The sessions take place at the Cucina Restaurant, where the five-star hotel serves both original Italian dishes and signature à la carte options.
“Italy is known for its food, arts, and wine, and at Kigali Marriott, we’ve brought all these fantastic things together in Picasso nights. The idea is to have a place where guests can walk around easels, and paint while waiting for their food to be served. We just hope to bring the best of Italy to Kigali!” says Alyson Hayes, Assistant Director of Food and Beverage at Kigali Marriott Hotel.
With a growing number of hotels, bars and restaurants serving up “learning experiences” along with their happy hour fare, Kigali Marriott Hotel decided to indulge guests through the ’Picasso Nights’.
“I invite everyone to participate because there is no judging, it is just enjoying the evening and delighting your senses. As you are using your creative sense, your touch, your feel with having your tastes spoiled by our chefs, I promise you there is no better way to treat yourself,” invites Hayes.
While sipping wine and other beverages, participants are walked through the process of producing a work of art by an Instructor.
"This isn’t your typical paint class, this is a paint party; A night out doesn’t have to mean standing around in a crowded bar; you can have your fun painting while sipping on a drink, eating or just having some time out with your friends, " says Artist Rigobert Uwiduhaye, an artist/instructor who guided guests at the Picasso night.
Uwiduhaye observed that the sessions are incredibly stimulating — and more importantly, fun. Never before had he tapped into his penchant for art in this way.
"I get to help guests at Kigali Marriott have an affordable night out, and I’m so happy I can help people enjoy their leisure time out with their friends," added Uwiduhaye.
Those who attended the event did their own painting, following the example of the instructor.
Kigali Marriott Hotel also offers a delectable weekend brunch and a range of Theme Nights which feature Indian, Asian, and African foods at the Soko Restaurant.
From Mojito Madness to Ladies Night to Variety nights, guests can also find a fun-filled and lively atmosphere at the hotel’s Iriba Bar and Terrace, with most evenings offering spectacular drinks specials.