For many people in and around Kampala, the much awaited Kampala Restaurant Week provides a getaway avenue especially for food enthusiasts to explore what the restaurants have on offer especially as it usually comes with discounts and so many other freebies.
The fourth edition which was officially unveiled yesterday at a media launch is no different a Kampala’s foodies will once again get a chance to eat from more than 40 participating restaurants for 10 days at subsidized prices from August 1st – 11th 2018.
According to Pearl Guide the organizers of the annual event, this year’s edition will have some new items to spice things up in particular the introduction of the coupon option where restaurant goers will not only be limited to using cash, but will also be able to use coupons at any participating restaurant.
This year, the event also aims at showcasing Uganda’s finest restaurants while giving customers discounts on some of the most delicious and creatively made dishes on the market.
“We thought we would give food lovers a seamless fine dining experience by making it possible for them to enjoy meals at dozens of top notch restaurants in Kampala as well as major Ugandan towns without them having to pay cash at all if they have coupons,” said Pearl Guide’s Philip Kalibwani.
The launch yesterday included quizzes; cook-offs where lots of dining vouchers were won by media personalities and invited guests at Sheraton gardens. Tusker Lite who are the main sponsors of the event also provided free-flowing drinks to accompany the bites just as they will continue to do throughout the restaurant week.
The restaurant week will climax with a closing award giving ceremony to be held on August 13.
“We are excited to be a part of Kampala Restaurant Week yet again. We look forward to an incredible week of superb gastronomic treats paired with Tusker Lite and enjoyed in the company of friends,” said Grace Namutebi, UBL’s Brand Manager in charge of Premium Beers.
She confirmed that Tusker Lite will also be continuing with its tradition of providing a complimentary bottle for all Kampala Restaurant Week menus, while some restaurants will offer wine pairing options and quick creative lunches throughout the week.
Sheraton Hotel General Manager Mr Jean-Fillipe Bittencourt who confessed he is a lover of food said he was extremely happy to once again host the guests for the launch after last year’s success and admitted this year the competition will get even tighter among the restaurants and hotels especially after new entrants joined in the fray. He however quickly added they are ready for any challenge and will provide the best they can.
Other partners like 97FM Radio City and Total Uganda will also be running promotions where their clients can win coupons to meals with their friends at any of the over 40 participating restaurants.