What you need to know:
- Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant along Kijabe street, Nairobi held an event to celebrate its second birthday and top win at the World Luxury Restaurant Award 2021
- The irresistible lure of the white party is one guests could not pass up on and the seafood themed evening was nothing short of breathtaking
The eatery celebrated its second birthday and top win at the World Luxury Restaurant Award 2021
Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant along Kijabe street
Last week a sense of elegance permeated the entire Mawimbi Seafood Restaurant along Kijabe street, Nairobi at an invite-only all-white gala dinner. The irresistible lure of the white party is one guests could not pass up on and the seafood themed evening was nothing short of breathtaking as the Emcee, radio host Cess Mutungi ushered in the guests with her deep-gravy voice.
I was privileged to be among the invited guests that included Nairobi Governor Anne Kananu, former Nairobi women representative Rachel Shebesh, Marini Natural founder Mitchell Ntalami among other local celebrities.
It was an evening of extraordinary Canapes Menu especially prepared for the guests as the four star Restaurant celebrated its second birthday and its win at the World Luxury Restaurant Award 2021.
It was a fashion and seafood night. The chefs had lined up the biggest selection of seafood. My options were not limited to just lobster tail; it was a buffet with seafood options I had never heard off.
There was Cazuela Macchiato, a Colombian soup delicacy made of prawns, lobster and a red pepper nigiri on the sides. I took a sip and could not take a second one.
When the waiter Michael Moseti came back to clear the table, he accompanied himself with a tray of roasted oysters. Again, my palate acted up.
However, my taste buds were left impressed with the Creamy seafood Italian rice and the Cheese Empanadas that were served on seashells. The South American dish is made of grated garlic butter cooked matoke with cheese stashed inside.
Then there was Shashimi, a Japanese delicacy that is fresh raw fish sliced into thin pieces and often eaten with soy sauce. I decided to try the raw salmon, which the chef advised I dip in freshly prepared ginger soy. Ooh boy, I don’t remember swallowing it.
There was also sushi, which had a nice ring to it, but the kingfish roulade was the winner in the salad bar. The taste was familiar and perfectly salted.
Mary Tierra Skewers, which is a composition of beef, prawns calamari and sexy XO sauce was an absolute delight as well.
But my favourite part of the evening was the continuous soothing blues live music played by The Blues band. At the bar, I tried a number of cocktails. Love bite, which is made by shaking and straining Ice cubes, Galliano, Pineapple juice and tequila Blanco into a cocktail glass, leaves a refreshing after taste. Smash the bullet, a mixture of bourbon, lemon and mint was another cocktail that left me impressed. But for the night, Single Cess cocktail with Singleton single malt Scotch Whisky being the main ingredient made my evening.
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