The 2017 Italian Food Festival at Inter Continental Hotel, Nairobi

It was an evening full of laughter, good food, and good wine coupled with the very awesome company of bloggers. There were foodies, travel bloggers, photographers just to mention but a few.  The evening was made possible by the exceptional InterContinental Hotel, Nairobi staff that had invited us for the 2017 Italian Food Festival launch.

Right from the parking, the security team was quite pleasant as they ushered us into the hotel compound. The aura in the atmosphere was one of royalty as well as executive care.  After the nitty-gritty and a short introductory and welcome speech from the Resident Manager Mr Oliver Geyer, it was time to sample the Italian cuisines that the very able Chef Marco Pincelli had prepared.

Chef Marco Pincelli

The food festival menu offers a selection of exceptional cuisine expertly curated by the Chef using the finest ingredients bringing out the glamour of InterContinental life.  I got to learn that most of the ingredients were locally sourced and available hence making it a lovely experience for the chef.

The menu is carefully crafted to capture the glamour of the InterContinental life. Photo courtesy of

The glamour was well captured in the well-crafted Italian foods.  Our starter was fried white bread with anchovies with mozzarella cheese, Prawns and fried garlic salamis in chilli.

The evening would not have been complete without some spaghetti. There was a counter where one of the chefs had our spaghetti prepared as we watched.  Further back there was a counter full of mouthwatering desserts. As much as most of us were already full, one would not miss sampling the variety of desserts on the counter.

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Finally, after an evening full of good foods, and lots of laughter, it was time to leave, having been indulged on some Rosso Nobile, wine.

The Italian foods festival takes place between 14th-25th June 2017 at the Terrace Restaurant. It a great way to spend an evening with your loved ones and indulge in a memorable experience of Italian foods.

Cost: Kshs. 3,250/- per person.  


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