How often do you get to select and prepare your meals whenever you are at a restaurant? Likely, never. Well, this is the kind of experience you get when you visit Trout Valley restaurant, located on the hilly countryside of Nyeri.
I got a lunch invite from a friend and decided to try out this new place. Boy was I glad I did. The restaurant is about 10 KM from Nyeri town. It overlooks a hillside and adjacent to the Chania river. They specialize in trout only, hence the name Trout Valley.
Part of the experience includes driving through the Nyeri countryside, going down the hillside, sampling out the different traditional rooms, according to Kikuyu culture, and enjoy the tranquil landscape by the riverside. The people are very friendly too. Everybody we met along the way either greeted us or waived at us.
The Fishing and Dining Experience
You start by fishing for your meal with the help of an experience fisherman. The restaurant has huge fishponds where the trout are reared. You also get to watch as the trout is prepared onsite by the fisherman before cooking.
Once the fish is ready, you get to enjoy it, either from one of the huge dining rooms, or right by the riverside. I decided to try out the riverside since I don’t get many opportunities to dine in style like that. The trout is served with either Ugali or fries.
All in all, I will definitely make a point of visiting again and enjoy fishing a trout and dining by the riverside. You don’t get that kind of an experience just anywhere, except maybe on Trout Valley.
Check out the video below of my experience shot with my Infinix Zero 3.