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Shimmy Beach Club unveils summer goodies
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This past week on Tuesday 7 October, South Africa's premier beach club and restaurant, Shimmy Beach Club, revealed stunning new additions ahead of its summer season. At an exclusive event for Cape Town's top lifestyle media (clearly not us) and tastemakers, the glamorous Jeannie D presented the venue's new vision while the Moët flowed to relaxed chatter. SAMA award-winning instrumental pop group Sterling EQ's set the tone with their eclectic sound while guests rubbed shoulders with local celebs like Eban Etzebeth, Nicky van der Walt, Siya Kolisi, Steven Kitshoff, Rob Vember, Twala Ngambi and Brennan Wright.
The event was designed to remind people that Shimmy is the ultimate lifestyle venue that balances the style of international party life and the laid-back atmosphere of Cape Town that we know and sometimes clearly love. The owners have invested substantially to make it a world-class venue to rival the likes of Monaco and Ibiza's beach club scene.
Comprising eight different venues, Shimmy sports a 300-seater restaurant, a 13-metre bar, and stunning furniture that can be moved around to suit individual events, a Heineken deck, conference and VIP meeting rooms, a pool deck, a restaurant deck, a private man-made beach, and an area where the family can kick back and relax. It can be transformed into a glamorous paradise for just about any event - be it dinner, business or partying - all under one roof.
Recent substantial upgrades have elevated its status to international standards, making it one of a kind in South Africa. With more restaurant space, a permanent stage set up, a new Shimmy boutique, kitchen upgrades and improved booking systems, Shimmy can cater for any event, and any number of people.
The newest addition is the venue's sexy summer menu. Introduced by Executive Chef Adrian Cook - formerly from The Cradle Restaurant at the Cradle of Humankind - the menu is colourful with vibrant Mediterranean influences including healthy options and great choices for kids and vegetarians. The focus is on flavour and good value for money. Shimmy sources the best, local produce such as free-range chicken; grass-fed hormone-free beef and SASSI approved fresh fish. They buy locally and keep it as natural as possible to reduce its carbon footprint. Trying the Spanish-influenced whole salt-baked line fish is a must, as is the cinnamon chocolate fondant. An exciting summer campaign called 'Summer Calling' starts on November 30 2014.These ten weekends will be filled with great party nights on Friday, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as a few mid-week parties thrown in. Featuring international DJs and pool parties from 3pm to the early hours of the morning. On Fridays, "Shimmy Anthems" parties start to the sound of deep house DJs. Saturdays see "Shimmy Pool Party", when it cools down with Ibiza-style parties, amazing dinners overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and cool DJs playing on a poolside stage. Sundays continue to deliver the best party in Cape Town, with the return of the legendary "Goldfish Submerged Sundays".
"Shimmy is more than just a venue, it's a lifestyle – a premium entertainment hub that's the perfect place for friends and family to meet and have a good time", comments Shaun Novitzkas, Shimmy Beach Club General Manager.
So …. I think we will be spending our summer holiday in Cape Town at Shimmy? Yes?
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