Italian night launch - Privé, Hyatt Capital Gate
In keeping with a theme that ran through my blog post on my last visit to Hyatt Capital Gate when I had the Sky brunch, chef Ivan has created a buffet small in size, but high on quality and taste.
I like the approach he is taking, which challenges the rule of thumb at many such places where the 'more is more' motto is employed. Chef Ivan seems very comfortable espousing his philosophy that less is more. The venue, Privé, lends itself to a small buffet set up. Privé is usually used for, amongst other events, the cheese and wine evenings held every Wednesday. Read about it here:
The first thing that strikes you as you exit the lift on the Mezzanine floor heading for Privé, is the music that sets the tone. This is all about creating a feel of Italy. Next, you notice the red and white checkered table cloths. As you move closer to the buffet spread, on your left you will see a selection of Italian wines: 2 reds and 3 whites as well as a Proseco. Then, you will notice the Italian TV channels. Eventually, you will make your way to the fabulously laid table that awaits you. That is quite a welcome, created largely by the intimacy of the venue.
|One word - charming.|
|Emphasis on freshness.|
|Really something for everyone.|
|Stuffed pepper dews, focaccia with cheese and olives.|
And to drink? Some lovely Italian wine with a marvellously rich Merlot - my favourite. You will be pleased with the choice of wine available. I do appreciate this. So many hotels with their all-you-can-eat deals offer free flowing wine that is invariably Australian or Chilean - not bad as house wines, but the wine offer here seemed a cut above the usual. And I am told the preferred wines did not all arrive on time. Wow, I would like to taste what they actually ordered as first choices if these were so good. Dessert? Chef Ivan's tiramisu is rich and decadent and will make you buckle at the knees. There goes my diet! As for service, you will seldom have issues with service here. Staff are well trained, professional and offer very relaxed service.
|Homely style presentation.|
The low down
Prive Italian Nights.
Hyatt Capital Gate Hotel
Mondays 7pm - 10pm
Price 150 Dhs net
02 569 1420