I was invited by one of my business friends to attend an event at the Club Aficionado, a deluxe cigar and wine bar in Orange County. The place is located in a great area of Lake Forest, right off the 5 freeway. I did not know what to expect before the event, so I was a little anxious. But as soon as I walked in, I was greeted by sharp-dressed men and women who greeted me with nice smiles. The owner was smoking a classy-looking cigar. Inside, there were beautiful custom-made tables and chairs, luxury tables and chairs, and made in U.S.A.- all products of Darafeev Furniture. If you haven’t seen the Darafeev furniture yet, you have to check it out, and if you can afford it- order your deluxe game stools and tables from them. The quality of work and attention to detail is amazing!
I saw a lot of artistic gaming tables, including a chess table, billiards and other games, and there was a gorgeous cigar chair, too. The place was classy, dimly lit and the bar attendant was smiling and polite. There was quite a crowd of men and some women. Most men were smoking elegant cigars and chatting politely. There is also a lot of beautiful art on the walls, and I spent some time admiring them. After the hours d’ouevres, there were lots of plates of delicious Persian food brought over. The entire group I was with spent the evening chatting away and enjoying the ambiance. Aficionado Cigar and Wine Bar- a classy place with lots of beautiful art and creative deluxe furniture by Darafeev. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants an exotic night on the town in a more elegant ambiance.