It is an inter-continental buffet, from our own steamed matoke, chapatti and peanut sauce, to Kenya’s beef stew with sukuma wiki, to the Indian mutton rogan joshi, the Italian penne arrabiata and the English roasted vegetables.
It is basically a buffet that has nearly all the meats (except, understandably, pork) and nearly all the vegetables. Even for the pickiest, you will definitely find something somewhere that you like.
At Shs 60,000, it is one of the most expensive buffets at any hotel in the country, but from the varieties in the main course, to the fruit and cake dessert unlimited choices, it feels more or less like value for money.
The fruits are in abundance from apples, oranges, pineapples and grapes to the fresh watermelons and bananas. The only limit will be your stomach, although you are not stopped from carrying some away.
As for the cake desserts, I was spoilt for choice. Like the fruits, the chocolate and cake choices are plenty. From the caramel éclairs, jam crepes, chocolate mousse – they all come in different shapes and designs.
Efforts to ‘punish’ the hotel by eating so much will be as futile as filling a wicker basket with water. The stomach can only take in so much. Matters are not helped by the starter soups.
Not even my usual trick of eating ‘small small’ worked. I was full to the brim.
The standout for me was the devil chicken. What a tasteless name for such tasteful chicken!
Well, according to chef Shamdin, it’s called the devil chicken because it keeps on inviting [tempting] you for me. And tempt you it does. It tastes something between steamed and deep-fried chicken – half-half.
And that is how it is meant to be because it was prepared with more than 10 items.