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    Dinner in Zanzibar

    Molly53
    Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:17 pm
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    Make this a formal dinner. The tablecloth should be of damask or white linen. Set the table with gleaming silverware and use your best crystal goblets for sparkling water or a mild beer. Arrange a centerpiece of tropical fruits in a low attractive bowl interspersed with short-stemmed flowers. Spice scented candles in silver candelabra will help create the atmosphere of the Spice Island. Attractive service plates complete the table setting.

    As guests arrive for the Zanzibar dinner, put five or six whole cloves into their hands. They will look at you with surprise, but when they see that you are chewing on one, they will quickly follow suit.

    The soup may be brought in from the kitchen in double-handled soup cups with an underliner and placed on the service plate. When the course is finished, the dishes, including the service plates, are removed.

    Next, serve two fish croquettes on a salad plate, garnished with lemon slices studded with cloves on a bed of parsley.

    Rice in an attractive bowl is spooned in a mound on dinner plates, followed by a large bowl of beef curry which each guest is invited to spoon liberally over the rice.

    A glass-sectioned relish dish containing the sambals, or accompaniments, for a curry is passed around.

    The delicate banana custard chilled in wine glasses is the dessert. Coffee is served after dinner.


    Supu Ya Kuku, Chicken Soup of Zanzibar
    Cajun Fish Croquette
    Beef Curry
    Perfect Basic White Rice
    N'dizi No Kastad (Banana Custard, Zanzibar Style)
    Arabian Coffee

    All comments or suggestions welcomed! icon_smile.gif
    Zurie
    Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:22 am
    Forum Host
    Thank you, Molly! Zanzibar is a gorgeous island off the mainland of Africa (it's part of Tanzania). Sorry, the map is a bit small.



    Zanzibar has fantastic lodges and hotels. It's safe and the beaches are clean and the sea water is warm. You'd probably fly to Cape Town and get a connecting flight from there straight to the Zanzibar airport.





    Molly53
    Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:50 pm
    Forum Host
    Gorgeous pics, Zurie! icon_smile.gif
    Leggy Peggy
    Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:18 pm
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    We loved Zanzibar. I think there are also flights from Nairobi to Stone City,
    the main town in Zanzibar. We went by ferry from Dar es Salaam, the
    capital fo Tanzania.
    JoyfulCook
    Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:30 am
    Forum Host
    Yes there are flights from Nairobi and Mombasa - a fantastic place
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