Archive | January, 2012

Coconut créme brûlée from Ngala Lodge

In my last blog I had a fascinating chat with Jonathan Groves, the executive chef at the wonderful Ngala Lodge Restaurant (on Atlantic Boulevard between Figara and Bakau). He’s kindly shared with us his recipe for this delicious Coconut créme brûlée which Ngala has featured on the menu since October. It’s been a great hit […]

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Carbon Offset schemes in The Gambia

As a specialist tour operator with an on-going commitment to sustainable tourism we seek wherever we can to counter the effect our industry has upon the environment. A Carbon Offset Scheme seemed the next logical step in this commitment and with the help of TICOS (the Tourism Industry Carbon Offset Service), we began a scheme in 2007. I travelled to The Gambia in November with industry expert Dick Sisman to monitor how work is progressing with our carbon offset schemes.

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International chef Jonathan Groves chats about his career and working in The Gambia

Have you ever cooked for 900 people for a wedding and have 1,500 turn up! No, unsurprisingly, me neither. Jonathan Groves, the superb chef at Ngala Lodge has. Last month, while staying at this beautiful boutique hotel in The Gambia, West Africa, I was lucky enough to interview him and find out more about his career, which […]

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The Sandele birthday (re)treat

We have a guest post from Jonathan Tullet for you today. Jonathan recently visited The Gambia with his partner Rae, and they had a great experience at the eco-retreat of Sandele. I shall leave you in Jonathan’s capable hands…

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