Mootee Bar situated at 78A 4th Avenue, Melville. Mootee, described as a place of healing for the soul, will make use of modern culinary and mixology techniques and blending it with traditional drinking rituals and local ingredients.
With 120 seats, an outside rooftop deck, open air alley seating and a private lounge, Mootee trusts to bend creative boundaries by challenging customer’s understanding of food and drink culture. Through serving unique food and creative drinks that form a perspective that is described as an authentic, yet unconventional interpretation of modern Africa. “Africa as we know it and not Africa as the world interprets.”
The cocktail menu, that has taken 8 months to develop, is described as a sort of "Rorschach Test". Each cocktail has a visual representation of taste, designed by artist Jared Hurwitz. The illustrations are designed to trigger an emotional response in the customer which leads the consumer to place their order. Unlike traditional cocktail menus, the recipes of the drinks are not displayed in the menu, and customers are enticed to explore the 12 cocktails through this unique visual interpretational technique. Each drink is inspired by a classic African tale.
Mootee’s one of a kind cocktail laboratory, which situated in the middle of the restaurant, is something one would expect to see in a medical laboratory. Containing a Rotary Evaporator Distiller, an Ultrasonic Prep, refrigerated Centrifuge and many more gadgets all used to produce the creative concoctions. Expect to sample their milktart brandy, sparkling Umqombothi or the crystal clear brandy and coke.
Whilst the food and drinks are serious, the environment is relaxed and fun. With cocktails priced at R 85 each and a meal for 2 costing you around R 200 per couple, Mootee aims to be accessible to all ages and income ranges. Their well-balanced wine list and vast spirit selection further demonstrates the team’s dedication to providing a well-rounded product. It was Madiba that said: "it is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world and with myself...” So be sure to drop by for some good food, good drink and good company accompanied by good music.
MOOTEE BAR’S MOTTO
We dare not say “This is Africa” – instead we challenge
“WHAT IS AFRICA”
The world sees Africa as the dark continent.
We embrace this darkness.
DARKNESS IN MAGIC, MYSTERY AND HISTORY.
The world sees Africa as poor.
We seek to entice the world to its alluring richness.
RICHNESS IN CULTURE, ENERGY AND RESOURCE.
The world sees Africa as wanting.
All we see is its luscious abundance.
ABUNDANCE IN HERITAGE, CONTRAST AND FLAVOUR.
Africa is the root of mankind and thus of its creativity.
Rooted in tradition & bombarded by international influence.
Using traditional ritual and modern technique.
MOOTEE draws inspiration from this root.
FORGET WHAT YOU THINK YOU KNOW ABOUT AFRICA!