Delicious and relaxing weekend on the Beach

 The weather this weekend was glorious – clear, blue skies and lively waves in the lake.  Friends came out both days, and Saturday was an African Cowboy Brunch, which consisted of:

  •             Fresh mangos and tangerines
  •             White beans in a spicy tomato sauce
  •             Canadian-type bacon from the local butcher
  •             Fried eggs
  •             Whole wheat toast with wild bee honey
  •             Lots of Burundi coffee

 

Frying eggs and bacon

  Then, relaxing on the beach, reading, etc.

A walk on the beach, Congo hills in the background

 For Sunday, we had a tremendous international buffet orchestrated by Chef Richard at the hotel, which consisted of:

STARTERS
POTATO AND LEEK SOUP
MIXED SALAD WITH VEGETABLES FROM OUR ORGANIC GARDENS
CUCUMBERS FROM OUR ORGANIC GARDENS WITH YOGURT AND FRESH MINT DRESSING
RUSSIAN EGG SALAD
COLD PLATTER
TUNA WITH ONIONS AND CAPERS
MEATS
SPRING CHICKEN IN FRESH COCONUT SAUCE
TRADITIONAL AFRICAN BOILED CHEVERETTE
PORTUGESE BEEF TONGUE STEW
ENGLISH ROAST BEEF
CARVING
MBUSI CHOMA
(YOUNG CHEVRETTE, TEXAS-STYLE)
CARVING
BAKED WHOLE CAPTAIN FISH
VEGETARIAN
BATTERED AND DEEP-FRIED EGGPLANTS
SIDES
DEEP-FRIED PLANTAIN BANANAS
SAUTEED MIXED VEGETABLES
PARSLEYED POTATOES
RISIBISI RICE

 Especially good was the traditional boiled goat, the grilled goat, the baked whole fish, the battered eggplants…. and as always, the tremendous desserts made by pastry chef Arnold and his team

Pastry Chef Arnold's dessert table

 

Then, drinks by the lake, and relaxing.  Not a bad life….

Nice way to while away the afternoon...

 

 

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About dianabuja

With a group of BaTwa (pygmy) women potters, with whom we've worked to enhance production and sales of their wonderful pots - fantastic for cooking and serving. To see the 2 blogs on this work enter 'batwa pots' into the search engine located just above this picture. Blog entries throughout this site are about Africa, as well as about the Middle East and life in general - reflecting over 35 years of work and research in Africa and the Middle East – Come and join me!
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