In the run up to the Easter season and long weekend holiday, many of us will take the opportunity to plan an escape from the hustle and bustle of work in order to spend some quality time with our loved ones. Some will escape to the coast or one of our gorgeous national parks; others, like me, look forward to a relaxing stay-cation. In this issue, we celebrate the season by sharing ways to enjoy food and drink with the family.
This month’s main feature explores some of our favourite family friendly restaurants in Nairobi. These restaurants provide the essentials for keeping kids happy – whether beautiful outdoor spaces to run around, the now ubiquitous jumping castle, or even games on iPads for the increasingly digitized generation. If you feel like celebrating the perfect Easter indoors, our resident celebrity Chef Amanda of Amanda’s kitchen will walk you through the making of a delicious platter of deviled eggs and lamb shank.
It’s all about Karen in this month’s restaurant review and chef profile. Resident foodie, Susan Wong introduces our readers to J’s Fresh Bar & Kitchen, one of Nairobi’s only authentic gastropubs offering delightfully fresh, flavourful food, killer cocktails, and great music. Chef Anthony, the creative genius behind Que Pasa’s unique offerings, shares tips and tricks from his kitchen, including is favourite ingredient – honey. Our Wine Chick and Man About Town retell amusing stories fuelled by wine and whisky, and Charity Keita, our resident foodie, reflects on her days of social competitive cooking.
This season also represents new growth for our beloved Yummy Card program. We’re gearing up to announce the additions of several new restaurants to the program, offering great discounts and experiences. The card, which is FREE for a limited time, already gives you access to discounts of up to 50% at Nairobi’s coolest restaurants. More info at eatout.co.ke/yummycard.
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