Forty Vernon people who attended Kitchen Safari, sponsored by Grannies à Gogo: the Vernon - South Africa Connection, fondly remember November 7, 2009 as a night of delicious African cuisine. Guests, assigned to animal groups - Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs and Giraffes, were hosted at each of four homes designated Wallow, Watering Hole, Veld and Savanna. Prior to the event guests received instructions to guide them on their Safari. For example: The Elephant family gathers at Grabinsky’s Wallow for Sundowner Juice and appetizers. Elephants politely refrain from drinking their customary 10 litres and simply siphon from one glass. Elephants then trumpet their way to Barling’s Watering Hole where they suck up flavorful soup and chomp on corn bread. The script goes on to include the Veld and Savanna.
The menu consisted of: Appetizers: Bunny Chow, Biltong Quiche and Sundowner Juice; Sweet Potato Soup and African Corn Bread; a main course of Bobotie, Feta and Green Bean Salad accompanied by red or white African wine; and for dessert, Tipsy Tart and Red Bush Tea. Each home was decorated with African fabrics and ornaments and one home even engaged guests in African drumming. Guests were given a set of recipe cards so they could make the African dishes at home. It was a fabulous evening with net proceeds of $1460. The requests, “Please do this again!” assured us of a successful event. For more photos please visit our website: www.granniesagogo.com