A Winner at Windsor

written by EatOut 17th April 2013

Article By Kenya Concierge…

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Last month, the Kenya Concierge team was invited to a VIP dinner at Windsor Golf & Country Club in Gigiri.  Our host, Ray Cournede, is often considered to be the best, yet-to-be-fully-discovered chef in Kenya and we all expect he’ll be nominated next year for a Taste Award.  The young French-Danish culinary curator gathered a large and dedicated following during his three-and-a-half years at Peponi Hotel on Lamu, and now his reach is extending to the Nairobi area, delighting new and regular fans alike.

Ray is understated in his manner, but his cooking is audacious, unique and profound, in terms of ingredients, creativity and presentation.  We were each served all four starters (the Asian Grilled Prawns were particularly sublime) and then selected from five different entrée offerings (it was a toss up between the Bouillabaise and the Rack of Lamb).

So if you’re up for a very special outing, Ray’s dining room at Windsor should be on your bucket list.


Vietnamese Beef Pho

Traditional Vietnamese Beef Soup,

Thin Strips of Beef, Ginger, Noodles, Sprouts, Spring Onions, Chilli & Herbs 

Rooibos-Smoked Ostrich Carpaccio

With Spiced Apricots & a Fennel and Herb Salad

Served with Charcoal Crackers 

Spaghetti con Calamari alla Griglia,

Limone, Peperoncino, Pomodori e Erbe

Spaghetti with Grilled Calamari, Lemon, Chilli, Tomatoes & Herbs 

Asian Grilled Prawns

Wasabi& Coconut Dressing, Served with Asian- Slaw & Pickled Mango

Main Course

Char-Grilled Filet Mignon with Roasted Bone Marrow & Parsley Salad

Parsnip Pure, Potato Croquettes with Marsala & Thyme Sauce


Pistachio & Pink Peppercorn Crusted Rack of Lamb with Port Jus

Smoky Apples & Potato Puree,

Buttered French Beans, Broad Beans & Peas



A Fish & Seafood Stew

Rouille & Garlic Bread


Grilled Tuna Nicoise with a Lemon Dressing

Green Beans, Cherry Tomatoes, Gnocchi, Olives, Capers & Herbs


Ravioli di Spinaci e Ricotta

Ravioli Filled with Spinach & Ricotta

In a Roasted Tomato & Basil Sauce


Home-Made Chocolate Pralines

Served with Coffee or Tea

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