Ladies night: 'Bellinis & Black Velvet' at Estate

Posted on Mar 9, 2012 by Surekha
Ladies night: 'Bellinis & Black Velvet' at Estate

Estate is The Big Group’s latest brainchild taking over T Forty Two at The Intermark. The place is perfect for after-work drinks, reason being everyone wants to feel supremely Ivy League at a typically posh English gastropub after a long day in the office. You'll find the Union Jack emblazoned on walls and couches while vintage British paraphernalia fill in corners. Beers on tap is available while the food is upgraded pub grub. By that, we mean you might see wild mushroom and truffle pizza on the menu alongside a standard pepperoni.

Largely catering to white collar corporates, the pub recently launched a ladies night to attract the fairer sex. Labeled ‘Bellinis & Black Velvet’, we went along to its launch last Wednesday to find overflowing servings of bellinis and desserts all night. Some may think that associating ladies with peach cocktails and red velvet cake borders on sexist, but we gave in to the stereotype in a matter of minutes. To top off the very girly affair, all our desserts and drinks were served by a bevy of topless male models. Needless to say, the giggles were incessant. So were the camera shutters.

The crowd is largely female aristocrats accessorised by social flair but after a few champagne cocktails, everyone is equal. A band performs every week covering cheesy oldies for those who care (or drunk enough) to sing along. Estate may not be as girly a bar as say, Bedroom, but it’s difficult to resist desserts, cocktails and abs in bountiful.

'Bellinis & Black Velvet' takes place every Wednesday night at Estate. For more info, see listing.