Elewana’s Group Training and Development Chef, Nicky Bryden has been working hard with the teams in the kitchens to conjure up a magnificent food and beverage offering for the upcoming Festive Season. All the camps are serving unique menus but with a unified approach to using local ingredients.
In Kenya, Elephant Pepper Camp is offering an African style Christmas lunch with local takes on traditional favourites and Christmas Eve and NYE ‘under the stars’ with specialities from the grill including lemongrass red snapper with wali nasi (coconut rice) and apricot curry glazed pork fillet medallions. Lewa Safrai Camp is putting on a five-course tasting menu for Christmas Eve and NYE with delights such as beef fillet with brandy sauce and turmeric spaetzle. There is also a NYE BBQ dinner.
In Tanzania Elewana Tarangire Treetops will offer guests ‘dinner under the stars and baobabs’ on Christmas Eve and NYE with a ‘feast on the fire’ that includes African spiced beef sausage, tamarind samaki mchuzi (fish curry) and black pot roast vegetable ‘chunga’. Arusha Coffee Lodge will be offering their guests a seven-course tasting menu that focuses on African cuisine on Christmas Eve and NYE and ‘around the world’ on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Dishes include hibiscus chai cured salmon gravlax with fennel and citrus and slow braised mbuzi (goat) with ugali gnocchi and mint chimichurri.