Nairobi notebook

Jackson Biko is our man about town

NotebookBlack is beautiful
“We like to think that black is despondent, because we are told that black is melancholic, synonymous with being immersed in a hopeless state. We have to know that black is amorphous. The darkened condition that welcomes the light.” These words were uttered by Edel Were, from ProKraft Africa (the first East African creative talent management agency), who recently organised the first Digital Art gallery exhibition to celebrate a wealth of local talent. The exhibition featured work from photographers Jeffrey Otieno, Joe Makeni, Mutua Matheka, Osborne Macharia and Thandiwe Muriu.
T:+254 700 895 896

Steak, anyone?
Fact: Good, happy cows make good, happy steaks.
Another fact: The best steaks could easily be from Tatu Restaurant at the Nairobi Fairmont Hotel. The Morendat Gold Premium Natural Beef comes from crossbred cattle raised specially for this hotel in their Naivasha farm. The cattle are fed on a diet of premium corn, silage and alfalfa for 180 days. Then their award-winning chef does the rest. It’s little wonder the restaurant won Nairobi’s Finest Restaurant Award (Gold) in the 2015 Taste Awards.
Tel: +254 20 2265555

Living News – Serviced apartments to check out
You probably live abroad. You want to come down for holidays and not live with relatives because, well, you know how that goes sometimes. You want a place in a nice area (Hurlingham) that is private and not too pricey. I took some friends here and they said they would be back next time they are in the 254. (That’s what cool cats call Kenya.)
Tel: 254 714 171 842

Property award
Palm Valley will be an exclusive collection of 96 luxury residences close to the Village Market. It promises to mix Mediterranean culture and contemporary design. The proposed design won the prestigious International Property Award as the ‘Best International Residential Development 2015’.

You like food?
Go on Instagram and follow @Kuluhiskitchen or check out This person knows about food and about food photography. Plus the stories around the recipes and food are warm and need no salt.