Savvy locals will tell you this restaurant-cum-bar is the place to be seen.
rnTo a certain extent it is, luring BA’s wealthiest clients in through its storey-high golden gates, as well as high-goal polo players and their patrons, sugar daddies and a healthy supply of dollar-loving blondes.
rnThe palatial feel gives Casa Cruz the ‘wow’ factor, but the reality is that the demand for the restaurant grew too fast for the kitchen to deliver. Despite a well-designed menu, many diners leave disappointed having spent a fortune – not that they would admit it. Which is why we recommend Casa Cruz for an early (11.30pm) drink, particularly on a Thursday night, rather than dining here.
rnFrom behind the solid, oval-shaped bar, Ines – the city’s celebrity bartender – has forged one of the longest cocktail lists in town, so study it carefully and don’t blow your cover and ask her to invent something to suit your taste.
rnBeing cool at Casa Cruz means flashing your cash, tipping well and taking no notice of the steely glares you receive from the studs and diosas (goddesses) around you.