When it comes to Indian cuisine, it seems diners in Rwanda aren’t very adventurous and will mainly stick to the known dishes such as Biryani or Chicken Tikka Masala.
Yet Manish Dubey, chef at the Shere Sardar Restaurant at The Manor Hotel, is on a mission to change that, as he is convinced people choose ‘safe’ dishes as they think other Indian food is too spicy and hot.
That is why the hotel will soon start the country’s first Indian buffet, and Manish guarantees that it will make Rwandans fall in love with all Indian cuisine.
“Indian cuisine is a favourite of foodies all over the world and no wonder, with a big variety of flavours and regions, Indian food is vastly diverse, not to mention delicious,” he explains.
Manish, 26 and of North Indian descent, is a highly qualified and experienced chef specializing in Indian cuisine. After his studies in India at the Netherlands’ United Education Institute in India, he has since 2009 worked in several of India’s 5-star hotels such as the Taj Holiday Inn and Marina Hotel.
He moved to Rwanda in 2014, where he worked as a chef in other establishments before joining The Manor Hotel.
Manish now wants to use his vast experience to expose guests of the hotel the wide range of different tastes that exist in Indian cuisine.
“We want to go beyond Chicken Tikka Masala – depending on a customer’s taste, we make them food that suits their preferences,” he explains.
And with a new Indian food menu made this month, The Manor Hotel is going to be Rwanda’s best Indian Cuisine destination.
About The Manor Hotel
The Manor Hotel is a 4-star boutique hotel in Nyarutarama, Kigali within close proximity to the most exclusive addresses – a two-minute walk from the golf club, a ten-minute walk from the Kigali Convention Center and a five-minute drive from the Genocide Memorial Center.
With magnificent décor and contemporary design, the hotel’s lobby welcomes you to an experience to remember.
The rooms are tastefully designed with an emphasis on comfort and style. Chic and contemporary, the bedrooms come complete with state-of-the-art amenities including complimentary broadband and wireless internet, LCD TV with international and satellite channels, air-conditioning, mini-bar, and room service.
The Manor Hotel has three gourmet restaurants and a roof-top bar. Choose from mouth-watering Indian and Pakistani cuisine at Shere Sardar Restaurant or a quintessentially English tradition of afternoon tea at Marcos Restaurant & Lounge where you can find Italian and continental cuisine.
If that is not enough to choose from, why not try the hotel’s famous Chinese cuisine at Silks Restaurant.
The O'Connells Bar and Pub offers a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and appetisers in a stylish atmosphere.
Home to a fitness centre, sauna, steam room, swimming pool, and spa, The Manor Hotel is a beautiful sanctuary of wellness and fitness, offering different hair-cuts and treatments, facial, body treatments and massages by talented therapists.
The Manor Hotel has two meeting and events rooms, which are an ideal venue for a business meeting, private dinner, grand ceremony or wedding.
Shere Sardar or Marcos are perfect venues for more personal and intimate events.
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