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Best of Belgium with Chef Olivier Bruckner & Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud, Feb. 17-20 2016 @ Nairobi Serena

Best of Belgium with Chef Olivier Bruckner & Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud
Serena Hotels and The Belgian Embassy in Nairobi is proud to present to you talented Belgian Chef Olivier Bruckner, and renowned Belgian chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud.

Belgium Dinner with Chef Olivier Bruckner
Dates: February 17-20, 2016
Venue: the Mandhari Restaurant, Nairobi Serena Hotel
Time: daily from 7pm

To book your table, contact: and/or 020 282 24 57.

Chocolate Workshop with Chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud
Dates: February 19-20, 2016
Venue: Nairobi Serena Hotel
Contacts: and/or 020 282 24 57

February 9, 2016 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

1st Belgian Week in Nairobi ft. Jef Neve Trio, Feb. 17-21 2016 @ Various Locations in Nairobi

Belgium Week Feb. 2016
The Belgian Embassy in Nairobi is proud to present to Nairobi, in the week of February 17 to 21, the talented Belgian chef Olivier Bruckner, renowned Belgian chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud and the famous Belgian Jazz band Jef Neve Trio.

Dates: February 17-21, 2016
Venue: Various Locations in Nairobi

More information, on specific events, can be found on their Facebook page

February 8, 2016 at 11:24 am Leave a comment

Food: Chocolate Festival led by Chef Anton Gasnier, Feb. 12-14 2016 @ dusitD2 Nairobi

Valentines at DusitD2
Dates: February 12-14, 2016
Venue: dusitD2 Nairobi

The chocolate festival will be a first of its kind. It will run for 3 days from 12th, 13th and 14th February. There will be over 50 kinds of chocolate. Entry will be 850/- standard price per person per day even for children. There won’t be classes on the day- maybe later but people can take away a recipe. Reason for doing it was to introduce quality to the market and a chocolate experience.

Person heading this is Chef Anton Gasnier.- the Executive Chef at dusitD2 Nairobi. Chef Anton attended the Cacao-burry Academy in Dubai.

During the three days there will also be Spa and Restaurant Specials. Spa will be a chocolate treatment. Soko restaurant will have a four course menu at Ksh. 4,500pp but comes with one free entry to the chocolate festival worth Ksh. 850/-

February 8, 2016 at 10:35 am Leave a comment

Belgian Week, Feb. 17-21 2016 @ Serena Hotel and Kasarani Grounds

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The Embassy of Belgium will organise the first Belgian week in Nairobi from February 17 to February 21.

What would you think of if people ask you about Belgium? Right, its famous chocolates, its fine cuisine and its varied music scene. During the Belgian week in Nairobi these three aspects in which Belgium excels will be presented to the Nairobi public by the arrival of the talented Belgian chef Olivier Bruckner (L’Olivier, Namur), the renowned Belgian chocolatier (Chocolates Gerbaud, Brussels) and last but not least, the best Belgian jazz band Jef Neve Trio.

A taste of Belgium in Nairobi Serena Hotel

Belgium is a food-obsessed country. Belgians are a people who love their local products and are proud of their regional specialties. Belgium is not only about chocolate, beer and Brussels sprouts and we aim to bring a Belgian culinary experience to Nairobi. In cooperation with Nairobi Serena Hotel, Belgian chef Olivier Bruckner will present you a Belgian fine cuisine dinner from 17 to 19 February. The Belgian chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud will organise some workshops at the hotel.

Do not hesitate and contact Nairobi Serena Hotel to book with friends and family your table to enjoy the best of Belgian cuisine: and 020 282 24 57.


For the third consecutive year, the Embassy is a partner of the Safaricom International Jazz Festival. This year, the renowned Jef Neve will defend the Belgian colours at the festival which takes place on Sunday February 21 at the Kasarani Grounds in Nairobi.

During the festival, chocolatier Laurent Gerbaud will organise different workshops about chocolate tasting and chocolate making. Be sure to come to the Belgian tent at the festival site and subscribe to these free workshops. Kindly note there is only limited capacity.

For more information on the Belgian week in Nairobi keep an eye on this facebook page








January 29, 2016 at 10:29 am Leave a comment

Nairobi Restaurant Week 2016, Jan. 28 – Feb. 7 2016 @ Sarova Stanley & Sarova Panafric

NRW 2016 Sarova Hotels Nairobi
Dates: January 28 – February 7, 2016
Venues: Participating Outlets; Thorn Tree Café – Sarova Stanley & Flame Tree Restaurant – Sarova Panafric
Costs: KES 1,800 – 2,500

January 25, 2016 at 1:20 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Lamu Festival Calendar for the Year 2016 @ Lamu Archipelago – Lamu County

Visit Lamu 2016
Lamu Festival Calendar for the Year 2016
Venue: Lamu Archipelago, Lamu County

Festival and Dates
Art Festival – February 12-14, 2016
Yoga Festival – March 2-6, 2016
Food Expo and Festival – April 14-16, 2016
Lamu Cultural Festival – November 10-13, 2016

Visiting Lamu for the first time? Read Nairobinow‘s travel write-up. Seven Days in Lamu Archipelago, Lamu County

January 21, 2016 at 12:15 pm Leave a comment

Nairobi Restaurant Week 2016, Jan. 28 – Feb. 7 2016 @ Participating Outlets

NRW 2016
Dates: January 28 – February 7, 2016
Venues: Participating Outlets
Costs: KES 1,500 – 2,500

Nairobi’s finest restaurants will be designing special 3 course menus for KES 1500 / KES 2500 depending on the establishment. 2 course lunch menus will also be on offer at most restaurants at Ksh 1000 / Ksh 1800.

This year’s menus will be specially paired with wines from Nederburg, South Africa.

For more information, visit

January 7, 2016 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

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