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Egypt Chapitre

Cairo, June 2, 2016

Palatial surroundings for a Gala evening

The Cairo Marriott Hotel opened the doors of its “Palace” to our National Bailliage for this Gala Induction evening.

The hotel comprises the palace with two large buildings surrounding it. One of the remaining beacons of beauty in Cairo, the Al Gezira Palace was built by Khedive Ismail as guest accommodation for the Empress Eugenie and other European guests who were participating in the celebrations of the Suez Canal inauguration in 1869.

Klaus Tritschler, Member of the Conseil d'Administration from Germany presided over the Induction Ceremony. He was assisted by the following high-ranking Chaîne officers:
- Marie Jones, International Vice-President
- Karim Henein, Member of the Conseil d’Administration and Chancelier of Egypt
- Amal El Tobgy, Member of the Conseil Magistral and Bailli Délégué Honoraire of Egypt
- Yves Pharès, Bailli Délégué of Egypt

Among the 38 Professional and Non-professional Members inducted was Hans-Georg Roehrbein, the Cairo Marriott’s General Manager.

Ambassadors and senior Embassy officials were among the members and guests attending the dinner. The courses of the refined menu were skilfully prepared by the hotel’s French and Egyptian Executive Chefs, Philippe Bossert and Samy Salama respectively.

Chilled watermelon soup with mint and ginger
Leila Rosé

Classic tuna salad
truffle dressing, signature of mustard seeds
Leila Rosé

Lavender sherbet
Roasted spiced “Rougié” duck breast
blood orange sauce and oven-roasted vegetables
Ayam Red

Stuffed Dutch veal fillet
sweetbread, apricot and fresh spinach
Grand Marquis Red

Baked pears with topped with vanilla sauce
Aida Sparkling Wine

Brie, Gruyère and Camembert
Aida Sparkling Wine

Tea and coffee
Homemade Chocolates

A live band enchanted the audience with their repertoire and brought many to the dance floor. Last but not least, a draw with many prizes brought big smiles for the lucky ticket holders.

Vive la Chaîne!

Yves Pharès
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