Guest of hon­our gets a preview of the food of his next post­ing

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As he heads to Kenya for an am­bas­sador’s posit­ing, Bangkok bids farewell to pop­u­lar Bel­gian diplo­mat Ni­co­las Ni­hon with an African­themed din­ner

It was a din­ner held to bid farewell to Ni­co­las Ni­hon, deputy head of the Bel­gian em­bassy in Bangkok, who was head­ing to Nairobi to take up the post of am­bas­sador to Kenya. No or­di­nary meal for him, though, not when the host was Count Ger­ald van der Straten Pon­thoz, who en­joys cre­at­ing un­usual din­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. Count Gerry worked with the chef of Plaza Athe­nee Ho­tel to come up with an African menu. Guests were treated to del­i­ca­cies such as Kenyan samosas, African pump­kin soup, oys­ter Mom­basa, croc­o­dile chilli curry Kenyastyle and East African guinea fowl. Kenya’s am­bas­sador to Thai­land, HE Pa­trick Simiyu Wam­ato, was also present and de­clared the food as good as any to be found in his coun­try.

HE Philippe Kridelka, Gilles Evrard and Alain Mis­sorten

Su­pasiri Amatayakul, Joe Amatyakul and Akrasid Amatayakul

ML Poom­chai Chum­bala and HE Jaime Nualart

The Pari­b­a­tra fam­ily: ML Varab­hanan, Varab­hathip and Maj Gen MR Varo­ros

Dhiprudee Yongsakul and Poom­pi­pat Sri­ratan­a­ban

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