Kenya Lunch

Bailliage of Nairobi, Kenya
Nairobi, October 8, 2022

Al fresco event at the Radisson Blu Arboretum
" The entire meal was beautifully plated, bursting with flavour and served with finesse by the service team "

The Radisson Blu Arboretum is located on the edge of the Nairobi Arboretum - a hundred-year-old wooded landscape in the heart of the city. Nairobi having reclaimed its status as the ‘City in the Sun’ (after a prolonged cold spell) Chaîne members and guests were able to enjoy the afternoon wining and dining al fresco on the hotel’s terrace.


Avocado purée and shrimp on lavash
Duck breast with roasted red cabbage
Feta, olive and tomato bruschetta
Mini mushroom arancinis
Planeta Rosé 2021 - Sicily DOC, Italy

First course
Asparagus velouté
lobster and fennel ravioli
vanilla scented foam
Pinot Grigio delle Venezie 2018
Zenato - Veneto, Italy

Main course
New Zealand lamb loin
with Italian-style tramezzini bread crust
Kenya bean croquettes
Levantine sweet potato, organic honey-lavender jus
grilled vegetable Persian feta, smoked tomato coulis
Valpolicella Superiore 2016
Zenato - Veneto, Italy

Valrhona dark chocolate mousse
“Glen Elgin” Malt Whisky marmalade sauce
butterscotch and macadamia nut ice cream
Bepin de Eto Moscato Spumante Dolce
Veneto, Italy

The entire meal was beautifully plated, bursting with flavour and served with finesse by the service team.

The wines were carefully paired with each course by Nebiat Tekle-Corino and Emanuele Corino of Enoteca Wines, our generous wine sponsors. The general consensus was that the selection beginning with the Bosco Prosecco welcome drink right through to the Bepin De Eto Moscato Dolce which accompanied the ‘to die for’ dessert course, were an excellent match.

The culinary prowess of Executive Chef Wilcofread Kivungi and his kitchen brigade was topped only by their rhythmic dancing skills as they conducted their parade in choreographed formation to the delight of all gathered. [Ed. see video]

Thanking Chef Wilcofread, General Manager Shivram Gangadharan and Food and Beverage Manager Benedict Tershies, Bailli Ashe Ahluwalia lauded the entire Radisson Blu team for delivering a delightful and memorable event.

Special recognition was also given to former Bailli of Momabasa Gurdeep Nayer following his promotion to Grand Officer for extraordinary services to Chaîne in Kenya. A great honour indeed for the National Bailliage.

Wangeci Gitobu
Vice-Chargée de Presse

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