columnBy Edwin Nuwagaba
Kampala — Christmas is around the corner and just in case you are looking for a new place to hang out, there is a new classy restaurant called Spectrum @ Theatre Labonita.
The 5-star restaurant, situated on the same floor with theatre La Bonita just opposite Christ The King Church, was launched on December 18.
Several invited guests attended the launch of the restaurant, a ceremony that was officiated by the National Investment Authority chairperson Ms Maggie Kigozi. Among the guests were Sudhir Ruparelia, MTN's Charles Mbiire and former Buganda Katikiro, Joseph Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere.
However, this was not just a launch of a restaurant, but also a time to have fun; Angela Kalule with a live band took the audience on a roller coaster of her Jazz music.
Although the audience could not stand to dance, most of them nodded and were visually impressed.
Music aside, the guests had also something to mull-over; the restaurant's beautiful décor, which is a composition of modern style and African Panache and the smooth yet sophisticated atmosphere.
The smartly dressed waiters and waitresses were at hand to attend to guests as they came in. When the guests had been treated to a lip-smacking buffet, Uganda Investment Authority Executive DirectorMaggie Kigozi gave her speech saying, "I had seen this type of restaurant in western countries but not here. And now that our tourism industry has grown by 40%, we really need more of these."
She also thanked the restaurant's proprietors "Mr. and Mrs. Katende for the work they are doing, starting from Aristoc, La Bonita and now this restaurant."
The manager of the restaurant, Ann Kawooya described it as the "first ever 5-star restaurant in Uganda."
The restaurant features a variety of cuisines from Asia, Middle East, Europe, USA, China, India and the best of local and traditional dishes.
"Variety will be the spice of our menu with flavours from around the globe," Kawooya said, "Our buffet will integrate a hot active station that will allow our guests to select and make great food combinations of their choice and direct the cooking when they wish."
After speeches there was another entertainment session headlined by Juliana Kanyomozi who moved table to table singing her latest hit, Nkyanonya (I'm still searching) before doing the Diana cover version.