccable service.

I love sushi and when I heard of the “sushi on fire” dining experience, I had to witness it myself, to allow my taste buds to be set alight.

The melting textures with incredible flavour combinations took my understanding of delicious sushi up a notch. Try it in the evening, when the lighting is just perfect and fellow diners are in a mood to let their hair down after a long day at the office.

This is a sushi and grill house one must visit with fun, adventurous friends whose palates can stand extraordinary dishes. Allow me to give a gold star to the service which is one of a kind.

Themba was our waitron and what an informative and extremely patient man he is. For some time I thought he must be the manager, but no; warmth and friendliness are part of the culture at Fireroom.

So, Themba suggest a few interesting dishes we should try, after bringing a number of craft gin bottles to the table. Allowing us a few minutes to sip on our drinks, he then showed us photos on his tablet, recommending several scrumptious dishes.

He showed us Tiger vs Dragon (four Sweet Tiger Rolls – tempura prawn rainbow roll, avocado, cream cheese, Kewpie mayonnaise, cranberry and biscuit crumbs – or four Dragon Rolls, infused Scottish salmon rainbow roll, tempura prawn, feta, avocado and Yakitori sauce).

The Fire Roll comprises eight crispy California rolls, salmon, jalapeño, Kewpie mayonnaise, cream cheese and Yakitori sauce. The sauce is drizzled over the sushi at the table before being flambéed.

Berry Roses have four salmon roses, thick crème fraîche and a berry reduction. For something meaty, we had Tomahawk 859g, an executive sirloin cut on the bone, pepper crushed, coarse salt and rosemary.

It would be unforgivable for me not to mention the table theatrics that just add fire to the dining experience. Talk about value for money, this was it. It was exciting to watch the sushi being flambéed.

Besides this, the tastes were out of this world. The best sushi I have had, with a sauce I was happy to scrape off the plate with my finger. Believe me, the name is not misleading at all. Here cocktails convert into liquid fire, allowing you to slake your thirst in style.

The rooms feel sophisticated, yet comfortable with a clear distinction of different moods, be it quiet dining, a night out with friends, dinner with your other half or a private work dinner. The space manages to accommodate any occasion.

How I would love to tell you about the dessert, only heaven knows, but I was just too full to order any. The next day I kicked myself for not trying the Fiery Pear (candy poached pear, puff pastry, vanilla ice-cream).

Then again, this can serve as a valid excuse to pay another visit to Montecasino a visit and dine at Fireroom again.

 

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