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Khyber Pass Restaurant Goes Indian With This Christmas Menu

The festive season is a period of adventure and a period specifically associated with eating good food and experimenting with drinks. And for the lovers of fine food, Indian foods are a good trial.

Khyber Pass Restaurant, located in the heart of Uganda’s capital, at Speke Hotel, Plot 7-9 Nile Avenue, Kampala, has a specially made Indian menu made for their clients this Christmas season.

And for a change and love of discovering new foods, make a date with Khyber Pass Restaurant and venture into the amazing Indian land of spice on 25th December.

Khyber Pass Christmas Menu consists of the Chicken Ki Bharmaar for Shs60, 000, Seafood Platter for Shs90, 000, Goat Meat Platter for Shs50, 000, Vegetable Platter for SHs35, 000 and Khyber Pass Family Platter (for three) at Shs100, 000.

The Chicken Ki Bharmaar will have chicken tikka, banjara kebab, malai kebab, chicken seekh kebab, and chicken wings; the Seafood Platter will have prawns tikka, zringa hariyali, fish tikka, nimbu machli tikka and fish hariyali tikka while Goat Meat Platter will have peshawari kebab, mutton seekh kebab, mutton kalimiri and mutton achari kebab.

The vegetable platter will have panner tikka, vegetable seekh kebab, tandoori mushroom, bharula abo, and tandoori gobi. The Khyber Pass Family Platter will have chicken, seafood, goat meat, paneer and vegetables.

The restaurant however in a way of warning indicates that all food items will be marinated with Indian spices.

Khyber Pass Restaurant is on the three restaurants and bar at Speke Hotel, the first and oldest hotel in Uganda, built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s. The other restaurants are an Italian restaurant, Continental restaurant, and Rock Bar & Grill.

The restaurants at the Speke Hotel have tasty, freshly cooked food served in a relaxed atmosphere that will give you the best restaurant experience in Kampala. Be sure you will be dining at good value for your money.

This unique restaurant gets its name from the Khyber Pass Mountain in Western Asia. The story of the Khyber Pass is composed of much color and romance, such tragedy and glory makes Frontier Cuisine look stranger than fiction. 

Forest Cottages To Treat Guests To Christmas Burger Fete

So much can happen on Christmas day that little time is left for the family to prepare decent and unique meals to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. In such a case, the option of having a family day for a Christmas lunch or dinner comes in handy.

Well aware of this, Forest Cottages in Bukoto has lined up a unique menu made of burgers. The Christmas Burgers by the Pool has been designed to let guests’ taste buds jingle.

According to the hotel management, the burgers (meat, chicken, vegeables) will be served in an exquisite Christmas settings around by the poolside. This will l only cost Shs50, 000 for adults and Shs40, 000 for kids.

The Christmas Burgers by the Pool is one of the many activities the hotel has lined up this festive season. Customers will be treated to numerous discounts on accommodation, food and beverages.

Forest Cottages, located at Plot. 17/18, Naguru Hill, Old Kira Road, Bukoto, Kampala, one of the many hotels owned by the Ruparelia Group, is a remarkable hotel offering comfort, personalized service and the unique character of facilities that are purely African and of a safari style. Forest Cottages is set in a serene, African forest environment.

At the hotel, you get to feel the touch of nature in a comfortable and unique environment. The selectively planted smaller trees, bushes, shrubs and flowers make Forest Cottages an inspiring destination for nature lovers and eco tourists alike.

The artistic hotel provides a small sanctuary for forest wildlife such as colored turacoes, hornbills, and an additional 20 bird species. The secluded hotel offers peace and quietness in a natural green setting or the excitement of waking up to humming birds. All this beauty is topped up friendly and courteous and professional staff members.

A safari lodge style cottage accommodation in the heart of Kampala city, with individually designed luxurious cottages offering a relaxing and soothing experience. All the cottages are furnished with locally handmade furniture, and equipped with self-catering facilities with all essential amenities to ensure your comfort during your stay. 

Comedy Returns To Speke Hotel’s Rock Bar With Laugh Factory

Speke Hotel has announced that they will be hosting a comedy show on 21st December at its Rock Bar in a pre-Christmas party dubbed laugh factory.

Among the comedians lined up for the show are Madrat and Chico and Reign and Malauna among other celebrated funny men and women in the Ugandan comedy industry.

Entrance to the laugh factory standup comedy show will only be Shs10, 000.

Speke Hotel was until recently home to one of the topmost revered comedy nights in Kampala called Rock Comedy. It was canceled with little explanation given by management.

The laugh factory show is one of the activities, Speke Hotel is offering to their guests this festive season.

On Christmas Day, the hotel is making it a pizza Christmas. Guests will be able to get a medium size pizza for free if they buy one large pizza at only Shs40, 000.

And the days leading to Christmas, the hotel’s main bar, Rock Bar has lined up a series of uptown theme nights to keep the party popping in Kampala. 

Speke Hotel Goes For Pizza This Christmas

While pizza remains an exotic food for many Ugandans, the middle-class locals have fast picked it up and made it their favorite delicacy.

Numerous pizza-themed eateries have opened up shop on various Kampala streets and they attract a noticeable crowd. But even with this development, pizza still remains a luxurious food.

And this Christmas, Speke Hotel, Plot 7-9, Nile Avenue, Kampala, has a special offer for pizza eaters and those ones who want to change their Christmas day meal from the usual. 

Speke Hotel has announced that revelers who will buy one large pizza at only Shs40, 000 will be able to get a complimentary medium size pizza. This offer provides an opportunity for a family to go out and have a ‘pizza Christmas’.

Speke Hotel, a member of the Speke Group of Hotels is one of Kampala's oldest hotels, located in the heart of the Kampala Business Centre has  three Restaurants and a Bar: Pizzeria – The Italian Cuisine, Khyber Pass – The Indian Cuisine, Rock Café – The Continental Cuisine and Rock Bar – The Cocktail Bar.

And on Christmas Day, revelers will have tomato mozzarella or fresh clear garden peas soup as a starter ahead of the heavy meal consisting of either grilled highland filet mignon or skewed grilled chicken or Christmas pizzeria pizza.

You can wash down this saucy meal with something sweet, a banana fritter garnished with strawberry sauce or Christmas roll topped with custard cream

Fresh Kid Tops Class At Kampala Parents School

Fresh Kid, real name Patrick Ssenhonjo, is a gifted kid. What he does perfectly with the mic when rapping, he does well with the pen when writing his school exercises, tests, and exams.

A leaked end of third term report shows that the youngest known celebrity rapper was number one out of 52 other pupils in his Primary Two class at Kampala Parents School.

Upon exciting the country with his rapping skills and music, Fresh Kid earned himself a scholarship from the Ruparelia Foundation to study at Kampala Parents School until he finishes primary school.

And the youngster is not letting those who believed in him by putting some effort in his academics. He was promoted to Primary Three next academic year.

“As I promised, this is my final report card for the third term,” he said in a shared social media post with a photo of the report attached.

He thanked Mr Rajiv Ruparelia, Rupaleria foundation, KPS staff, his class teachers and all those people who are always there for his studies and music as well. “May the almighty God bless you, people, abundantly,” he added.

Fresh Kid scored distinction on in each of the four subjects - English (98%), Literacy 1A (98), Literacy 1B (98%) and Numbers (94) with teachers remarking that the results were satisfying. In other subjects, Fresh Kid scored As in Literacy II, News, Music & Movement, P.E & Games Luganda and Bs in Free Activity, Health Education, Reading, Art & Craft and C in Spoken English.

His Class Teacher Jesca Nakaya in her remarks said Fresh Kid is a diligent learner who grasps news concepts with ease while Teo Kaguma, the head of infants encouraged Fresh Kid to strive higher.


Ruparelia Foundation To Build Sanitary Toilets In Kamwokya

The Ruparelia Foundation will this weekend commence construction of sanitation facilities in Kamwokya, a city suburb as promised earlier on June 20, 2019, at Kabira Country Club during the launch of the recently concluded Royal Ascot Goat Races.

Rajiv Ruparelia, the Ruparelia Foundation, said they would use proceeds from the Goat Races to construct sanitary toilets at Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya. And now the ceremony construction of these is set for Friday, December 6, 2019, starting at 10:00 am.

“The Goat Races are more than just another event in Uganda, it’s a place where people can come and network and mix along with business, pleasure and have a fun humorous time with good food and drinks all day long,” Rajiv said in June ahead of the Goat Races which took place on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Speke Resort Munyonyo. 

Rajiv said the cause is aimed at improving the sanitation in the slums of Kampala. They will be undertaking an Eco Brick CSR project to build toilets aimed at improving sanitation at the Good Samaritan High School in Kamwokya.


Photojournalist Demands Shs400m Copyright Compensation From Vision Group

The lawyers of Daily Monitor photojournalist Alex Esagala have written to Vision Group demanding copyright infringement compensation worth Shs400m after the Robert Kabushga media group used his award-winning photo in Bukedde Newspaper without getting permission.

In the notice of intention to sue written to Vision Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Robert Kabushenga dated on 26th of November 2019, Alex Esagala, through his lawyers of Kaggwa and Kaggwa Advocates, is also demanding for an apology from the media firm and cash compensation or else he sues them.

“On 25th November 2019, a photograph that was taken by our client appeared in Bukedde Newspaper. The said photograph was taken on 16th April 2018 and in fact, won an award in the Uganda Press Photo award. Your actions of publishing the same without our client’s consent amounts to a copyright infringement contrary to the Copyright and Neighboring Rights Act, 2006,” reads the complaint.

According to the complaint, Esagala is demanding for usage fees and damages of Shs400 million due to the great risk he took while taking the said picture and skill while executing the same.

“Take notice, therefore, that should you fail to pay the above-mentioned sums together with 10% of the said sum as lawyers’ fees within seven days from the date of receipt of this letter, our instructions are to sue you,” Quote’s the complaint.

Students Encouraged To Drop Lifestyles That Can Affect Their Studies

Students at Victoria University have been challenged to avoid any form of reckless lifestyle as this might ruin their future.

According to the university vice-chancellor, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Krishna N. Sharma, students need to remain focused on studies because they can always catch up with life’s luxuries.

The Associate Professor made the counsel during the university vice-chancellors dinner which was recently held at Saffron Beach Motel in Entebbe.

Victoria University organizes the vice chancellor’s dinner to celebrate achievements made by students largely in the field of academics and other aspects like sport and music.

“Have good attitudes, be focused and determined to achieve your lifetime dream of success and aim for the top spot,” counseled Sharma.

Over 30 students made it to the vice Chancellor’s list of academic giants that were treated to a free fun-filled speedboat cruise on L. Victoria from waterfront beach to the equator line 18kms away.

Upon return, they were awarded certificates of appreciation and finally descended on a strategic food and drinks mix binge before driving back to Kampala.


Speke Resort To Once Again Treat Guests To Around The World Christmas Lunch Buffet

Christmas Day, celebrated globally on 25th December of each year, at Speke Resort Munyonyo is about enjoying local and exotic food as the world celebrates the birth of the most iconic personality in the history of mankind – Jesus Christ – the pillar of Christian faith.

And like it has been in recent years, the five-star hotel will treat its customers the sumptuous Around the World Christmas Lunch Buffet at Speke Resort Poolside. The lunch will cost only Shs175, 000 for adults and 75, 000 for children under 14 years comes with a complimentary glass of festive bubbly wine.

The hotel chefs, have in that respect assembled a mouthwatering Christmas menu which will leave revelers spoilt for choice and feeling their money’s worse as they munch on a variety of foody delicacies.

On the menu will be the starters which include the garden salads, compound salads, cold cuts, condiments, dips, bread and soups that will be served before the main dishes and desserts.

The garden salad include mixed lettuce, arugula, broccoli, cauliflower, tomato wedges, carrots, cucumber, Brussels sprouts, pickled onions, mango pineapple salsa, beetroots, avocado slice, snow peas and beans, sprout with peppers, mixed beans, cherry tomatoes, sweet corn, artichokes, red cabbages, grilled vegetables and red reddish while compound salads will include the tradition greek salad, raw mango salad, Thai papaya salad and Russian salad.

The cold cuts have a cheese platter, meat platter, and seafood platter while condiments boost of gherkins, capers, green/black olives, jalapeno chilies, green chili, sun-dried tomato, roasted nuts, herbs, and garlic croutons.

The dips have roasted garlic, fresh herbs, chili and plain olive oil, cocktail, garlic mayonnaise, tartar, red wine vinaigrette, white wine vinaigrette, balsamic, malt vinegar, honey mustard, lemon juice, baba ganoush, humus, guacamole, caesar, roasted tomato & chili salsa, and sweet chili dip.

The breads have house-made assorted whole breads, focaccia, multigrain and cheese, and flavored rolls. The soups will include cream of butternut flavored with white wine and herbs, vegetable broth with fresh basil breadsticks, white soft and brown bread rolls.

The main dishes will be served in what they have described as ‘live stations’, categorized live carving stations, live BBQ grills, live street Indian, live Pasta, live naani bread, and hot buffet.

The live carving stations will have roasted whole turkey flavored with garden herbs, cranberry sauce & gravy roasted suckling pig with Robert sauce, slow-roasted lamb leg mint sauce, honey glazed gammon ham.

The live BBQ grills station will have cajun chicken & beef brochettes, charcoal-grilled pork chops & ribs, skinned Nile perch filler, English style fried Tilapia fillet & chips, sliders of lamb & chicken, sausages with mini rolls.

The live street Indian station will have masala dosa, utapa, idly, sambhar, coconut chutney, pav bhaji, mixed bajia, batata vada, masala papad & vegetable samosa while live Pasta will have penne, fusilli, spaghetti & macaroni - assorted condiments & tomatoes basil, balognaise, creamy cheese, pesto

The hot buffet will have braised osso bocco with red wine & mushrooms, shepherds pies, baby carrots, French beans, spinach, Brussels Sprouts, steamed basmati rice, biryani rice & raita, roast Parisian potatoes with fresh herbs, steamed matooke, groundnut sauce, cottage cheese & peas masala, pigs in blanker, stuffing & onion gravy.

Guests will then crown the food experience with an array of dessert options including the live Christmas cookies with toppings (kids corners), Christmas chocolate, Christmas plum pudding, mixed nut mint pie, Christmas U logo, eggless cake chocolate & vanilla, Christmas chocolate rum balls, linger tart and orange torte.

Also on the dessert menu is the lemon backed cheesecake, vanilla & chocolate pyramid, mango mousse, assorted glass mousse, Christmas cupcakes with toppings, Christmas fruit cake, opera cake, banana cake, tiramisu, coconut gulab jamun, fruits cut & whole fruits, pan cakes& waffles whipped cream, chocolate custard, passion, mango, caramel, butterscotch, strawberry and vanilla.

Kabira Country Club Returns With Christmas Roast This Christmas

Kabira Country Club is offering Kampalans who love the fine things in life an opportunity to have a memory Christmas with family and friends. The Bukoto based hotel returns this Christmas with its annual Christmas Roast on 25 December.

Kabira Country Club’s Christmas Roast offers revelers the opportunity to taste different roasted meats that will be served through the day. The Christmas roast is packed with a rich menu for both the meat lovers and vegetarians.

The menu comes a soup counter that will have the cream of pumpkin and ginger soup; the salad bar will have lettuce salad, cucumber salad, tomato salads, carrot salads, beetroot salad, coleslaw salad, and garden salad while the salad sauces will include French dressings, Balsamic vinegar, and thousand island.

The sauces will include bolognaise and garlic sauce, white cheese sauce and tomato sauce while condiments will have carrots, broccoli, green chilies, coriander, sweet corn, olives and cheese for vegetables, the non-vegetables will have chicken, bacon, and ham.

The meat counter will have rolled beef sirloin, whole roasted chicken, whole roasted turkey, and suckling pig and can be served with BBQ sauce, pepper sauce, garlic and herbs sauce. The accompaniment will have jacket potato, gravy, brown rice, and creamy spinach.

The bread station will have assorted bread rolls, French loaf, garlic bread, and the dessert station will have assorted pastries, Christmas buche and English roasted pudding.

The kids area will have penne alfredo, French fries, mini beef burger, mini vegetarian pizza, mini sausage roll, ice cream with toppings. To enjoy all this, adults will pay a paltry Shs75, 000 while the children will pay Shs45, 000.


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