When you think of 5 Star Dining, it is very rare that Uganda will come to your mind. But with economic growth and technological advancements, Kampala is gradually changing the definition of luxury dining and accommodation. One of the major key players is Skyz Hotel. A hotel that’s relatively new on the scene but one that has amassed great reviews already. Last week I was keen on finding out what was so amazing about this new place and honestly I was blown away.
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Skyz Hotel lives up to its name by situating itself on the highest hill in Kampala. It also boasts of having one of the few 5 Star Restaurants in Kampala called Chapter Two, which provides quite the dining experience. Chapter Two has a bright airy and luxurious feel to it. Because pictures do not do it any justice, you should go see the exquisite restaurant yourself.
At Chapter Two, they have a vibrant and colorful menu that made it hard for me to select what I wanted to eat (I wanted to sample everything!). You can order from a range of their perfectly crafted salads for a light but fulfilling meal or you can go all in for a full three course meal.
For starters, I ordered Thai sweet chilli soy chicken. It came with a very colorful mango salad. The chicken was tender and juicy and was perfectly seasoned. The sweet chili sauce helped bring all the flavors together really well. The salad was the perfect cool and sweetness with a hint of tang which complimented the chicken well. For the main meal, I ordered goat stew. It came with chapati and steaming hot rice. The goat meat was tender and flavorful. All this was washed down with a refreshing fruit juice cocktail.
I had the chance to sit down with the restaurant’s Sous Chef, Patrick. He explained that the menu is specifically crafted to cater to the hotel’s international client base. Most of the dishes on the menu are fusion which makes it interesting and definitely worth a try. Patrick, who was really fun to talk to, was generous enough to give us an exclusive kitchen tour.
Skyz Hotel has a fully functional kitchen with industrial grade equipment. The kitchen is divided into a hot kitchen; where all the hot food is prepared, a cold kitchen; where all cold food like salads are prepared and a pastry kitchen; where all the divine cakes and heavenly pastries are made. The kitchen has multiple cold rooms which are neatly sectioned to store meat, dairy, vegetables, fruits, and cooked food separately. All these the Sous Chef walked us through while explaining every big and small detail. The kitchen layout is functional enough to allow easy movement in and out. In addition to Patrick, all the kitchen staff were really nice and warm which was a fantastic way to end the tour.
I had never stepped in a restaurant kitchen before so this was a pleasant dream come true.
Visit Chapter Two to experience 5 Star dining at its finest.
They have Asian fusion night on Fridays at 100,000 per person.
They have brunch on Sundays at 70,000 per person.
And since today is Valentine’s Day, there is a special offer. It will involve couple’s dinner and music from prominent Ugandan Musicians. It is at 300,000. This would be a great way to pamper your loved ones.
You can also choose to have dinner, music, bedroom and breakfast for $200USD.
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