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Lebanon Grand Chapitre

Beirut, January 22-24, 2015

Celebrating 20 years of the Chaîne in Lebanon

Bailli Délégué Arlette Mabardi was honoured that President Yam Atallah and Said Sawalha, Bailli Délégué of Jordan, accepted her invitation to come to Beirut to participate in the celebration of 20 years of the Chaîne in Lebanon.

Equally rewarding – and certainly enhancing the international status of the event – was the presence of Chaîne members and their guests from Jordan, France and Switzerland.

Photos above (c) Restaurant Em Sherif

On the Thursday local members and international visitors toured the souks of Byblos in the morning and later in the day had a very pleasant dinner at Restaurant Em Sherif. On the Friday there was a wine tasting and lunch at Ksara. Saturday morning saw a visit to the National Museum.

Photo below left (c) Hôtel le Gray

Naturally the highpoint of the programme was the Saturday evening Gala Induction Event at the Hôtel Le Gray. First was the ceremony during which new members and those being promoted received their insignia from President Atallah.

The Gala Dinner that followed was in the hotel’s ‘Indigo on the Roof Restaurant’ with its fine views over the Beirut skyline.


Coquille St Jacques

Chilled fresh crab
Saffron potatoes with chives, Granny Smith apple

Wild mushroom risotto
Parmigiano-Reggiano, white truffle oil

Mandarin sorbet

Classic beef tournedos Rossini
Nutmeg-flavoured polenta, green asparagus, truffle jus

Chocolate praline creation
Crisp flourless biscuit, duo of chocolate mousse, crunchy praline
caramel hazelnuts, passion fruit sorbet

Elegance and refinement were the bywords for this celebratory event, especially so for the Gala evening.

Marcelle Nadim, Chargée de Presse                     Grand Chapitre event photos (c) Prestige Magazine

Click here for a pdf review of the Bailliage's 20 years

Here is a mini-gallery of selected images from the Induction Ceremony, the reception and the Gala Dinner . . .