Avani Hotels & Resorts across Southern Africa are shaking up culinary scenes with menus focused on honest, fresh and locally inspired food. From Windhoek to Mozambique, guests are treated to delicious, straightforward dishes that reflect the heritage of their country. Head chefs are passionate about local cuisine and get a buzz from experimenting with produce that is homegrown, sustainable and organic.
Ultimate dining in stunning settings
Avani Victoria Falls Resort sets the scene for culinary adventures whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to try something new. Go fishing and enjoy your fresh catch grilled by a private chef, or sample crocodile satay. Learn to cook Zambian delicacies such as Zambezi bream fish fillet with sautéed local vegetables, nshima and tomato-onion sauce. Get intimate with a private meal against the backdrop of the Zambezi River or Victoria Falls.
City views and delectable dishes
Redefining Windhoek’s dining scene, the newly launched rooftop dining venue – Stratos allows patrons to experience local and international fusion flavours made with the finest ingredients. Located on the 15th floor of Avani Windhoek Hotel & Casino, the restaurant boasts beautiful panoramas and mouth-watering delights such as kapana, a Namibian favourite of sirloin beef served with parmesan polenta cakes and classic spicy salsa. Save room for dessert, which includes the pastry chef’s special creations like chocolate crème brulee with fig compote and ginger biscuit.
Intimate and authentic moments
Mahogany at Avani Gaborone Resort & Casino is a sophisticated venue where you can find international flavours and one of Gaborone’s best wine menus. Enjoy entertainment during a cosy dinner or a private celebration of up to 40 guests. Relax amid elegant decor and indulge in Botswana specialities such as slow-cooked beef short rib served with potato puree, mushroom and bean ragout.
Bold flavours by the sea
Pemba is renowned for the beauty of the Indian Ocean and fresh seafood. Avani Pemba Beach Hotel’s signature restaurant Clube Naval offers the best of both, right on the marina with a menu that blends Southeast African, Mediterranean and traditional Mozambican recipes. Begin jour Mozambique culinary journey with a fresh avocado and tuna tarter before indulging into fresh juicy prawns with peanut and cassava leaves and pap, or savour a beach bistro menu as the sun sets over the ocean.
Nala Café at Avani Lesotho Hotel & Casino is named after the local word for “plenty” so it makes sense that this is the perfect spot to be spoiled for choice, with gourmet buffet spreads for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fill your table with beef and chicken curries, soups and fish battered with the local beer Maluti. This laidback, contemporary eatery offers a sunny outside terrace during summer and a comfy hideaway during winter.