Seafood Extravaganza draws crowds to the Sheraton


(Posted 11th August 2013)

The periodic food events in Kampala, organized by leading hotels who often bring in acclaimed international chefs from sister hotels or from hotel organizations like The Leading Hotels of the World, are always enthusiastically received by the foodies of Uganda’s capital. Yes, foodies, that sort of gourmets and connoisseurs has evolved in Kampala over the years and they take to food events like fish to the water. The location last week switched to the Sheraton Kampala Hotel where the chef had a range of ingredients, including seafood galore, flown in from Dubai and then prepared a feast for aficionados few who got a table will forget.

Plenty of ‘go shows’ were turned away it was learned and even a second sitting was apparently not enough to meet the demand, prompting the Director of Sales and Marketing of the hotel, James Rattos, to say:’ It was really fantastic, we had a really good crowd that was enjoying the wide spread variety of Seafood that the Chef had on offer. We actually turned away so many guests that had no reservations while others opted to wait until perhaps a seat fell vacant. On offer for the guests were king prawns, queen prawns, grilled lobster, Calamari, Crab, King Fish, Red Snapper and so much more. The guests were so happy with the spread and quality of the food that they kept asking for us to do it again’ and that is exactly what the Sheraton is planning to do in coming weeks.

Perhaps this will become a more regular feature, alongside the very popular Friday evening ‘Mediterranean Night’ which draws large crowds to the Sheraton every week, with live music of course and during the dry season partly outdoors toenjoy the warm Kampala evenings the city is so famous for. Food anyone ??? Be sure to watch this space to find out exactly where the next goodies are served.

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