The best part of our Diani weekend probably includes our best meal in Kenya so far–yes, I said it! Best meal in Kenya so far. We went to Ali Barbour’s Cave Restaurant on Saturday night, which is a famous restaurant in Diani literally set inside a coral cave. We were tipped off by our diving buddies earlier in the day that we should make reservations (they were also going that night for the second night in a row) so we did that as soon as we got back from diving. The restaurant will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel which is really nice.
We had no idea what to expect when we arrived, but it was even more beautiful than I imagined. When you think coral cave, you think dark and maybe a little…damp? Well they have decorated the place amazingly, and it was very warmly lit with a huge opening at the top so you can see the stars. Very very romantic.
We started with a great wine from Simonsig, one of our favorite South Africa wineries. We had visited Simonsig during our 3 month stint in Cape Town during business school and it’s still just as fantastic. Sometimes it’s hard to get really good wine in Nairobi, even at the nice restaurants. Mike had prawns in this to-die-for sauce and I got the grilled lobster. So so good. I was thinking to myself maybe the trip to Diani is worth it just for this meal!