I’m just going to take a wild guess that, by now, you’ve got a mild case of the post Christmas blues…You’re probably battling with your New Year’s resolution, having taken or given up all manner of things, been cooped up in your house due to overspending and have returned to the office to find a scary backlog of emails that you just can’t seem to get to the bottom of. If that’s the case, I believe we have just what you need.
Our Third Annual Restaurant Week is back! Nairobi’s biggest culinary event is set to hit the city from January 28th – February 7th with over 60 of the best restaurants participating! Each will offer a 3 course prix fixe menu for dinner, with a few also including a lunch option. You’ll be set back a mere ksh 1500 or ksh 2500 at these establishments, just in time for pay day!
This essentially means you have absolutely no reason to say “Oh, I can’t afford that place” or “Let’s just stick to the usual babe”, because every…single…venue…costs the SAME. Chefs around Nairobi have spent the last few months creating menus especially for the occasion, each geared with the desire to impress and showcase their culinary mastery. So if you love experimenting with food and venturing out, avoid disappointment by making your reservations early via www.eatout.co.ke or calling the restaurant directly beforehand. This month our team has put together all the information you’ll need, complete with a full list of all participating restaurants and their selected price points. This issue will therefore become your ultimate NRW2016 guide so be sure to flip over to page 33 and start circling the restaurants you’d like to visit.
To celebrate NRW2016 our partners will be spoiling you rotten with a few cheeky giveaways. Be spotted by our mystery diners with a bottle of Nederburg wine at participating restaurants to stand the chance of winning a trip to Cape Town, courtesy of our title sponsor Nederburg. From January 25th, be sure to tune into East FM and XFM where we will be giving away hundreds of dinner-for-two vouchers to your favourite participating restaurant. And take advantage of Uber’s complimentary taxi rides for new users for the duration of NRW.
You also stand the chance to win our grand prize of a fully paid trip to Dubai, thanks to Moyo Holidays. This includes three nights accommodation, return flights and an exclusive dinner at Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay’s Bread Street Kitchen at the gorgeous Atlantis Hotel on Dubai’s awe-inspiring island, The Palm. See more details on page 27.
With the New Year still in mind, be sure to check out Susan Wong’s food predictions for 2016, giggle at Jackson Biko’s incredibly accurate account of the struggles of January dieting on page 60, then get our Wine Chick Annabel Onyango’s low down on how to get your vino fix regardless of your lean January budgets on page 52.
I hope you all enjoy this year’s Restaurant Week. Break your dining habits and go somewhere you’ve never been and keep us posted on your experience via our social media pages and website using the hashtag #NRW2016. We can’t wait to hear from you!