Outstanding event at the famous Gran Meliá Hotel
It was at the famous Gran Meliá Hotel located in the vibrant heart of Caracas that the Bailliage decided to stage its annual Chapitre. The five-star hotel combines timeless luxury with an avant-garde flair perfect for such an occasion.
At the reception members and their guests could choose from a selection of drinks including cava, Chivas Regal 18-year old Whisky and Grey Goose Vodka.
We all took note of the wonderful way the banqueting room was arranged ready for our eight-course dinner.
Terrine of lobster crab and grouper
quinoa salad, chilled mayonnaise flavoured with shellfish and fresh coconut
Double beef consommé
with foie gras and essence of black truffle
flakes of potato and sweet potato
cuttlefish and garlic emulsion
Guanábana (soursop) sorbet with Cognac
Herb-crusted rack of lamb rack roasted in its cooking juices
pistachio Basmati, eggplant caviar, smoked paprika
Brulée of goat’s cheese
hot puff pastry, rhubarb compote
Moist almond and orange sponge
iced parfait of Icoa white and Gran Samán dark chocolates
Selection of petits fours and pralines
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Gran Meliá selection of after-dinner digestives and liqueurs
It truly was an outstanding event, thanks in no small part to the management and staff of the hotel who, as a result, deservedly received a traditional Chaîne ovation at the conclusion of the event.
For the presentation of Certificates of Appreciation, Bailli Délégué Alfonso Limes was joined by Bailli Délégué Honoraire Wolfgang Gutmann, a Member of the Conseil Magistral, together with senior officers in the Bailliage.
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