BY MATHIAS RINGA
Kampala Serena Hotel in Uganda has officially unveiled the remodeled Pearl of Africa Restaurant to include a Champagne Bar.
The bar is a new addition to the hotel, which recently completed phase one of the on-going refurbishment themed “Excellence redefined”.
As a first of its kind in Uganda, the Champagne Bar will have the longest Champagne list across East Africa.
The lounge and bar exudes finesse, style and elegance, combined with personalised service, and perfectly curated to create a unique ambience for discerning travellers, who appreciate novelty.
Premium brands that form the vast selection of champagne list include Armand De Brignac, Laurent Perrier Brut Grand Siecle, Veuve Clicquot Brut, Pommery Brut Royal and Piper Heidseick Sublime.
Serena Hotels managing director, Mahmud Janmohamed, said: “The Champagne Bar brings a new experience to the seasoned traveller whether on business or leisure.
“It goes a long way to show our commitment in providing our guests with the best and most exclusive experience as possible.”
Visiting Michelin Star chef, Lucas Julien, from Auberge du Jeu Paume is headlining the unveiling that coincides with French Week.
Themed “EatDrinkBeFrench”, the week-long activities will bring French culinary adventure at the Pearl of Africa Restaurant where chef Lucas will serve up exquisite and tantalising menus.
This is an opportunity for the chef to use local Ugandan ingredients to recreate the very best of French cuisine.
Uganda’s only certified Sommelier, Celestine will be present to help guests with a myriad of champagne and wine options to suit the gastronomic experience.
“The opening of this outstanding bar is timely as food and wine is an intrinsic part of our culture. This will be great opportunity for attendees to get to learn more about French cuisine and celebrate the origins of champagne,” the Chef said.
The Champagne Bar is suitable for corporate and special events, sundowners and birthday parties.
It can accommodate up to 40 people and opens every Monday to Saturday from 3pm till late.
Over the past two years, Pearl of Africa Restaurant featured in the list of 3,000 restaurants worldwide participating in Goût de France (French Good Week).