In a recent survey carried out by Eatout, we asked 10 restaurants whether they serve Kariba Crayfish on their menu. The result... a mere 30% said they do. When asked why not, one restaurant owner had tried it once and it didn't prove popular, whilst another mentioned that its not their personal favourite.
As described in the recent article, the crayfish are prolific breeders - so why are restaurants not turning to 'local seafood' as an alternative source? Creativity on a menu is vital in keeping diners impressed and interested. Perhaps educating restaurant chefs and staff is a good place to start, and since the crayfish is a fairly 'new' local product, introduce it to culinary schools and colleges.
Crayfish may be a foreign food to students but educating them will be a great start. Perhaps it is an acquired taste for some, but nevertheless if they are prepared correctly, they can no doubt compete with lobsters and prawns from across the border.
Chef Steve Hyde, who heads Emmanuel’s Restaurant (at The Bronte Hotel) has an amazing menu on offer this Christmas. The cuisine at Emmanuels focuses on the use of fresh, local and wild ingredients. They feature the best in fine dining, quality wines and impeccable service. Enjoy some of the best dishes in Harare in an elegant and relaxing setting. The cost for this years lunch is $56 per person and bookings are essential.
This is what awaits your tastebuds on Christmas Day :
Complimentary drink on arrival, which is then followed by a choice of 4 starters :
Honey roasted pumpkin soup - garnished with potato dunplings and croutons
Duo of Galia and Honeydew Melon - served with champagne and strawberry sorbet
Tian of Kariba Crayfish and Smoked Salmon - basil creme fraiche and lemon zest bread
Pressed Game Terrine - served with light salad, cranberry and orange compote
Harare Restaurant Week has so far been absolutely awesome. From Emmanuel’s, to 360 Degrees tomorrow to Picobello’s Friday and Millers Cafe Saturday, I fully intend to savour this experience over these seven days.
The Eatout Team and our official sponsor, Delta Beverages are excited to host the Eatout Restaurant Week running from 18 to 26 May 2012. We are also happy to announce our official media partner which will be The Financial Gazette.
This Easter the family will all get together. We want to prevent you from loading up your cars and driving to your chosen restaurant and alas, finding it closed! So Eatout has compiled a list of who is open this Easter weekend for your to enjoy your breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Those of us addicted to DSTV’s Lifestyle Channel have done a lot of metaphorical Fine Dining. We know all about portion size and presentation, blending of flavours, the search for perfect and fresh ingredients, meticulous attention to detail and flawless service. And in Harare we are fortunate now to have several restaurants that justify that lofty title - Emmanuel’s being the newest.
Now that we are in February, love is in the air and our minds are set on the big day, St Valentine’s Day. If you are in the honeymoon stage of a new relationship, then this is a day you are definitely looking forward to. Regardless of what stage your relationship is in, chances are you will recognize and celebrate this very special day set aside for those in love.
5 Course Meal
$48.00 per person
Amuse Bouche served with complimentary champagne cocktail
“Head over heels”
Smoked Salmon Ice Cream
Served in a coriander and lemon tuille,
& beetroot jelly
As always, Eatout is at your service. This year, as with last year, the Eatout Call Centre will be open during the entire festive season to take your bookings. We will be able to tell you which restaurants can take your bookings and any that may already be fully booked.
VALID FOR THE WEEK 5 DECEMBER – 11 DECEMBER 2011
2 course lunch special $14
Starter : Crumbed mushrooms or crispy peri peri chicken wings
Main : Spicy Beef Curry or Marinated chicken strips or Chickpea felafels
All main meals are served with a starch and vegetables in season