Seven on 7 open :)

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Seven on 7 open :)

happydays
Joined: 23 Jul 2008, 19:24

26 Oct 2012, 09:48 #1

http://news.barbadostoday.bb/2012/10/25 ... jan-flair/
Lounge with Bajan flair
Added on October 25, 2012.
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Ryan Fields, Ani Chitbahal and Brian Moore at the opening.
by Donna Sealy

Ryan Fields is passionate about his new business.

If you can get him to pause long enough from what he’s doing, he would happily share his plans with you.

Last Saturday Seven On 7 resto/lounge officially opened its doors to the public.

Although he’s had a restaurant before, Oceans On 7, he is really liking his new venture.

“I’ve worked for 19 years as a chef, 15 years as an executive chef and I’ve worked pretty much all around the world. I’ve worked in South America, North America, it’s easier to tell you the places I haven’t worked – Australia, Asia, Eastern Europe and Africa. I’ve done stints pretty much every where else.

“With my background I can do pretty much everything. I will be chief cook and bottle washer. The menus are developed by me and it’s American Bistro with a Bajan flair. For instance, on our appetiser menu we’re going to be doing mini Bajan cutters but not the regular stuff that you would go any where and see. You can get a mini cheese cutter — it’s a cheese and scotch bonnet relish. You’re going to have a mini salt bread, mixed grains, cheddar cheese and then we make a scotch bonnet relish. … Different flavours…,” he said.

The resto/louge will be serving up a daddy day care theme on Saturdays from noon as well as themed nights such as Summer Never Ends, Anything Goes and Neo Soul in the Dover, Christ Church locale, with music and live entertainment. Fridays will be an after-work lime, called Party After Five.

Fields said he intends to keep the prices reasonable as he wants it to be a place where people would go to eat two to three times a week as opposed to going only on special occasions.

“Our pricing is going to be extremely aggressive to get in, stay and want to come back,” he added.

Why open a business in this current economic climate?

“It wasn’t easy finding the capital to open the business, it still isn’t easy. There are no loans or anything behind me, it’s all me… At the end of the day then I don’t have all the additional overheads of having to pay people, the banks. Its my money so it means I have a little bit of capital to work with on a daily basis but then I don’t have to worry that on the first of the month I don’t have to pay a loan back of $5,000 or whatever. It has reduced my capital but it has also increased my comfort level of not having to worry about a lot of things like that,” Fields explained.

The St. Michael School old scholar added that when Seven On 7 was up and running he would be looking to other venues and for other avenues to expand in Barbados and the region.

“We want to be a regional brand, not just a local brand,” he emphasised.

The entrepreneur said the greatest challenge so far was getting accustomed to the “slightly slower pace” of how business is done in Barbados.

That apart, he’s cool and ready for Seven On 7 to grow.

donnasealy@barbadostoday.bb


Athough the Tikki Hut wont be open when we go - there is going to be this one to try :D
Elaine
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happydays
Joined: 23 Jul 2008, 19:24

29 Oct 2012, 09:10 #2

http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/art ... -to-party/

and more .. :)


http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/art ... -to-party/

Mon, October 29, 2012 - 12:00 AM
A new entertainment spot has opened its doors to partygoers who want a fresh take on the island’s party scene.

Located upstairs the Dover Market in Dover, Christ Church, it is the brainchild of owner Ryan Fields, who said the project started in May and was geared toward satisfying the entertainment needs of the island’s over-30s population.

“They have limited options when it comes to being able to enjoy themselves in a classy, mature atmosphere on a regular basis. Seven On 7 will open seven days, including the whole day on Saturdays and there will be afternoon brunch before the evening jam session on Sundays,” he said.

At the grand opening last Saturday, patrons partied under LED lights in the spacious air-conditioned quarters, outfitted with dark leather furniture, to a deejay spinning tunes from The Fugees to Jill Scott in a 1990s theme party.

A live performance by Barbadian powerhouse NexCyx brought the curtain down on the night. (AN)
Elaine
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UKML
Joined: 22 Aug 2008, 08:32

29 Oct 2012, 11:31 #3

Is this in the place where Aussie's used to be?
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happydays
Joined: 23 Jul 2008, 19:24

29 Oct 2012, 14:44 #4

Thats the one :D

There is some pics of the new layout /decor on their FB pages

https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/? ... 473&type=3
Elaine
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UKML
Joined: 22 Aug 2008, 08:32

29 Oct 2012, 16:41 #5

Thanks Happydays :)
It certainly looks a bit smarter than it used to.
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brettski8
Joined: 08 Jan 2009, 08:59

29 Oct 2012, 18:19 #6

Guess we will have to have a look Elaine, just to get some info for the forum :P
Saying that you will be there before me in November :cry:
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happydays
Joined: 23 Jul 2008, 19:24

10 Jan 2013, 15:59 #7

just an update - didnt manage to go in Nov cos it was closed :(

They now have live music on Fridays (Flare) Mondays (Nexcyx) and Tues I think




Hoping to finally go when I get there in Feb :)


Other new(ish) places with live music -

Obskewer Surfers Cafe - https://www.facebook.com/#!/surferscafe

Weisers Sunset Music Series -

Accra Beach Party -
Elaine
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brettski8
Joined: 08 Jan 2009, 08:59

10 Jan 2013, 19:17 #8

I hear that Seven on 7 open up at 8pm.
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Babiface
Joined: 31 Dec 2008, 11:06

05 Mar 2013, 18:30 #9

I went to Seven on 7 at the beginning of January. Had a great night there! It is nice lounge which is quite spacious and has nice large leather sofas. Good air conditioning too. There is waitress service for your drinks too which was a nice touch.
The night we went there Nexcyx was playing, I had never seen them before and they were very good. Lots of laid back soul music.
The cocktail specials that night were Martini's .... needless to say I made a pig of myself mixing the Chocolate Martinis and the Strawberry ones.
I had never been to a place like this before and absolutely loved it .... something different.
We were the only tourists in there.
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brettski8
Joined: 08 Jan 2009, 08:59

05 Mar 2013, 18:50 #10

I was close to the place almost every night but for some reason i never thought about going in there, also to be honest i never saw many people going in there.
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