Taste of France/Goût de France: with Tribute to Paul Bocuse and Spotlight on Nouvelle Aquitaine, March 21 2018 in 5 Participating Restaurants in Kenya

Taste of France/Goût de France, with Tribute to French Chef Paul Bocuse and Spotlight on Nouvelle Aquitaine wine –

Date: March 21, 2018
Venues: 5 Participating Outlets: 4 in Nairobi, namely; Mdalasini Restaurant, La Belle Restaurant, Tatu Restaurant, Pango Gourment Brasserie and 1 Participating Outlet in Nanyuki – Tusks Restaurant.

Find more information on the participating outlets, and contact details, here.


March 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Quinzaine de la Francophonie, Mar. 11-28 2018 @ the French Cultural Centre (Alliance Française), CUEA, Windsor Hotel

Dates: March 11-28, 2018
Venues: the French Cultural Centre (Alliance Française), CUEA, Windsor Hotel etc

The Quinzaine de la Francophonie, refers to two week of events that promote the French language and the Francophone cultures around the world.

In Kenya, the events run from Sunday March 11, 2018 to Wednesday March 28, 2018 and will include; pétanque tournaments, concerts, movie screenings and much more!

The culmination of these events will be on Sunday, March 25, 2018, during the Francophonie Day which will be celebrated at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa.

Join over 4 500 people, in Kenya, who attend the Francophonie Day each year – and participate in a day full of games, exhibitions, shows and much more.

All are welcome.

Find more information, here.

March 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm Leave a comment

Exhibition: New Art Works by Justus Kyalo, Mar. 4 – Apr. 15 2018 @ Red Hill Art Gallery

Washenzi wengi | 120 x 245 cm | Mixed Media on Aluminium | via the Gallery

| Justus Kyalo – Art Works |

Opening: Sunday, 4th March 2018
Venue: Red Hill Art Gallery
Time: from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm

Until: April 15, 2018

Exhibition of New Art Works by Justus Kyalo.

February 27, 2018 at 3:01 pm Leave a comment

The 2018 Barclays Kenya Open, March 22-25 2018 @ Muthaiga Golf Club

Dates: March 22-25, 2018
Venue: Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi
Day Pass: KES 500/- and Season Ticket KES 1,000/-

March 20, 2018 at 10:52 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Identity by Jesie Otumba and Kamau Ng’aari, Until Mar. 24 2018 @ BIEA Nairobi

Dates: Until March 24, 2018
Venue: BIEA Nairobi

March 20, 2018 at 10:45 am Leave a comment

A Taste of France, March 20-23 2018 at Heron Portico’s Mdalasini Restaurant

Chef Milos Ristic Outside Heron Portico Hotel Nairobi. | Photo: Robert Njathika

Goût de France is an annual international event that takes the taste of France to the world.
This year, it is taking place on March 21, and Mdalasini at Heron Portico is one of the 150 restaurants taking part in the event.

Heron Portico’s head chef, Milos Ristic, says that French cuisine is one of the richest in the world and dictates the standards across the globe.

“Some of the popular French dishes include the Crème Brulee, a dessert made with only four ingredients: eggs, cream, sugar and vanilla. And for a lot of people breakfast is not complete without a croissant,” Milos says.

To indulge you, the Mdalasini Gout de France menu comes with seven dishes for the dinner serving.

For Hors D’oeuvres, you get to the Salmon Tartare and Worm pear salad, which includes blue cheese, almond and honey dressing.

The entrée for the night will be the salade nicoise, a dish originating from the French city of Nice. While traditionally, it is made of tomatoes, eggs, Nicoise olives and anchovies, Milo’s version will feature fresh tuna, egg, lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

Before the main dishes, guests will be treated to a serving of strawberry sorbet, just as per the classical 7-course French dinner menu.

Guests will then get to choose from three main dishes, also called la plat principal: scallops, lamb chops and steak.

Lovers of seafood can select the scallops—pan-seared and accompanied with asparagus and pancetta.

The lamb chops come with a mixture of herbs, baby potato and Brussels sprouts while the flambé steak Diane is served with cauliflower mash and asparagus.
With the flambé steak Diane, guests will get to watch as it is prepared and flamed right before their eyes.

After the main dishes come the plateau de fromage (a selection of cheese). On the offer will be blue, camembert, feta, goat and cheddar cheese as well as fruits, spreads and breads.
To finish off the meal will be a choice of dessert from the dessert menu.

Every meal will come with a serving of wine specially provided for the event and sourced from various regions of French to give the guests the true taste of France.

Dates: March 21-23, 2018
Meal: Dinner
Time: 6-11pm
Cost: KES 3,950/- (exclusive of wines)
Venue: Mdalasini Restaurant, Heron Portico – Nairobi

For Reservations: Contact Phone number +254 731 988 834

Find more information, on Mdalasini and Chef Milos Ristic, here

By Nduta Waweru. (Video by Larry Asego Photography and Gilbert Nyangor.)

March 20, 2018 at 10:38 am Leave a comment

Exhibition: Mysterious Cetacean – Discover the Fascinating World of the Humpback Whales, Until Mar. 25 2018 @ Alliance Française

Dates: Until March 25, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française Nairobi

An interactive exhibition produced by the Biodiversity Programme of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC) with the support of the European Union and Région Réunion.

A chance to discover more about these spectacular sea mammals: history, anatomy, migration, feeding habits, myths… It aims to raise awareness on this migratory species that knows no borders and is a symbol of the health of our oceans.

These ocean giants can grow up to 18 metres and weigh 40 tonnes. They are known for their haunting and melodic songs and for breaching the water with amazing acrobatic abilities. Humpback whales migrate farther than any other mammal on Earth and can travel around 5,000 kms between their breeding and feeding grounds.

March 19, 2018 at 11:37 am Leave a comment

Screening and Panel Discussion: Vanishing Vultures – The Ugly Betty of the Wildlife World, Mar. 20 2018 @ Alliance Française

Date: March 20, 2018
Venue: Alliance Française
Time: 7 pm
Free Entry

The documentary ‘Vanishing Vultures’ (The Ugly Betty of the Wildlife World) produced with the support of the Aga Khan Graduate School of Media and Communication for its ‘Giving Nature a Voice’ project will be screened, followed by a discussion on ‘Endangered Species: Finding the Right Balance’.

Panelists include:
Dr. Munir Virani, Vice President and Global Director of Conservation Strategy, The Peregrine Fund
Dr. Jacqueline Uku, Africa President of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association and Senior Research Scientist at the Kenya Marine & Fisheries Research Institute
Mr. Eric Ole Reson, Coordinator, Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancy Association

Ms. Rupi Mangat, Editor of the Wildlife Clubs of Kenya magazine ‘Komba’, African trotter and writer

March 19, 2018 at 11:36 am Leave a comment

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler, Mar. 20-21 2018 @ Kenya National Theatre

The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

Dates: March 20-21, 2018
Venue: Kenya National Theatre, Harry Thuku Road, opposite The Fairmont Norfolk Hotel
Time: 7:00 pm
Tickets: Advance KES 3,500/- (available, here) and KES 5,000/- at the Gate

For info, call: +254 707 305365

In support of Come Together Widows and Orphans Organisation

The Vagina Monologues
An Obie Award-winning whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a vagina workshop participant, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and a feminist happy to have found a man who “liked to look at it.”

Twenty years ago, Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming).

Directed by Kaz and Produced by The Arts Canvas / Mumbi Kaigwa

March 16, 2018 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

Thursday Nite Live ft. Ambasa Mandela, Mar. 22 2018 @ J’s – Westlands

Date: March 22, 2018
Venue: J’s, Westlands
Time: 8-11 pm
No Cover Charge

March 16, 2018 at 9:16 am Leave a comment

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