26-05-2020 by redazione
There is a great desire for Italian specialties, service and wines in Nairobi's restaurants.
One of the first to adapt and reopen during the day with enthusiasm is "La Cascina" by Karen, inside the Shopping Centre "The Hub", which tomorrow Wednesday, May 27th will be back to offer lunches, aperitifs and snacks to its customers.
"It was necessary to adapt to the new Covid-19 regulations issued by the Ministry of Health - explains Gianpaolo Zappa, one of the owners - first of all the sanitization of the premises, the preventive measures such as the electronic thermometer for temperature control and the obligatory buffers for the staff. The employees, tested privately, were all negative".
Fundamental is the social distance between the tables (in Kenya 6 feet) but also in the tables themselves, which will have a capacity reduced from 30 to 50%. To understand us, we will have lunch in two at a table of 4 and so on.
"Let's say that the accommodation capacity of the Cascina is reduced by about 30% - reveals Zappa - so for us there will be 40 seats out of 115 potential. We're not complaining."
This is how the "Cascina Phase 2" will look like: waiters with masks and gloves changed every hour, the one in the kitchen will also have a hairnet. Plexiglas screen at the checkout, ribbon on the floor to show the distances between counter and checkout, external sink and sanitizing gel available to customers, even on the tables. One person from the staff will be exclusively dedicated to temperature control. The restaurant will close at 4 p.m. until curfew, so no customers will be accepted after 3.30 p.m..
What does not change is the menu, with the 360 degrees offer of the Italian culinary art and the careful selection of products, including fresh products arriving from Italy by air and first quality imported or local, meat and cheese selected from the best farms and companies of the Rift Valley and other specialties, including pizza focaccia and delicious tigelle, essential in the famous chopping board of mixed cold cuts with pickles. An additional chapter deserves the restaurant's wine bar, which is already a sight to explore: the choice of Italian wines is wide-ranging in terms of quality.
"The period is not easy and the uncertainty remains - admits Zappa - but the enthusiasm to restore our service and to restore serenity and optimism by treating our customers well is great. Waiting to resume full activity, when everything will be finished or circumscribed".
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