Enthronization Gala Le Meridien Hotel, Deira, Dubai

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The World Chaine Day came early in the UAE. The annual Enthronization and Gala dinner took place on 8 April, 2021 at Le Meridien Hotel, Dubai.

With all the challenges presented by Covid-19 regulations we appreciate that Le Meridien was able to cope with the regulations, social distancing, space and even change-date.

Starting with the reception, the chef prepared a wide range of Canapés worthy of this special event accompanied by De Luca Prosecco and Kölsch bear sponsored by Mr. Willi Diener

Confit Peking duck
Traditional beef tartar in cone
Mushroom croquette
Smoke salmon with celery remoulade
King crab in rice sheet
Beef teriyaki
De Luca Prosecco

After the reception, the official ceremony started by a welcome message from Bailli Délégué, Mr. Ian Fairservice followed by the induction of new members and promotions to long time members. OMGD members were inducted as well.

Following the ceremony we were all eager for the special menu prepared by Executive chef Dominic Petzold.

Haddock veloute with smoke silver haddock, salsify royal, edible flowers and caviar
Hardy’s The Riddle Chardonnay

Confit calamari with green bay lentil homemade chorizos mayonnaise, sea grapes, black ink chips and taro roots
Hardy’s The Riddle Chardonnay

Main course
Grilled wagyu tenderloin with Japanese artichoke cook in 3 different ways, black truffle shavings, duck liver with speculoos crumble
Castel, Chateau Malbec Bordeaux Rouge

Refresh sorbet
Mint and verbena sorbet with popping rock salt
Domaine Coyeux, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, 2009

Pre dessert
Brebis Pyrenees cheese Shaving with, wild figs and cherry in port wine and almond biscuit
Domaine Coyeux, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, 2009

Liquid Milk chocolate donut with marinated cherry, quinoa crumble, cherry ice cream, chocolate honey comb and hazelnut shot
Domaine Coyeux, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise, 2009

Petit four Coffee praline, macarons, truffle chocolate, lemon tart
Tea and coffee

New members and promotees enjoyed the elegant atmosphere and ceremony. The excellent food and supporting wines were just icing on the cake. Our thanks to Chef Dominic Petzold and his Kitchen Brigade; and also Raja Data, Kunal Chand and the Service Brigade for coordination, attentive service.

Special thanks to:
Dominic Petzold, Complex Exec Chef
Ergun Dilbar, F&B Ops manager
Raja Datta, Banquet Manager F&B
Kunal Chand, Events Planning Executive

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