For those lucky ones who managed to make it at the grand finale of the Kampala Restaurant Week yesterday, there was taste of what was on offer during the 10 day food experience that ran from June 1-11 with Sheraton Hotel providing delicious snacks.
The second edition of the Kampala Restaurant Week which is turning to be the biggest restaurant show case ended on 11th June and is organised by The Pearl Guide. Over 40 restaurants participated in the culinary event that kicked off officially on 1st June.
According to organisers, this edition received a lot of interest from the public because the participating restaurants were fully involved in the publicity processes that generated excitement among the masses especially on social media. Some restaurants took it upon themselves to engage with clients and fans by sharing experiences during the week which resulted in a big number of clients visiting during this period.
A lot of creativity and originality was exhibited by the chefs and restaurants with interest and excitement tingled in the buds of the fans of Prunes Restaurant whose clients were particularly excited by their Chilli Chocolate cake that left the visitors puzzled as well as wowed.
Prunes would later emerge winner of the Top Casual Dining Restaurant Award after shrugging off competition from top restaurants across the city. While giving his closing remarks, Mr Philip Kalibwani the Pearl Guide Business Development manager said the idea of the restaurant week is to highlight the good food available in restaurants and position Uganda as a culinary destination in East Africa.
“Kampala Restaurant Week is not an event; it is an experience. Restaurants open their kitchens to showcase their culinary expertise and creativity. It is an experience that opens the taste buds and minds of Ugandans to the wide variety of dining options available in Kampala, which they may not have been aware of”. He said
Other big winners of the night included, Mythos Greek Tavern & Lounge which won the Innovation award, Cafe Javas Kira Road Branch which scooped the Outstanding Service award and The Explorer Restaurant at Kampala Serena Hotel which walked away with the Top Signature Dining Restaurant award.
The awards were judged by Chaine des Rotisseur, Uganda’s Chapter of the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, founded in Paris in 1248.