The launch party for the 5th edition of Nairobi Restaurant Week was held on 23rd January at Soi Restaurant Dusit D2 Hotel. Guests were welcomed with a cocktail drink served in coconuts or pomegranate shells as they walked into the restaurant filled with lit candles and bathed in soft lighting, giving the space a chic and intimate atmosphere.
Most of the guests congregated at the terrace that overlooked a beautiful green lawn. Cocktail tables clothed in black dotted the area and Afro beat music played in the background, adding to the enjoyment of the night. Drinks and food flowed freely in an event that was all about celebrating good food and a great dining experience.
Nairobi Restaurant Week is back again and one thing to look forward to this time around is the increased variety of restaurants that will be participating. The pricing for the event has been adjusted to allow the more high-end restaurants to participate. Nairobi Restaurant Week is a great event for restaurants to take part in especially during the lean month of January. Participating restaurants can look forward to an increase in the number of their customers as well as having the chance to acquire a new crop of customers who will most likely return after NRW2018 ends.
Customers also benefit from Nairobi Restaurant Week as they are able to take advantage of a variety of offers. From 25th January to 4th February, foodies can anticipate to enjoy different cuisine from over 70 participating restaurants. Meal prices will be from Ksh 1,000 – Ksh 2,500 for 2 course lunch menus and Ksh 2,000 – Ksh 5,000 for 3 course dinner menus. Taxify users can redeem a discount of Ksh 500 off one trip throughout the event, while users of the EatOut App can claim a number of benefits such as a complimentary drink from participating restaurants. The grand prize up for grabs in this year’s NRW is 2 business class tickets to Istanbul, Turkey.
The atmosphere at the NRW2018 launch party was relaxed and fun and guests got to meet old friends and had an opportunity to make new ones. For even more relaxation, a five minute Thai massage was available to the guests.
A number of the NRW2018 sponsors were present during the launch party. Title sponsors Safaricom were on hand and guests were able to acquire one of the M-pesa One Tap devices that were on offer. Bailey’s were also present giving out their cookies and cream cocktails and guests were able to sip on Aquamist water throughout the night.
Nairobi Restaurant Week is all about celebrating good food and a great dining experience. Guests at the launch party were able to sample the NRW experience in a quick 3 course adventure where each course lasted about 5 minutes. Guests were also able to sample a variety of delicious Thai cuisine bitings. These included glass noodle salad with mint chicken, vegetable spring rolls, chicken satay, beef skewers, vegetable pad Thai and more. There was also a dessert section with a chocolate fountain centerpiece and various desserts on offer including chocolate tartlets, macaroons, raspberry cheesecake and more.
The success of the launch party for NRW2018 is a good indicator that the coming week will be just as successful. NRW2018 will run from 25th January – 4th February giving one 11 days to enjoy delicious food and a great dining experience. Be sure to check out EatOut Kenya social media pages and the EatOut Kenya App to be able to take advantage of the offers available during NRW2018 as well as finding out how to win the amazing prizes on offer.
Thai bitings and Thai massage provided by the Soi Restaurant Team.