So, the 8th lunch club was yesterday at Velvett.
Velvett is usually kind of pricey. So when I saw the lunch club menu, I knew I was getting a bargain!
At the beginning, we had lovely surprise cupcakes from
from her new ...line?...collection? whats the right word for new food, which we got to try and review.
Obviously bread wasn't on the menu, but when the waiter put this basket on the table, I nearly wept in gratitude. The bread was really fresh. When he took it away, I almost grabbed the basket out of his hand.
I'm sure you could tell from the menu that it was going to be an appetiser platter. It was missing the plantain, but I can't say it would have added something different- just more food. Everything tasted good to me, tbh. I did wolf everything down at scary speed, so most of it probably missed my tastebuds.
I ordered my steak medium well because you just can't be sure how you're going to get your meat cooked in places. I ordered medium rare one time and they basically slapped the dead cow on my plate with sauce. Fola ordered medium rare and it was perfectly medium rare, so with Velvett, I guess you can trust that they understand how to cook steak. The meat was really tender and the black peppercorn sauce was great. This course came with a discussion of Nigerian cows and why steak cuts are imported.
Oh and the mash was great. Creamy, smooth and made from real potatoes. I pretty much scraped the bowl.
The chicken looked really good and was massive!
We had the brownie and tiramisu for dessert. I have to admit, this fell a little flat for me. The tiramisu was much too creamy with little or no sponge fingers. The custard was tasty, don't get me wrong, but the dessert isn't just custard and mine was basically that. The brownie was dry and most of mine was burnt. After the rest of the meal, I was a bit disappointed, but also full, so it was fine.
Velvett Grill Lounge and Bar is located at 19b Idejo Street (beneath Izanagi).
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