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3 Kenyan Restaurants POTUS Should Patronize

July 26, 2015

Considering President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, we created a list of three splendid eateries we hope the hopefully squeeze into his schedule. These hot restaurants in Nairobi and neighboring Ukunda that will leave every newcomer’s taste buds longing for more!

The Brew Bistro and Lounge, Nairobi

Brew Bistro

If you are searching for something reminiscent of the United States, The Brew Bistro and Lounge in Nairobi has top-notch burgers, steaks, cakes, wines, and authentically crafted beer. Tease your taste buds by starting with the Beer Cheese Fondue, a soup comprising flavorful melted cheeses with the restaurant’s original Simpils premium lager served in a bread bowl. The wide-ranging list of meats are brought from Kenya’s Morendat farm. Cuts include lamb chops, sirloin, chateaubriand, filet mignon, jumbo prawn skewers and much more.  You can even finish the night with some New York Style Cheesecake.

Ali Barbour’s Cave, Ukunda

Ali Barbour

Ali Barbour’s cave restaurant in Ukunda is the hidden gem you look for to during your stay in Kenya. If the politics have you feeling cold, enjoy a warm appetizer that consists of sliced mushroom cooked in white wine and Provençale herbs, served with toast. For those who want to get straight to grubbing, the Beef Fillet Stroganoff is superb, with thinly sliced beef fillet accompanied by red wine, mushroom, gherkin, and mustard sauce. Ali Barbour’s cave setting has placed it on a list of the 50 most spectacular restaurants in the world, and it draws a crowd, so bring the full party over after a tiresome day of conference meetings!

Seven Grill and Lounge, Nairobi 

Seven Grill

Seven Grill and Lounge is easy to overlook since it is slyly located in the Village Market above the food court. One of the city’s finest steakhouses, Seven Grill and Lounge offers clean-cut meat that will leave your umami senses beyond gratified. Try the marinated thick-cut lamb steak rubbed with rosemary and roasted garlic and grilled to flawlessness. End the day right with the Sticky Pineapple & Golden Syrup Pudding alongside the Key Lime Pie. The distinct arrangement of wine and art complements the spectacular experience you’re destined to appreciate!

We know these stop probably won’t make it on the official schedule, but it would be amazing if he stopped by. Either way, Kenya is filled with presidential pride.

Written by: Nelson Chavez

Edited by: Jessica Johnson

 

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