I recently had the pleasure of deciding where some industry peers and I could dine in a relaxed environment that was quiet enough for us to catch up and also have great food. So, I decided we should try Afrigonia Lusaka out. I had previously seen pics that @thezedtravelfoodie had taken of her meal here and figured it would be a great option for brunch and conversation.
There was a mix-up with their opening times so we got there at 11 am, about an hour earlier than they were scheduled to open. We took a quick tour of place, which was simpler than I thought it would be, and later took a stroll around the leafy neighbourhood of woodlands to pass the time. When they officially opened for service, we got down to business and settled into their menu options which had a little of everything to cater to our varied palates.
I ordered the lamb shank in red wine sauce and mash and my peers ordered the roast duck confit with orange sauce and the pork ribs. Our waiter was kind enough to recommend some wine options too. We were pleased to see how Chef Nawaza plated our food. It was well presented and I lost sight of my initial concerns about the portion size, it was brunch after all.
The food, the FOOOD! I will try hard put the flavours into words but you just have to go and eat there to understand 😄. The lamb was so tender, the mash and red wine sauce worked pretty well, the basting sauce on the ribs packed a punch of flavour which I am still trying to piece and the duck was succulent and well complimented by the orange sauce.
This was just one of those cases where quality > quantity and I was satisfied with the entire experience. I think Afrigonia is worth a second visit but there is room for them to match the outlay of their dinning space and level of service to the quality of their food and be consistent in all three areas.
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