Highlights from the Nairobi Cocktail Festival
After three incredibly amazing days, the Nairobi Cocktail Festival came to an end in a magnificent way. The Festival, which took place at Dari Restaurant in Karen and organised by EatOut and Baraka Events, had an attendance of over three thousand guests. Dari Restaurant’s set-up was eye-catching, with one reveller commenting, “This is one of the most Instagrammable set-ups I’ve seen in 2019.”
Despite the rain, that didn’t stop people from enjoying cocktails with The Staircase from Bacardi Martini, The Refresher from Skyy Vodka and The Don Julio la Primavera, which ranked as some of the best cocktails. For those who wanted non-alcoholic drinks or something different for the palate, Coca Cola were on site as well, as The Berry Company had people flocking to try their berry juice-infused cocktails.
Food was also in plenty with the likes of Brown’s Cheese, German Sausage, Healthy U and Zucchini serving hungry revellers as they toasted to the likes of Takamaka and Monkey Shoulder cocktails. The Jack Daniel’s exclusive masterclass and gourmet food experience headed by David Mwangi, the East African Brand Ambassador was also a major highlight.
The gin masterclass by Tanqueray and the rum masterclass by Diageo had the VIP guests engrossed while learning about different aspects of their favourite drinks. For the three days, there were some interesting surprises for the attendees as EatOut and Baraka Events went all out. What captivated most people were the fireworks and the enchanting live quartet.
Music from DJ Papa, DJ Dino, DJ Taio, DJ Beng Beng and DJ Feischer was a welcome ingredient that saw people dancing away.