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Kenya AGM & Dinner

[Bailliage of Mombasa] Mombasa, November 3, 2012

An exceptional formal Chaîne dinner was enjoyed at the historic Fort Jesus hosted by the Severin Sea Lodge under the direction of General Manager Andy Muir, Maître Hôtelier.

Fort Jesus (Forte Jesus de Mombaça) is a Portuguese fort built in 1593 by order of King Philip I, then ruler of the joint Portuguese and Spanish Kingdoms, located on Mombasa Island to guard the Old Port of Mombasa. It was built in the shape of a man (viewed from the air), and was given the name of Jesus. In 2011, the fort was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlighted as one of the most outstanding and well preserved examples of 16th century Portuguese military fortifications.

A dinner at Fort Jesus is a unique experience. Its unparalleled atmosphere makes it an evening not to be missed. The fine food, prepared by Executive Chef David Ngungu and Sous Chef Henry Kibande, included:

- Mango and avocado timbale
- Garlic sautéed Indian Ocean crayfish
- Light cream of beetroot soup
- Lemon sorbet
- Grilled prime beef fillet
- Swan puffs (an elegant presentation)

The quality was outstanding. There was also an equally attractive vegetarian alternative. Argentinian, South African and French wines were the chosen partners for each of the courses.

An immaculate simultaneous service was offered by a well-coordinated brigade who faultlessly served the chefs’ delicious creations.

Preceding the dinner, the Bailliage held its Annual General Meeting. Shabnam Nayer continues as Bailli, together with her existing team to which two new members have been added.

It is encouraging to note that the Chaine in Mombasa is gaining in popularity with more and more potential members looking to be accepted into our ranks. 

Shabnam Nayer