El Padrino, a new lounge which serves as a haven for luxury enthusiasts and cigar aficionados was launched in Accra last week.
El Padrino, a premium bar, restaurant, and cigar lounge in Accra’s Airport City neighborhood of the Atlantic Tower.
The upscale lounge features ultra-modern decor in rich woods and leathers, a fine dining restaurant open for lunch and dinner, a non-smoking dining room, a bar featuring small-batch spirits, and West Africa’s largest walk-in humidor to preserve its cornucopia, a diverse range of tobacco blends and cigar types.
According to Paolo Borgi, General Manager of El Padrino, “we have a clear ambition to offer an exclusive experience for those who revel in fine living from drinks, dining, decor, jazz, and cigars with clients who came from all over the West African region, including Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire and Ghana where the audience is growing for those who appreciate having a dedicated venue specialising in their interests”.
El Padrino, which means “The Godfather” in Spanish, pays homage with framed images of some of the world’s most notable cigar aficionados such as Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Jordan, Angelina Jolie, and Jay Z on its “wall of fame” lined along the entrance.
He added that, at El Padrino, there would be weekly live Jazz & Blues event featuring the De Dynamics band on Thursday evenings and the Smoke-Free dining room ensures El Padrino is welcoming to all tastes.
The lounge he said is opened daily from noon for lunch and will also host special events including cognac tastings, new product launches, corporate dinners, and a “Ladies of the Leaf” event catering to women enthusiasts.
BY ALFRED NII ARDAY ANKRAH