By Agnes Kyotalengerire
Amagara means life in Runyankole. Indeed when I got there, the words on the wall read: Amagara, let us share life.
It was lunch time and I was hungry.
The range of continental dishes to choose from made me even hungrier: Chinese, Indian, Italian, name it. I needed variety. So I settled for a buffet — which included a three-course meal, minus a drink for sh25,000. I started with pumpkin soup and bread roll to stimulate my taste buds for the remaining two courses.
The portions for the main dishes were mouth-watering and they could have fed two adults.
There was beef steak stuffed with vegetables, which I enjoyed with parsley potato, rollet (chapatti stuffed with vegetables, cheese and sweet corn), white rice garnish, milk spinach beans, fish fillet and eshabwe (ghee sauce). And for salad, I went for cucumber, stuffed with mushroom, which did not disappoint.
I got value for my money except the fish fillet, which had a lot of salt — I even complained and they promised to keep it in check next time.
The waiter ushered me to serve dessert — the common fruits; pineapple, water melon, pawpaw, apple and mango. But the garnishing and presentation gave a special touch. Those unique shapes in which the fruits were cut enticed me to keep eating.
The icing on the cake was the cool ambience, soft music playing in the background and good customer care, which drifted me from the hustle and bustle of the city.