Kenyan Arabica coffee is known for delicious and rich flavours with hints of brightness. These flavours complement the creaminess of the ice cream very well. The crunch from the biscuits adds much-needed texture. Finally, the different temperatures of the espresso and the ice cream keeps things interesting and cool, poolside at Lonno Lodge.
Crepes often require some patience and a lot of skill. In this case, this recipe takes it up a notch with stuffing them full of a delicious filling. If you’re using blanched leeks as a rope, make sure you double knot it when you’re securing the money bags. The last thing you want is all your hard work unravelling in the oven.
Lounging next to the source of fresh seafood all day long will inspire you to add a taste of the ocean to this soulful dish. With the relaxing backdrop of Lonno Lodge, even a risotto seems to taste of depth.
An Indian influenced flatbread, the chapati is usually served with stews, curries and many dishes that originate from the coast. Its supple and flaky layers are accentuated with the crispy golden exterior and make it the perfect vessel for saucy mains and rich dishes.
Risotto epitomizes the proverb “Good things come to those who wait.” When cooked with patience care and attention, risotto can soothe the soul. This dish is the embodiment of mindfulness, which for many, is what they seek during a relaxing stay at Lonno Lodge.
The secret to this dish is ensuring that you create a great sear on the sirloin. Be patient and wait for the grill pan to get hot. Also, a cast iron pan is amazing for heat retention and caramelizing meats. Once you’ve tasted a sear from a cast iron pan, you’ll never go back to your aluminium, ceramic or steel pans.
Saffron is subtle but also very fragrant. This spice that originates from a flower called “crocus sativus” adds a subtle sweetness and elevates the humble potato dumpling. Just like Lonno Lodge, there’s an undeniable sense of opulence in this dish.
The phrase “eating with your eyes” rings true at Lonno Lodge. It’s almost unfortunate that you will break these perfectly formed Potato Roses with a hint of parmesan. But when you do, each morsel is incredibly fulfilling.
With very little oil and sodium, this dish is very healthy. The acid from the limes balances the sweetness of the honey, bite from the ginger and highlights the flavours of your desired fish. Make sure you select the freshest fish that you can find!
When gnocchi are made correctly, these pillows of perfection are soft, delicate, silky-smooth and airy. Who knew potato dumplings could be so heavenly and be able to live-up to the hype? Using a ricer to mash the potatoes will keep them aerated and soft. Never use a food processor unless you’re looking for a chewy potato glop.
Yellowfin Tuna is a favourite on the shores of the Indian Ocean. Marinated in soy sauce and paired with Pineapple and Cashew Nut Rice, this tuna dish marries Asian influence and some of the best produce Kenya offers.
Instead of chunks and flakes of tuna, at Lonno Lodge the chefs prefer raw, thin and elegant. Paper-thin slices of lean and raw tuna are delicately placed on the top of a steaming plate of farfalle. The residual steam will cook the tuna just enough whilst ensuring that the carpaccio remains tender.