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Kenya Dinner

Mombasa, August 13, 2021

Striving to keep the show going!

" Never in the history of the Bailliage of Mombasa have members enjoyed a more sumptuous Indian dinner! "

On August 13th the Bailliage held an informal dinner at a new Indian restaurant called Itz Flavours Mombasa. It was hosted by Gurpreet Singh, our local celebrity chef, and his wife Anvita Kaur.

Never in the history of the Bailliage of Mombasa have members enjoyed a more sumptuous Indian dinner!

A variety of unusual starters included Pani Puris - home-made crackers with spicy topping and crusty bread with sweetcorn masala dip. Sparkling Sangria with pomegranate made for an excellent welcome drink during the sultry early evening.

The dinner that followed was beautifully presented with outstanding flavours and variety. The choice of having a “Mara experience” for the wines was a brilliant one, as each wine was perfectly paired with every course.

Mara Wines International was founded by the Sahi family in 2006. Their wines come from the Western Cape in South Africa. In keeping with the company’s “Made in Africa by Africans” ethos the wines are carefully blended to showcase the fruit-forwardness and superior quality of South African grapes. The team of experienced winemakers use only hand-picked grapes from the Robertson and Swartland regions to produce velvety wines with refreshing acidity.

The wines featuring on our menu were:
- Robertson Sparkling Brut
- Mara Nyeupe
- Mara Nyekundu
- Mara Tamu Rosé

Nyeupe is the Swahili word for white, Chenin Blanc being the grape variety used. Nyekundu is the Swahili for red. The Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend was fruity with aromas of plums, vanilla and blackcurrants. An approachable wine ideally suited to the Indian food. Tamu is the Swahili for sweet. Mare Tamu Rosé lightly sparkling wine with an intense nose of strawberries and citrus, creamy and smooth on the palate.

Typical Chaîne camaraderie was enjoyed by us all. Sadly, the evening had to come to an early end due to the current curfew restrictions.

This left members wanting to come back to this beautiful restaurant soon to enjoy the ambience and great food once more!

Shabnam Nayer
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