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The Kampala Restaurant Week Returns Bigger

The Kampala Restaurant Week returns next month following the successful first edition held last year. Kampala Restaurant Week, Uganda’s signature restaurant showcase, is a brainchild of The Pearl Guide Uganda, a reputable tourism marketing firm. This year’s edition brings on board more restaurants offering the public a variety of options for dining.

The showcase which was officially launched last weekend, will be held between June 1st and 11th  has attracted restaurants offering a variety of dining options; from casual to signature dining and even holiday partners.

Guests won Restaurant Week Vouchers

Guests won Restaurant Week Vouchers

Last year, Kampala Restaurant Week made its debut on the social calendar allowing over 12,000 people to visit and experience 40 of Kampala’s top restaurants at a discounted price for eleven days. In order to attract even more people, the organisers have fixed the event to coincide with two public holidays (Martyrs Day and Heroes Day). The week at the same time coincides with the tourism peak season.

The participating restaurants have each created a Multi-Cuisine three-course menu to adequately showcase the city’s internationally competitive food expertise and the growth of our hospitality industry.

Jackie of Chaine and Florentine of TOTAL enjoying a bite by the chef

Jackie of Chaine and Florentine of TOTAL enjoying a bite by the chef

The Blind Wine Tasting 3

Guests participating in the The Blind Wine Tasting 

The Perfect Beer Pour Challenge

Speaking at the launch event, Philip Kalibwani, the Business Development Manager at The Pearl Guide said, “The idea behind Kampala Restaurant Week is to showcase the great restaurants that Kampala has to offer. It’s about giving diners a great food experience at a discounted price. Last year, the restaurants offered a one-course meal; however this year, all the restaurants will be offering a signature three-course meal specifically created for this showcase.”

The menus are discounted and price-fixed across all restaurants with starters at UGX 10,000, main Courses at UGX 25,000 and desserts at UGX 10,000.

This year’s edition also brings on board Tusker Lite as sponsors, who will be supplementing every menu with a complimentary drink to further stimulate ‘Kampalans’ to go out and try new restaurants.

Alex Tusingwire Brand Manager Tusker Lite

Alex Tusingwire Brand Manager Tusker Lite speaking during the launch

There will be awards up for grabs in the category of The Outstanding Service Award, The Innovation Award and the People’s Choice Top Restaurant Award.

Kampala Restaurant Week 2016 promises to present one of Kampala’s most memorable and enviable dining experiences and aims to put Uganda’s hospitality industry on the global map through this showcase.

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