By Chris Lutwama
It’s for chefs and it’s for gourmets. It’s the Kampala Restaurant Week. Don’t say you don’t know about this because nobody is ignorant in matters food.
In its third installment the Kampala Restaurant Week a ten-day food carnival of sorts, has rolled off today, bringing you some of the best cuisines the Pearl of Africa can boast of to weave their magical pans to give you the aroma therapy you have been missing.
Restaurant week has been a proven tradition among many major cities around the world. From Cape Town, London, New York and Tokyo, the week makes food a business to pay attention to.
It’s now time for Kampala to continue the food frenzy with our third edition.
Pearl Guide Uganda, the organisers of the event, said they have teamed up with chefs from 40 of the finest restaurants in the city to create one-of-a-kind concept menus to tickle your taste buds with spectacular cuisines.
Did I hear you lick your tongue loudly already?
The participating restaurants in Kampala will offer pre-fixed menus for food-frenzy people. The Kampala Restaurant Week, which is usually held in June, was this year pushed to July 5-15 with Pearl Guide Uganda. This is so because The Pearl guide Uganda the change was necessitated by the Holy Month of Ramadhan.
The most exciting thing about the Kampala Restaurant week is that the menus are always cost-friendly; one can afford to try many restaurants and different dishes in the 10 days. The main dishes come with a complimentary Tusker Lite bee at all the participating restaurants in Kampala.
‘Casual’ restaurants will offer their entrees at Sh15,000 and mains at Sh25,000. Signature dining restaurants will offer entrees at Sh20,000 and mains at Sh35,000. There is no need to book or get tickets, though reservations to some of the participating restaurants are highly recommended.
Make your way to all the participating restaurants with friends and family and experience fine dining and spectacular cuisines. The restaurants include all Java House restaurants in Kampala, Cafe Pap, The Seven Seas Restaurant at the Sheraton Kampala, The Explorer at Serena Hotel Kampala, Lawns Restaurant, Tamara Restaurant, Riders Lounge (both Village Mall and Acacia),Prunes, Piato, Nyanja Restaurant at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Nawab Asian Bistro, Kabira Country Club, Brisk Lounge, and Bamboo Nest Bugolobi.
The third edition of the food carnival will also have three participant restaurants out of Kampala; Jinja Sailing Club, Java House Entebbe , Café Havana Mbarara. However, the three restaurants will not be participating in the voting.