Nairobi notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about town

HR-Avocado-Tiger-prawn-CocktailEat is on
The Panafric Flame Tree restaurant is aiming to redefine the dining experience. Sarova’s Head of Food and Beverage Shailender Singh says: “We have a new menu out that we have been working on for a while and it promises to put a more creative twist on how we cook food and how you consume it.” Believe him: he has 25 years of experience in the kitchen and has served the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, Chancellor Shröder, and Colin Powell, just to mention a few.
Tel: +254 202718700

Tusker’s new look
Jeff Koinange, Kenya’s much-admired TV personality, has just launched the new-look Tusker Malt lager at an unveiling dubbed “The taste of the legend”. Pitched to celebrate the achievements of Kenyans, the beer has the same posture and attitude as before but is more contemporary with refined label elements.

A cut above
Gloria knows how to cut men’s hair. Especially Caucasian hair. She cut her husband’s for many years before opening her male-only premises, the Cutting Edge Executive Barbershop. It has all the bells and whistles: they offer you whisky, rum or brandy as you receive your cut or pedicure. Their theme is old-school cool, from the ’80s and ’90s music to the artwork. Time your visit well and you can also catch your favourite match on the big screen as you’re being groomed.
Elysee Plaza, Kilimani Road, Tel: +254 736 530 161

Girls night out
You have been fighting boardroom battles since Monday and by mid-week you need to take a deep breath and refresh yourself. You gather a few girlfriends and head to The Nairobi Intercontinental Hotel’s Safari Bar for the Ladies Night. It’s all the rage now. You sink in the plush leather seats. The clincher? Wednesday nights all drinks are half price. Because a girl who works hard needs to reward herself, yes?
Tel: +254 20 32000000.
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