If you’re a foodie, this post is for you. Let me just quickly warn you, this post is going to be long and full of pictures because there is so much that I want to show and tell you. Last week, the team from Gaucho Grill hosted Angela and I to an all you can eat meat experience. I’m so excited to share our experience with you.
Before we got there, Jimmy who owns Gaucho Grill directed us and his directions were simple. “Drive like you are going towards Entebbe, go past Taibah International School, and look out for the market, all on your right hand side and you will see it shortly after the last hut in the roadside market.” Literally the easiest directions I’ve ever heard because we didn’t need to call him once because we were lost.
After we had parked I thought to myself, “it’s nice and airy, and I like the way this place feels” on the way into Gaucho, there is a craft shop (Nuru Crafts) that carries some artsy African crafts that are very nicely priced if you are on your way out of the country and need to stop to pick up something for your family or friends. The ambiance of the restaurant and shop is predominantly wooden and feels laid back and artsy. My kind of place.
The staff is very friendly! Literally they were not disturbed by the fact that I held them on their way to do stuff to take pictures of almost everything. They are also keen and knowledgeable about what they are serving. (Am I the only one who gets put off when I ask questions about the menu and I get half hazard answers?!)
The head chef who is a Kenyan explained to us about how we would start off with soup and bread made from their bakery, followed by a salad (their pickles are amazing you guys!). At this point my advice to you is to take everything in small doses. Although I went on an empty stomach with the last thing I had for a meal being breakfast, by the time I was done with the first rounds of meats, I was almost full! Imagine my dismay lol.
My strategy then changed, I was keen on making sure that I tasted at least everything that was presented to me. Small portions and breaks. That worked for me, but you might do better if you are able to consume more food at a go. I took a break by walking outside and looking through the shop, and drinking wine. They also have amazing coffee if you are a coffee kind of person.
I’ll get into the good stuff now. FOOD. We had beef, fish fried in butter, sausages, a tender thigh of goat, roasted chicken, sun dried tomatoes (Angela almost cried when she tasted these and I believe swears by them) CROCODILE, fries, rice, a selection of salads, wine and coffee. All of their food is cooked Brazilian Style.
I want to talk about the crocodile, and this is only because I believe many of you have eaten all of the other food I’ve spoken about. Although it was abit chewy, and had a very strong fish smell, it also had a sweet taste to it and it reminded me of chicken.
For dessert they served us a pineapple coated in sugar and cinnamon. I was so shocked by how much I enjoyed it! Can you understand when I say I think I’m still in a food coma up to now?
For this experience: Soup, Salad and all you can eat meat, it costs UGX 50,000. In my opinion a small cost for the quality of food and the experience you get.
Would this be a great option to stop at on your way to or from Entebbe? Heck yeah! Would I go back again today? Certainly.
Happy Hump Day!