Making a significant impression on the first date is challenging in Johannesburg especially when there are so many restaurants to choose from and your budget is not always inclined to accommodate half of them. Fortunately, the Maximillen restaurant at the Da Vinci hotel in Sandton offers you the perfect date night, and if you don’t believe me, you have to experience it for yourself.

The first thing that’ll catch your eye when walking in is the classic, intimate and private feel of the restaurant. There are fine touches in the décor that add so much character to the space, and the lighting is perfect for the mood you’d like to create because essentially, you are trying to impress the person you’re there with.

The menu consists of the following:
Starter: A Cobb salad consisting of bacon, pickled egg, confit cherry tomato, crumbed feta and Chevin, cos lettuce, green onion and lemon infused avocado.

As a main, you have the choice between:
Pan-fried line fish or a 250g Rib Eye steak.
The fish is served with caramelised onions, grilled artichoke, fennel mousse, pickled pea and tendril salad red wine jus. The streak is served with a choice of sides.

Dessert is a spectacular surprise which will leave you utterly impressed by the presentation and the taste. Forget milk chocolate and enjoy their decadent Chocolate dome with chocolate fondant, homemade ice-cream and a caramel sauce.

Before we forget the bottle of red or white wine included in this experience, you’ll be delighted to know all of this is for your enjoyment pleasure at only R400. PS Book in advance to avoid any disappointment!  Your Thursday nights will never be the same again!