I had dinner today at a restaurant called Wine 5 Café on 3250 N Tenaya Way, Las Vegas. With such a name, how could you guess that it was a Kenyan restaurant – well, it was Kenyan cuisine fusion with American classics.
That name troubles me. Why not a name connected more with the ethnicity of the cuisine? Oh well, the owners may have had their reasons, but I just think it’s a disservice to their ethnicity and to ethnic diners.
Ok, that put aside, the food was pretty darn good and the servers were friendly and very attentive to our needs. It’s a medium size restaurant, nicely decorated in a small shopping center.
I started my meal with a salad and I give my salad 5 stars. Usually appetizer salads are boring, just lettuce and cherry tomatoes, but this salad was so fresh and loaded with a variety of vegetables.
Although I’m not crazy about pork chops, I eat pork chops maybe twice a year. And today I felt inclined to order the Kenyan style Nairobi pork chops. They were served over brown rice in a delicious sauce and they were absolutely delicious.
Service was quick and friendly, considering that we were a party of 20! Now, why the fusion with American food? I would have preferred the fusion-not! I know that fusion is the trend these days, but I prefer restaurants that specialize exclusively in one cuisine. Well, that’s only my opinion and preference.
So this was good food, good price, friendly staff, close to home; of yes, I’ll be back soon for more.
|Nooo, thiswas not my dessert.|