Protea's Swahili Night continues into 2023
- Written by OUR REPORTER
Protea hotel’s Swahili Night entered 2023 in style last Saturday, offering Ugandan and Kenyan diners the best of Kenyan cuisines.
The chef of the night was Paul Malikisi who showed off his amazing culinary skills. The carvery section ranged from whole roast goat biryani, live BBQ-covered chicken drumsticks choma (roast), beef brochettes & pork choma to the Samaki wa Nazi (coconut fish stew).
There was of course beef tumbukiza, viazi karai, sukuma na spinach fry. Susa coconut, tomato sauce (sauce di Zanzibari) offered Tanzanian dining vibes. The wali wa nazi, Kenyan fish soup served with assorted bread rolls.
What is a Kenyan meal without Githeri (maize and beans pottage), siima (brown ugali) and omena stew? Not to be left out, Uganda was well represented with steamed matooke and groundnut paste.
The East African kachumbari salsa, avocado salad, assorted lettuces, assorted condiments, pickles, dressings and sauces offered the ultimate fruity appetizer while fried gonja salad, Mombasa coleslaw, tomato salads cucumber and dill salad served as the toppings.
The dessert section included Kenyan curved fresh fruits, kiamati, coconut kahsata, black forest cake, banana cake and assorted pastries.
Protea food and beverage manager Caroline Namudu said the team decided to continue with the Swahili Night concept into 2023 because of the turn-up of Ugandans and Kenyans and the demand for Kenyan cuisines.
"When we launched it in 2022, the buffet was at Shs 65,000 but now due to the turn-up, we changed to Shs 80,000. This shows a good performance in our services and hospitality as a hotel and seeing this embraced, we purpose to do more in this year 2023," said Namuddu.