Food lovers and weekend revellers now have a range of options to spice up their days, nights, and weekends, thanks to Kigali Marriott Hotel’s Weekend Brunch and Theme Nights.
The five-star hotel offers mouth-watering and flavoursome cuisines, served by a brigade of professional chefs endowed with experience from all corners of the world.
Awanish Joshi joined Kigali Marriott as the Executive Sous Chef four months ago after exploring various countries and tasting a great many culinary offerings for almost eight years.
“It’s time to introduce new flavours to Kigali. We’re showcasing a wide range of dishes from Asian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Western to African cuisine,” says Awanish.
In its Soko Restaurant, Kigali Marriott offers colourful Theme Nights on weekday evenings and a fun-filled Weekend Brunch to cap off the week.
Weekend Brunch dishes
Weekend brunches take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11.30am to 4.00pm. International dishes include:
• A live barbeque grill with a choice of seafood, meat, and poultry
• Live Asian noodles station
• Carving station
• A variety of pasta dishes
• A selection of international cheeses
• Homemade bread rolls and loaves
• A ‘Healthy Corner’ featuring a salad bar, compound salads, and antipasti
• An international breakfast counter that includes fresh fruits, cereals, flavored
yogurts, breakfast pastries, waffles, and pancakes
• A delicious dessert station with cakes, pastries, and other treats
• Ice cream station
The newest and most exciting addition to Kigali Marriott’s weekend brunch is its extravagant champagne option.
“We’re the first hotel in Kigali to offer a champagne brunch,” says Awanish, adding that all brunches carry with them free swimming pool access, giving families and groups of friends a great day out. Kids can also play in the newly opened bouncy castle to burn off that extra weekend energy.
Theme Nights features
Kigali citizens looking to spice up their week nights need look no further. The Kigali Marriott now offers three theme nights featuring amazing Indian, Asian, and African food.
Inspiring Indian Theme Night explores the authentic flavours of signature Indian dishes such as succulent Tandoori kebabs, fragrant biryanis, spicy curries, and Indian breads from an interactive open-plan kitchen.
“Don’t forget to complete your dinner with a sweet choice from our tasty Indian desserts selection,” Awanish observes.
Diners can choose from a host of main dishes that includes murgh makhni (butter chicken), mutton rogan josh (Indian mutton curry), Amritsari fish, biryani, mushroom jalfrezi, dal tadka, tandoori chicken, lamb kebab, fish tikka, among others.
Authentic Asian Theme Night boasts Far East delicacies for ones who love feasting on delicious Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Thai cuisine. Main dishes consist of sushi, dim sum, fresh seafood, salads, a carving station, as well as a selection of desserts with an Asian flair.
Appetizing African Theme Night proudly features traditional African food with authentic Rwandan and East African tastes under one roof in Soko Restaurant. Hungry guests can indulge in grilled meats (beef, goat, chicken, or fish), Rwandan goat stew, African beef stew, mchuzi wa samaki, chicken maffe, neboke, iainari, sambaza, isombe, chapatti, and more.
“We have many talented local chefs who ensure the food is top notch at our African Theme Night. Our Chef Innocent takes the lead on our Rwandan cuisine, bringing an authentic touch” says Awanish.
When it comes to food at the Kigali Marriott, guests are spoiled for culinary choices that extend beyond the buffet. Soko Restaurant also offers signature a la carte options. Diners looking for a more intimate option can visit Cucina Restaurant which serves the best authentic Italian cuisine in Kigali.
Having opened its doors in Kigali City centre last year, the five-star Kigali Marriott Hotel is a subsidiary of Marriott International which is present in over 110 countries with more than 6,000 hotels globally.