Kenya Gala Dinner
Bailliage of Mombasa
Mombasa, February 28, 2020
Sarova Whitesands - out of this world!
" Executive Chef Godfrey had let his imagination run wild! "

The Bailliage’s formal dinner at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa was indisputably one of the finest members have enjoyed at the Coast!

Generous canapes consisting of prawns, sushi, sashimi, and cheese with mango were beautifully presented and enjoyed with Prosecco.

The decor was a pleasant surprise being different from normal. Ethnic touches were most appreciated. Surprises also arrived with every course. Executive Chef Godfrey had let his imagination run wild!


Limuru duck foie gras
corn shortbread, raisin gel, mustard shoots

Quail Strudel
rhubarb and Solera rum jus
young wheat, truffled cauliflower

“Hot Pot”
caramelized parsnip and coconut soup

Nanyuki Trout
crispy skin, asparagus tips, fragrant broth

“Tropical cleanser”
kiwi sponge, fennel pearls

Medallion of aged Laikipia County beef
exotic mushrooms, onion flavours,
Shiraz foam, corn

“Chef’s Sweet Dreams”
bungo* and raspberry opera
Kilifi cocoa délice, Callebaut bonbon
flamed Kenyan rum

Infused spicy tea/coffee
Date mousse kaimati

WINES (from Italy)
Paolini Nero d'Avola (Organic) - Sicily
Sabaghina Pinot Grigio - DOC Oltrepo Pavese
Delibori Valpolicella Ripasso - Veneto
CIDE Valdobbiadene Prosecco Royal

Unusual ingredients were sourced and the twists in presentation kept members in palpable anticipation. Particularly notable was the beef steak unanimously agreed to be by far the best anyone had ever tasted. The dessert too had a surprise with the "chocolate bomb" exploding in the mouth!

The accompanying wines were perfectly paired thanks to Vice-Échanson Carlo Vitulli.

Sarova Whitesands continues to keep up with current food trends offering world-class cuisine for every Chaîne event. Furthermore, flawless simultaneous service took the whole experience to another level.

We look forward to continuing this partnership for many years to come!

Shabnam Nayer
Bailli Délégué

*Ed. Bungo is widespread across most of tropical Africa. The fruit looks similar to an orange with a hard orange peel but when opened it contains a dozen or so pips. It makes a delicious juice drink which has been described as tasting “somewhere between a mango, an orange and a pineapple”.