Five years ago, saw the advent of Le Piato restaurant along Lumumba Avenue and as they say, nothing succeeds like success and late last month saw the unveiling of Karveli Bread and more.
No marks for guessing who is behind this incredibly well-designed and conceived upmarket resto; yes, you guessed right the folks who gave us Le Piato but wisely not a copycat but rather can best be described as in the same genre but with some distinct features while retaining the same assured standard to which we have been accustomed.
Louis Untermeyer, the American poet, anthologist, critic and editor who died in 1977 wrote thus:
“Why has our poetry eschewed
The rapture and response of food?
What hymns are sung, what praises said
To home-made miracles of bread?”
Even more constructive than verification, perhaps, is the newly opened Karveli bread and more that has the best home-made bread baked anywhere in the land, and as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Bread is the big deal
Needless to say, and for us bread lovers, Karveli has long been what we have been missing and wanting and just what the doctor ordered! And more.
Karveli has been three years in the making and built entirely from scratch it is a monumental tour de force.
Bread, pastries, gelato ice cream and a modest offering of Italian and Continental fare all to be had in an idyllic and sublime setting with caring service.
If you go…
The Place: Karveli Bakery and Restaurant
Address: Plot 4 Lumumba Avenue
The space: Impeccably designed and purposely built eating joint and a welcome addition to the Kampala culinary scene
The crowd: Aficionados who appreciate fine freshly made bread and pastries, exquisite gelato ice cream as well as Continental food with a strong Italian accent.
The menu: An array of fine bread from Europe including hard to get varieties such as dark and light rye, whole wheat and multigrain and last but not least white bread. Pizzas, burgers
Beverages: Hot coffee and tea, iced coffee and tea, smoothies, milk shakes, fresh juices, sprits, cocktails and wine
Recommended dishes: The oyster beef or the lamb tagine
The damage: Depending on what you order pizzas range between Shs25,000 and Shs35,000 for the salami while the grilled seafood platter is a very reasonable Shs35,000. On the average Shs30,000 to Shs35,000 without a drink and these entrees are serve with rice, potatoes and vegetables in season.
Sound level: Very good
Parking: Available and very secure
Smoke free zone: Strictly enforced indoors but tolerated on the verandah
If you go: Daily from 6am to 11pm save for Sunday when the close at 10pm.
Ratings: Not to be missed