Venezuela Festive Gala Dinner
Caracas, December 2, 2017
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.

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Amuse bouche

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

Grilled salmon
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
custard

Selection of petits fours and pralines

WINES & SPIRITS

Pinot Grigio - Tenuta Sant’Anna (Italy)
Protos Verdejo 2016 (Spain)
Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2015 (Italy)
L’Été Gascon, Domaine de Pellehaut 2012 (France)
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.

Wolfgang Gutmann
Bailli Délégué Honoraire