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Nairobi Serena Hotel Launch New Pan-Asian RestaurantBy Sharon Kibwage, Serena Hotels
Nairobi Serena Hotel is bringing a taste of Asia to the heart of the city with its new Pan-Asian restaurant- Herbs & Spices. The restaurant will go by the name ‘H&S’ and is located on the ground floor of the newly refurbished northern wing of the hotel and will be the fourth dining outlet at Nairobi Serena Hotel.
H&S will serve a diverse all day dining menu influenced by Pan-Asian cultures across the world providing guests with expertly crafted cuisine that will be taking them on a culinary journey through South East Asia. Distinct cooking techniques and ingredients will be used to bring out the rich flavours of the dishes with speciality ingredients.
The overall design scheme is contemporary yet simplistic with the interiors featuring natural colour palettes and rustic wooden finish while the furniture is functional and comfortable to create a cosy feel. The centrepiece of the restaurant features a mural wall composition of sundry herbs and spices reminiscent of various Asia sub continents of origin. With 68 covers, the restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating options; the outdoor seating has a retractable canopy to shelter diners in case of harsh weather conditions.
The menu has been skilfully curated by Chef de Cuisine, Chef Wayan based in Islamabad Serena Hotel, Wild Rice, Pan-Asian Restaurant working closely with Chef Jackson to see to its implementation. The fusion of Japanese, Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean dishes will feature on the menu and will include traditional composition of flavours.
Japanese Whiskies, Craft Gin as well as a variety of cocktails will be available at the H&S bar strategically poised at the terrace of the restaurant. Mellow background music will be played as guests dine to create a relaxed ambience subtle enough not to distract them from the food itself. Excellent service and hospitality is expected to be part of the gastronomic experience at H&S similar to the standards upheld at all Serena Hotels entities.
H&S intends to appeal to urbane young professionals, business and leisure guests looking for a thematic dining experience in Nairobi. It opens every day except Mondays, between 11:00am to midnight starting with lunch running through to dinner service.