Following last year’s successful maiden edition, Kampala Restaurant Week returns next month with a signature showcase of Uganda’s finest restaurants.
Kampala Restaurant Week is a brainchild of The Pearl Guide Uganda, a reputable tourism marketing firm. The 2016 edition brings on board even more restaurants offering the public a variety of options for fine dining. The showcase which will be held between June 1st and 11th, has attracted restaurants offering a variety of fine dining options; from casual to signature dining and even holiday partners.
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 Pearl Guide has organized the week to coincide with two public holidays (Martyrs Day and Heroes Day). The week at the same time coincides with the tourism peak season.
This year, the unique experience has been shaped around the signature meals that have been created to leave the taste buds of the public with an experience they will always remember. The participating restaurants have each created a Multi-Cuisine three course menu to adequately showcase the city’s internationally competitive food expertise.
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.
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. Our food is part of our heritage as Ugandans; we are proud of it and it unites us. You will notice that this year, Kampala Restaurant Week menus across the Participating Restaurants will feature a signature Ugandan dish specifically created for this showcase.”
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.
The restaurant week will feature a number of events; a kickoff party at Nawab Asian Bistro, the Tusker Lite Fusion Cuisine Night featuring purely Ugandan dishes at 4 top restaurants and a closing event that will also double as an awards ceremony.
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“Last year, the restaurants won awards along service quality and creativity parameters. We allowed the public to vote their best restaurants using this criteria on our social media platforms. This year, we thought it was important to have a professional and credible dining regulator and authority be the judge of which restaurants will stand out from the rest. We have brought on board Chaine des Rotisseur, Uganda’s Chapter of the world’s oldest international gastronomic society, founded in Paris in 1248. The restaurants will be judged on service and quality, among other things,” said Philip Kalibwani.
Chaine will present the Innovation Award at the end of Restaurant Week to the restaurant which they deem had the best culinary creation and will also have a 40% judges’ weight on the People’s Choice Top Restaurant Award for Kampala Restaurant Week.