My husband and I had a fantastic evening at Anti:dote! I had purchased him a Cocktail Making Class for his birthday, which we finally had the chance to use.
I went beforehand for a quick dinner, and had the wagyu beef short rib and the...Chocolate Intense for dessert. Both were absolutely delicious! The short rib was perfectly cooked, tender but still with a good bite, and the overall dish was well balanced and flavourful. The dessert was perfect for a chocolate lover like me, and the hazelnut puree and crunchy caramel tuile were nice additions to the dish.
But the highlight of the evening was the Cocktail Class! For this we were sat at the bar and for an hour and a half given the undivided attention of master bartender Marlon. He was awesome! Funny, friendly and charming, and kept us thoroughly entertained throughout the night. And his mixology skills and knowledge were top notch! He was able to ask us questions and from our answers concoct us each a custom cocktail that we both loved. For the second one he even let us come behind the bar and help mix our own, and the second was even more delicious than the first. He was able to intuit exactly what we'd like, and made sure to talk us through the making of each, and give us tips for making our own cocktails at home.
Paired with some bar bites from the kitchen and two take-home bottled cocktails, this evening was incredible value for money. More importantly, it was one of the funnest nights we've had out in a long time, and I can't recommend it highly enough for a date night or the perfect gift for a cocktail lover!More