“La bella vita”, translated as ‘beautiful life’, is a popular phrase that defines Italian lifestyle and has been adopted as a mantra by many people the world over. Italian cuisine has also penetrated every corner of the world, even in Kigali, thanks to Kigali Marriott Hotel.
“Italian influence is everywhere – Italian food is considered a top cuisine in the world, many people emulate and are inspired by my country’s fashion, and even common law originates from Italy. In order to enjoy life, one needs to get out; for fun, relaxation, and food. This is la bella vita.” says Luca Voncini, chef of Kigali Marriott’s Cucina Restaurant.
The five-star hotel serves both original Italian dishes and signature a la carte options. “Cucina offers traditional Italian cuisine in a warm atmosphere, making it ideal for a nice meal out with your friends or family. From risottos to homemade pasta dishes to succulent carpaccio, we create fresh and flavorsome favorites that bring the heart of Italy to Kigali,” says Voncini.
For more than 30 years, Chef Voncini has been focused on his culinary career, working in different cities all over the world, pioneering several Italian restaurants, and partaking in many five-star hotel & resort openings in North America, Europe, Kazakhstan, Asia, North Africa, and the Middle East.
Voncini says the best of Marriott’s offers are in Cucina where the environment and delicacies are incomparable. Guests can enjoy a world-class main dishes accompanied by beautiful appetizers, desserts, salads, and much more.
“I invite Kigali residents and visitors to Cucina Restaurant to enjoy food and enjoy life! You are welcome to Kigali Marriott, to our Iriba and Terrace Bar, to Soko Restaurant, to Saray Spa, to everything we have to offer,” invites Voncini.
Kigali Marriott Hotel also offers a delectable Weekend Brunch and a range of Theme Nights which feature Indian, Asian, and African foods.
From Ladies Night to Happy Hour to Jazz Night to Shisha Night, guests can also find a fun-filled and lively atmosphere every evening at the hotel’s Iriba Bar and Terrace, with most evenings offering spectacular drinks specials.