Brunei Chapitre
Bandar Seri Begawan, November 12, 2016
Andrew Caie inducted as Bailli Délégué

The Bailliage was honoured and indeed delighted to be able to hold its Chapitre in the Residence of the French Ambassador, Her Excellency Mme Loan Forgeron.

It was an intimate, distinguished affair with 20 members and guests participating. They attendees included the Ambassador of the United States of America, His Excellency Craig B Allen and his wife, Micheline. Dr Henry Kwok, Bailli Délégué Honoraire, presided over the Induction Ceremony. He was assisted by Chargé de Missions Ken Davies.

Those being inducted were:
- Andrew Caie as Bailli Délégué
- Azlan Mike Skinner as Argentier
- Nicoline van den Berg-Alma as Conseiller Gastronomique
- Salvatore Pio Giuseppe Intrigila as Conseiller Culinaire
- our host, Her Excellency Mme Loan Forgeron, as a Chevalier d’Honneur
- Jerrard Pang as a Chevalier

After the ceremony, we were regaled with a ‘dégustation’ menu of French cuisine produced by the Embassy’s resident chef.


Millefeuille of vegetables with pesto
duck rillettes on toast

Pumpkin soup
Foie gras on toast and a nest of greens

Sea bass with hollandaise sauce
served with a tricolour selection of vegetables
and herbed rice

Apple sorbet with Calvados

Leg of lamb with shallots
garnished with golden roast potatoes

Selection of cheeses

Chocolate cake with custard
Pear poached in wine
Almond tart

Tea and coffee
Almond biscuits, Brownies

In her new role as Conseiller Gastronomique, Nicoline van den Berg-Alma gave an appreciative critique of the dinner. Concluding the evening, the staff members were cordially thanked in the finest traditions of the Chaîne.

Andrew Caie
Bailli Délégué