I’m surprised that there hasn’t been much hype about Viva on social media since it started. Maybe I haven’t been reading the right magazines, or following the right pages on facebook. I didn’t even know what to hashtag when I was putting up photos and videos on instagram. Last night’s show at Pacha Ibiza Dubai, was nothing short of amazing.
If you want a different sort of night out – to be wow-ed, to be amazed, and at times go ‘omg how the heck did she do that?’, go check it out.
There are two sessions, from 7-9pm and 9:30-11:30pm from Tuesday to Saturday. When I say session, you literally have to leave at the end of it to the rooftop bar or elsewhere so don’t get upset if they come to you at 11pm and say you have to finish your last order in 5 mins and clear your bill after 😉
Food is to be honest, really good but on the pricey side. Starters of dim sum and sashimi are around the 20-30AED mark – you get the likes of sake salmon, maguro toro tuna, chicken and prawn siu mai and blue lobster. And that’s price per piece 😉 For more food to fill the tummy, you get a selection of asian fusion dishes, i.e orange teriyaki duck breast, wagyu beef skewers and chilean sea bass around the 200 – 250 AED mark. I was quite happy their mochi actually tasted authentic, and for 55AED for three pieces – it was actually cheaper than the really bad mochi we have had at Above in Sofitel Downtown 😉
Prior to the evening, our mate was on our couch reading up reviews of Pacha on Tripadvisor, and as he happened to pick the worst one – quote ‘zero service’ unquote – my expectations were pretty low. I had also booked a table three weeks beforehand asking for the ‘best table in the venue’ and had expected that we would probably be given something reasonable but not the best as we weren’t VIPs (Note : I blog anonymously – I doubt Pacha knew that I was a blogger, or at least I didn’t think so!). So we were really surprised to be given what I thought was the best table right in front of the stage, and service for the night was spot-on.
Francis was an absolute superstar.
Our group of 8 was well taken care of, the pre-orders came out right, it felt like we had a personal butler. We were also allowed to order more wine to bring up to the Red Room.
Ahhhhhh, the Red Room. That deserves a completely separate post altogether 😉 If you like R&B and Hip Hop, the Red Room with Skinny Loop is it for you. Possibly one of the best night outs we’ve had in awhile ay. So Mitzie Mee, on any other night, I would have joined you girls at Societe, but last night at Pacha was epic! We should head back next time. I’m not sure if they played Jay-Z but the music was super.
Enough words. Onto Viva. I gotta apologise to Curt Key, he pretended to be a waiter at one point prior to getting on stage and served us wine, and I didn’t even realise, hahaha. Funny moment 🙂 From the amazingly flexible girl, to the hip hop, to the cabaret, you guys were amazing last night. What I loved was the fact that the Pacha dancers themselves looked like they were genuinely having a great time on stage ay. I was all smiles and in awe the whole time.
Epic dinner show.
Waves from Vida Hotel 😉
- I can’t find anymore competitions for Viva itself, but there is an ongoing competition at Ahlanlive.com for a dinner for 4 at Frioul followed by a table at Pacha, and also one on Channel4 for entry tickets to their weekly Thursday night gigs.
- Pacha is in the Entertainer Monthly Offers for 2 for 1 Main Course or 2 for 1 5-Course Set Menu, valid till 13th June 2015. Woohoo!
If you do end up going and get a chance to experience Viva, let me know how it is 🙂