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Oman Chapitre

Muscat, April 10, 2014

The theme for this year’s Chapitre, held at the InterContinental Muscat, was ‘Great Gatsby Goes Creole’.

Following the Induction Ceremony, which was very ably presided over by Günter Albert, Member of the Conseil d’Administration from Monaco, the doors of the ballroom were opened to a fairy-tale setting for what turned out to be a most memorable dinner.

Photo (c) InterContinental Hotels Group

The room had been transformed into a white wonderland reminiscent of the 1930’s! To add to the ambience, a jazz singer harmonized throughout the evening whilst the splendid dishes prepared by Executive Chef Pascal Etienne and his team were served.


Gratin of artichoke, crab and Thousand Island dressing

served with radish-asparagus salsa
Domaine Ste Micelle Blanc de Noirs NV – Columbia Valley, USA

Louisiana crayfish and capsicum
with tarragon marinated tomato, spicy aioli and young leaf
Columbia Crest Two Vines Gewurztraminer – Washington State, USA

Roasted black cod fish
with sweet corn pudding, barbecue shrimp and kumquat beurre blanc
Columbia Crest Two Vines Unoaked Chardonnay – Washington State, USA

Cajum duck breast
with sweet potatoes, pine nuts, maple syrup, red beans and Bourbon molasses sauce
Concannon Pinot Noir – Central Coast, USA

Chocolate sphere with banana-pistachio, strawberry coulis and rum jelly
Concha y Toro Casillero del Diablo Late Harvest – Chile

After being transported to this fairy-tale land of 1930’s Cajun there was a unanimous vote of thanks for the entire staff of the InterContinental Muscat who had helped to make this amazing evening come true. It will be remembered for a very long time indeed!

Robert Weener, Bailli Délégué