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Venezuela Chapitre

Caracas, December 6, 2014

Tradition and camaraderie: the perfect combination

Following the tradition of previous years, the Bailliage held its 2014 Chapitre at the Hotel Gran Meliá Caracas in December.

The Gala Event commenced with the Induction Ceremony presided over by Inducting Officer Wolfgang Gutmann, Member of the Conseil Magistral from Venezuela, assisted by Bailli Délégué Fabian Ponce.

After the welcome reception and cocktails the members and their guests enjoyed an excellent seven-course Gala Dinner in the hotel’s Gran Via Room. The menu was a masterpiece of fine Gran Meliá Caracas cuisine. The kitchen and service brigades delivered a perfect performance.


Amuse Bouche

Terrine of leek, shrimp and dried tomato

Castillo de Molina Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Quail ravioli with asparagus

Lobster with prunes, Basmati rice and vanilla

Montes Alpha Chardonnay

Robalo, sauerkraut, pineapple and kimchi

Lamb, beetroot, wasabi and rocket

Salentein Primus Pinot Noir

French Brie, mustard and fruit bread
Santa Carolina Late Harvest

Chocolate, avocado and passion fruit dessert
Champagne Laurent Perrier Brut

Coffee and petits fours

The dinner was complemented by entertainment from a string quartet. It was an evening full of traditional Christmas spirit and Chaîne camaraderie.

Fabian Ponce
Bailli Délégué