Sikia, is a word describing a range of human senses. It expresses the fusion of flavours, warmth, comfort, service and overall ambiance of an exquisite fine dining experience. Located at the Crowne Plaza Nairobi, in Upper Hill, it did not disappoint.
Guests are seated in plush armchairs, with tables set at a comfortable distance for romantic dinners or private business lunches. Original African themed paintings add a splash of bright colour contrasting the otherwise subtle and muted brown tones of the room.
Quiet instrumental music plays in the background, building on the atmosphere. Standing coat hangers are placed besides the tables, and a side table appears – almost magically – as soon as a lady hesitates in placing her handbag.
The service is professional, refined and unobtrusive. Settings are marked quietly for each course without a word, and serviettes are skill fully re-folded and replaced when a guest leaves the table mid-meal.
Shiny domed cloches cover the main courses, and are all removed in unison. The tables are expertly crumbled before dessert service, and the servers are clearly well trained on the menu.
Knowledgeable and confident, the service team facilitates a luxury and truly fine-dining experience.