Pussycat still a local favourite
Tuesday, 12th March, 2013
By Emily Roberts
For those who wanted to experience the Silver Haven's "Back to the Pussycat" night, it was first in best dressed; as the event quickly sold out.
The Silver Haven is taking a trip down memory lane, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday and is turning into the Pussycat Restaurant.
Locals had to be quick to book however, as all nights are fully booked, according to owner Wincen Cuy.
"We have sold out ... we are ecstatic with the response we have received," Mr Cuy said.
"Also it was great to see the response that was had on the BDT Facebook page, from lots of people reminiscing about the old Pussycat."
Mr Cuy hopes that each night will be a "great night" for those attending.
"Over the weekend, I will go down and see how it is - I will probably call in all three nights," he said.
"I think there will be a lot of people there who want a trip down memory lane or are after a bit of nostalgia."
Mr Cuy said anyone who attends won't be disappointed with the food.
The Pussycat was a restaurant located in Argent Street. It closed in August, 2000 after being open for almost 45 years.
The restaurant was quirky with 1970s-style wooden wall panels and 1950s-style laminated tables.
The last owners, Tracey and Rod Hurst, said it was a tradition to have a dollop of spaghetti bolognese on all the meals.
Chef at the Silver Haven Tracey Green was left with some secret recipes by Pussycat chef Manuel Papas.
"Local Heather Bobos had a lot to do with helping me get the recipes," she said.
"Her and her family were close with Manuel and she helped me organise a secret meeting to get the recipes.
"They are all hand-written in shorthand. People often ask me for the recipes but I tell them I am sworn to secrecy."