Themed food weeks in Kampala – Italy competes with Cuba


(Posted 21st February 2017)

As the 50th anniversary celebrations advance at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ti Cuban sounds which will form the background to a Cuban food week, unfolding as of tomorrow.
Kampala has of late become a hotspot of such activities with leading hotels competing with each other through ethnic food festivals and visiting chefs from renowned hotels and restaurants in Europe and beyond.
The latest on the list is the Cuban festival that will be hosted by Sheraton Kampala Hotel in partnership with the Cuban Embassy and sponsored by Turkish Airlines.

The one-week long festival will take place at Paradise Restaurant with lots of Cuban food choices, exotic Cuban cocktails, Havana rum, authentic Cuban cigars and off course entertainment from Cuban Band & baxmba waves and salsa dancers.

The festival officially starts on 22nd and will continue until the 26th of February.

The Cuban festival is the first of its kind in Uganda and I am proud to say Sheraton Kampala Hotel is the first hotel in Uganda to host the Cuban Festival and as a tradition we are always innovating and finding ways to serve our customers. The Cuban festival is to give our customers a different experience from the usual and thus want our customers to experience the Cuban culture right from the food to their music. The beauty about the Cubans they have an African touch in most of their living and this perfectly blends with us here‘ explained the General Manager of Sheraton Kampala Hotel Mr. Jean Philippe Bittencourt.

Sheraton Kampala hotel also recently announced its Golden Jubilee at Seven Hills (Rooftop) and the Cuban festival is an extension and one of the many festivals that have been lined up to celebrate the 50 years of creating great memories and these will be unveiled as the year progresses.

I encourage all our customers to come and celebrate with us the 50 years milestone through the different activities we shall have at the hotel just like this one. I also encourage all of us who have precious memories of Sheraton Kampala Hotel back in the years to share with us on all social media platforms using #SheratonMemories or they can physically bring their photos or videos here at Sheraton Kampala Hotel front desk and these will stand a chance to win awesome and memorable prizes from us‘ Jean Phillippe remarked in closing.

Meanwhile is ‘down the road‘ an Italian week in progress at the Kampala Serena Hotel, evidence that Uganda’s capital city is progressively emerging from the shadows of Nairobi where food and culinary offerings and variety has turned the Kenyan capital into a foodie destination in its own right.
Kampala may not as yet have the ethnic variety of Nairobi’s restaurants but the now annual Kampala Food Festival and the Kampala Restaurant Week have paved the way for more and more culinary events being staged.
For the rest of this week will Cuba compete with Italy but then, why not frequent both events and then share your experiences on social media with fellow Kampaleans.

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