It was arguably one the most glamorous events of the year and a great way to enter the festive season and, without a doubt, the red carpet extravaganza lived up to its expectation on Thursday night as Riverwalk came to life with unique glamour that Rodizio, the Brazilian food joint, brought to the people of Gaborone.
The event marked the official opening of the restaurant and invited guests, including the Minister of Finance, Mr Kenneth Matambo, ambassadors, High Commissioners and Chief executive officers among others.
The restaurant has been operating for just over 5 months now and, speaking to the Sunday Standard, Marketing and Publicity consultant Mr Andrew Khanye, said, “This event was mainly to thank the entire community of Botswana for welcoming Rodizio as a way of life.”
The event saw people from all walks of life welcomed in red carpet style and MC for the night, Mr Joe Matome, did nothing less than what was expected of him by putting on a terrific short performance of a Michael Jackson theme.
This was followed by the introduction of the owner of the Restaurant, Paulo Marques and his wife Anna.
The Minister of Finance was then called upon as the Guest of Honour and was presented with a gift by Marques.
Entertainment was phenomenal, with performances by Shati lo, Helen, as well as a brilliant Latin dancing outfit performed by two pairs of Latin dancers.
The night went on to guests being served with the Rodizio main dish, well know as the Meat Rodizio as well as desert after the meal.