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One of Harare’s new eateries, Paroots Restaurant has become a rendezvous for local celebs and businesspeople that now frequent the place on a regular basis to dine while catching up on latest news.

Just a few months after opening its doors to the public, several celebs have visited the place to partake in its traditional Zimbabwean dishes with friends as well as acquaint themselves with the eatery. Dendera crooners, Suluman and Tryson Chimbetu were recently spotted at the restaurant having a meal, the same time that contemporary crooner Jah Prayzah was just dining with friends and colleagues.

“I come here to eat traditional dishes, unwind and just meet people,” Sulu said. Models who took part in the Miss Carnival pageant held last Friday also had the feel of the place early this week following its endorsement by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority as an ideal eatery for traditional cuisine.

Paroots restaurant manager Ms Nyasha Mafusire said the management came up with this cosy but exclusive establishment to cater for is discerning diners, who wanted to enjoy traditional cuisine with other diners, but in private.

“We want to provide a real ‘home away from home’ experience, hence our decision to match our dining rooms with the ones we have in our homes.” At first glance, PaRoots Restaurant may look like any other eatery that serves traditional food, but yet on closer inspection, it is actually an expert proprietor of some of the finest Zimbabwean traditional dishes, offered in the most serene environment, What is most striking about restaurant is the social ambience, striking deacutecor of mainly African prints and artefacts, livening up the place. Diners can look forward to well cooked and sizzling hot traditional dishes that include the famous road runner, sadza rezviyo, sadza rezviyo, mupunga une dovi, hanga, mutsine, munyemba, zvinyenze, sadza and beef stew. The restaurant also offers different traditional starters like roasted groundnuts, madora, matemba and mahewu to whet the appetite in preparation for the main dishes.

Source : The Herald