Enjoy all-Kenyan buffet at the Delamere Terrace
Posted Thursday, August 2 2012 at 16:54
Fairmont the Norfolk has been known to delight its guests with glamour that is reminiscent of English royalty.
Well, that is quite fitting considering it was built in the early 1900s when Kenya was still a colony of Britain.
Despite that, it has kept pace with the times and offers quiet, elegant comfort and sumptuous cuisine in the two restaurants that it has established.
At the Lord Delamere’s Terrace, they serve a cosmopolitan à la carte menu (including continental, Chinese, Italian and Asian) as well as beverages, spirits and cocktails.
But what is particularly interesting is their Kenyan-themed buffet served every Wednesday.
Considering the type of guests that the hotel hosts, having an all familiar Kenyan food is a refreshing change from the continental cuisine that it is well known for.
I was pleasantly surprised to find matumbo and good old-fashioned mukimo and sukuma wiki. There’s an interesting array of salads.
Next is the buffet with an impressive number of Kenyan dishes; from the rich beef stew and ugali to lightly seasoned fish to chunky pieces of chicken that just fall off the bone.
The winner, however, was their mbuzi choma (roasted goat) so tender that you don’t even need your knife to cut through it.
This dish is well prepared; the serving itself is enough to fill your whole plate. We were later informed that the meats are well-marinated to maintain the delicious taste.