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Kenya Weekend

Watamu, April 12-13, 2014

Bailliage of Mombasa relax at Hemingways in Watamu

Bailliage members and guests enjoyed an unusually relaxed informal weekend away at Hemingways in Watamu.

Everyone checked in early to enjoy the breath-taking views of the beach, swim and of course experience a variety of snacks available from an extensive menu. Colourful cocktails were sipped by the poolside.

Spirits were swimmingly high at the pool bar by the evening where refreshing chilled sparkling wine was served accompanied by skewers of vegetarian and chicken satay. Needless to say there was great camaraderie before being ushered to an upstairs open pavilion for an informal dinner.

An all-white décor offset the perfect azure blue of the Indian Ocean in the background with the full moon and steady breeze. The effect was entrancing.

A perfect menu suited to the warm weather was paired with appropriate wines:

Prawn bombash
Calvet Chablis

Spanish ceviche

Castillo Chardonnay

Passion fruit sorbet

Moroccan lamb tagine
Castillo Cabernet Sauvignon

French flourless chocolate nut gateau

B & G Sparkling Rosé

The next morning an amazing breakfast greeted us. Many members opting to extend their stay by another day.

It was unanimously agreed to include Hemingways as a regular future venue!
Gurdeep Nayer
Bailli Honoraire