5th ZOL Restaurant Week In Full Swing
Diners are set for a culinary pre-World Cup treat in the 5th edition of ZOL Restaurant Week (ZRW) which runs from Wednesday 28 May to Saturday 7 of June 2014.
ZRW runs under the auspices of Eatout Zimbabwe and will see participating guests enjoying menus ranging from $15 to $25 per person.
Eatout director, Veronica Bunga, highlights that participating eateries will offer diverse menu options throughout the 11 day period coupled with a unique eating experience.
“Restaurants will offer varied menu selections throughout the duration of ZOL Restaurant Week. It is also a great opportunity for corporates to entertain their clients at a remarkable discount,” she intimates.
Moreover, during Restaurant Week, customers have the prospect of experiencing value for money deals in the way of discounted meals as families and friends can also use this time to dine away from home, Mrs Bunga recounts.
Additionally, Mrs Bunga indicates that ZRW offers an opportunity for chefs in the participating establishments to heighten their presentation skills and prepare stimulating meals. Furthermore, the food fest raises awareness of local dining opportunities and boosts business and revenue for restaurants and downstream entities such as ingredient suppliers.
This edition sees Rainbow Tourism Group’s two restaurants Komba Hari and Harvest Garden participating for the first time. Other restaurants that will host ZRW are Emmanuels, Dehli Palace and Da Eros, Alo Alo, Amanzi as well as Imba Matombo. Fishmonger, The Bridge Bistro, Tandoor, Mojo’s, O’ Hagans and La Fontaine (Meikles) also make the list. Centurion, which is now under new management will also host participating guests during ZRW.
Fishmonger managing director Zelda Baker who wants the event to become more competitive says ZRW gives food establishments the chance to showcase their menus.
“Restaurant Week is a time for people to try all sorts of food that they wouldn’t ordinarily sample. This time however they get to do so at low prices,” she says.
Zol and Eatout have engaged partners to provide a thrilling culinary experience. Nederburg Winery as in previous editions of ZRW is the official wine partner. Lake Harvest has come on board for the first time, “which will see more fish on the menu, especially considering that their products are sustainably produced” adds Veronica. Printworks and Fingaz complement the ZRW support system in a bid to ensure a memorable event.
As part of the excitement, in the build up to ZRW, lower and upper sixth students have a chance to win 20 meal vouchers in an essay competition. Pupils are being urged to ‘Describe what it is that makes your family’s celebratory meals special and unique’. These can be submitted on the ZRW website.
Zol Restaurant Week has pioneered the multi day eating experience in Africa and it is envisaged that the 5th installment will surpass previous editions. Eatout Kenya hosted their premier restaurant week in January this year, whilst Johannesburg and Cape Town premiered last year.
To make bookings for ZRW potential guests are advised to contact the Eatout Call Centre on 0772 328 688. The Call Centre operates from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Alternatively, customers can call the participating restaurants on the telephone numbers provided on the ZRW website. As well, bookings can be made on the online portal www.zrw.co.zw . Details on menus and promotions that will run concurrently with the food fest are also available on the website.
As if that is not enough, the title sponsor ZOL is providing completely free Wi-Fi ZOLspots at all the participating restaurants. On top of that, they are giving away an 16GB iPad Air.