Christmas Celebrations at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

little over a week ago I put up a blog on Christmas celebrations, village style: 

Christmas in Burundi: Celebrations in the Nearby Village of Kajaga-Kinyinya

Now, here is how the ‘better off’ celebrate Christmas cuisine:

Revised  27 Dec. 2014>

Fishermen  in front of the Hotel, with Bujumbura in the background.  The ancient college of the Jesuits sits above the city, atop

Fishermen in front of the Hotel, with Bujumbura in the background. The ancient college of the Jesuits sits above the city, atop the capital.  Wikipedia

Christmas day at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika.  Guests  relax by the lake, where snacks can be ordered

In the kitchen of the hotel, vegetables are being prepared on the right side and salads in the middle island

Mid-day, preparing brochettes and frites (fries) for single orders by the pool

Chef Arnold prepares cakes and other desert treats

Meats are prepared in an adjoining room.

The central stove has room for cooks to work on ‘all sides’

One of the two large ovens

Fresh fruits are organized – we have a wonderful selection of year-round fruits

Maitre Emmanuel and his staff arrange the buffet

 

The roast pig is ready

Belgian beer on tap

Guests at the buffet have a very large choice of foods

the roast goose is going fast

Dessert table

Popular dress for the season

Meanwhile, guards hang out by the lake

Many guests enjoy the pools and the sun and eating snacks from the kitchen

Finally, Père Noel and his assistant come to visit with goodies for the kids

Chef Richard and his senior team wish you Happy Holidays!

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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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3 Responses to Christmas Celebrations at the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika

  1. Clanmother says:

    What a wonderful time!!! Happy New Year!
    I am looking forward to a New Year and am taking this quote by Rainer Maria Rilke, with me…

    “An now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”

    Like

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