Thursday, September 17, 2015

Grand Hyatt Amman Helps Us Celebrate 
9 Years of Family Flavours 

On the sweet side, breakfast of course has to include doughnuts in the shape of circles to complement our Family Flavours circles. These are coated with dark chocolate and pistachio. Berry crumble, red currant muffins, chocolate croissants, kiwi fruit danish, hazelnut twist, poppy seed breakfast cake and freshly made pancakes with all the toppings is anniversary sweet heaven for us.

But you won't find Pastry Chef Norbert Stanni of Grand Hyatt Amman by the pastries on this particular morning. Taking us back to his roots, Chef Norbert gives us a taste of his assortment of dark bread made with rye flour (sunflower, pumpkin seed and cereal - the variety of grains is fun for this Master Baker) and his favourite, braided semi-sweet bread. Moist and soft, it's perfect with butter or honey although I like it even on its own. For the health conscious of the bunch, Chef Norbert assures them that bread is good for you; it's what you put on it that matters. 

Top left: Chef Norbert waiting for the muffins to cool down a bit with Al Marji' Publications' Publisher & Managing Director Hind-Lara Mango
Bottom right: Chef Norbert offering Hanin Odeh, Director General of the Royal Health Awareness Society, bread and warm hospitality

Here, the team enjoying a well-earned break while Sous Chef Bilal Abu Hamida fills us in on the savoury selection, which includes cold cuts, roasted flank steak, salmon (and all its condiments), mixed green salad, and an assortment of cheeses, including goat cheese, some coated with parsley and some with sumac.

While Chef Bilal is here for our anniversary 11:00 breakfast gift, it was only recently that he worked a breakfast for a wedding party at three in the morning. Yes, breakfast is now evolving to provide more opportunities for the gracious hosts and hostesses of Jordan. Why end a wedding party at three when you and your guests are probably ready for breakfast after all that dancing!
At Al Marji' Publications, our experts and clients are truly an extension of 
our team

Top left: Hind with Amal Younis (BabyCord Jordan) and Pediatric Dentist Dr Mai Tayeh. Top right: Chef Norbert Stanni, Bailasan Badwan Public Relations Manager at Grand Hyatt Amman, and Hanin Odeh, Director General of the Royal Health Awareness Society

More of the team and partners, including Life Coach Samar Sabha (bottom left) and ARDD-Legal Aid Gender and Media Unit Manger Lana Zananiri and Media & Communications Officer Hani Okasheh

Team members, experts, partners, including Grand Hyatt Amman's chefs, sign our guest book

Executive Chef Thomas Brosnan takes a few minutes to write us a few uplifting words. Our nine year anniversary is a memorable one for him as well. Nine years ago was Chef Thomas' first year joining the Hyatt family, first in Dubai. "Joining such a large hotel coming from a small restaurant background, I was like a fish out of water," he recalls. "But I never looked back." As we witness Chef Thomas at work with his team, and his rapport with us, it's clear that his small restaurant background is precisely what the large chain hotel needed.

Thank you Grand Hyatt Amman and thank you to team members, experts, partners, clients and readers who give us a reason to celebrate year after year!


Unknown said...

Truly, this is very interesting. Your party was just great my friend. Last night we had been to a grand reception party of my colleague at the popular reception halls in Atlanta. The party was amazing. Everything there was so pretty and the food was terrific. I loved eating traditional Thai cuisines.

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