All posts by Biche

The Outback

A while back, I woke up to find a piece of paper under my front door. At first, I thought it was my electricity bill, but then quickly realized that it was a flyer from a snack bar called The Outback. On first impression (understand: from reading its name), I thought The Outback was some sort of American-style steakhouse. As far as first impressions go, that’s not a good one for me. I dislike imported, unadapted, copied concepts (can you tell that I fell strongly about this?:-)). On the front of the flier was a picture of a kangaroo, fork … Continue reading The Outback

Bacardi Black vs. Bacardi Gold vs. Bacardi White

If you came to this post looking to buy Bacardi dark rum, Bacardi Black, you can do so here. Bacardi Black is a medium-bodied black rum aged in heavily charred oak barrels which is then filtered through a secret blend of charcoals. According to its makers, the flavors of Bacardi Black are of sweet, tropical fruit, buttery caramel and vanilla notes that then give way to a smoky liquorice and molasses finish. According to its website, Bacardi recommends that Bacardi Black be drunk as a shot or with intensely flavoured mixers such as coffee liqueur. Personally, I love my Bacardi Black … Continue reading Bacardi Black vs. Bacardi Gold vs. Bacardi White

Cellar Restaurant (Things to Do in Nairobi)

Last night found me at one of my old hangout spots: The Cellar restaurant. I hadn’t been for a while but being back reminded me of why it was a place that was well worth going to. The Cellar restaurant, located diagonally opposite from The Methodist Guest House in Kileleshwa, is a quiet, classy bar and restaurant. It takes on so many different characters depending on where you sit, what you do there, and what company you are in, that I barely know how to describe it to you. Let me try to describe it by telling you what the Cellar … Continue reading Cellar Restaurant (Things to Do in Nairobi)

Saint Jaume Valley, White Wine

A few months ago, I was having dinner and drinks with a friend at Red Sea, an Ethiopian/Eritrean (I think more the latter) bar/restaurant, on Lenana Road, where I often go when I want good Ethiopian food in a good social ambiance. The Red Sea, for all its good points, is generally not the kind of place where I would ask for a glass of wine. In a place that I feel would not invest in their wine, I know that wine can taste more like vinegar than anything else. At the end of my meal though, I felt like … Continue reading Saint Jaume Valley, White Wine