Christmas Lunch at Meikles

HI All, Meikles is one of those top-drawer establishments that believes in giving their guests the very best quality in both accommodation and cuisine. Every year they offer a classy 5 course Christmas day Lunch in La Fontaine and in the Stewart Room. One of those occasions where gentlemen wanting to impress ask their special partner to put on her favourite outfit and join him with a hungry tummy for an afternoon filled with people and entertainment.


In preparation for this event, the Meikles management invites a few business partners and members of the press along every year to “sample the goods” and give useful feedback for the kitchen staff and others. I am not, generally, a mid-week business luncheon kind of a guy but I am glad I made an exception to the rule yesterday. So there were about 20 of us guinea pigs at La Fontaine for an early Christmas lunch yesterday enjoying a very tasteful meal set in the full Xmas spirit with all the Xmas songs being played on the piano in the background.

I have said this before but I am always prefer to have a meal with lots of small offerings rather than just one full plate. It is, of course, the way that things are done in countries like France and Italy – where the Maitre

D’s objective is to have diners leaving satisfied rather than full. It was explained to me that the polite thing to say to your host in Zimbabwean culture is “Nda Guta” at the end of a meal – my comment at the end of proceedings yesterday was “ndagutsikana” – the closest term my fellow diners told me one can say in Shona to say I was very satisfied with my lunch.

Why not call up a few mates and arrange for a group of 8 or 10 of you to share a special Christmas lunch ($65) or dinner ($50) either at La Fontaine or in the Stewart Room at the 5 star Meikles Hotel. Bookings at Click on   to listen to a few Christmas songs to put you in the mood. Only 40 days left till Xmas Day. Ciao Mike G.


See Christmas lunch menu below: +263-242-707721