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Thursday, 20 September 2007

Back again - with a very festive Lunch


Even the longest visit at home must come to an end... I've enjoyed my stay back home in Germany thoroughly. One reason was for sure the endless number of feasts and parties I was able to attend. This will be just the first account of many more to come!

I was lucky enough to attend a very festive lunch which turned out to be a wonderful lesson in food styling - amost every dish had edible flowers as a colourful and tasty garnish. I also enjoyed taking pictures in full natural light (with just a little fill-in flash bouncing from above) - a completely new experience...

The feast started off with shrimp ravioli on braised fennel (pictured above).


The second course was a satisfying pumpkin soup garnished with pumpkin seeds and their oil. On the side a crispy grissini wrapped in Parma ham.


The third course was a creamy spaghetti dish with Oyster mushrooms and zucchini (unfortunately, morels hadn't been available as planned).


The main course was roasted duck breast served with crispy potato roesti and chanterelle mushrooms.

The sweet final was white poppy seed mousse served with caramelized apricots.

Truly delicious!

9 comments:

Anh said...

Eva. Welcome back. I have missed ya!

It's good to know that you had a wonderful time and delicious food! Now I have to come back to your post and drool over your amazing photos.

C'tina said...

Truly breath taking photos! Glad you had an enjoyable visit to celebrate with your family.

Eva said...

Thanks for the warm welcome, Anh! Although I've been real busy, I did miss my daily blog reading - have to catch up on so many of your wonderful posts!

Thanks c'tina - with such a beautiful plating (something I'm still not capable of) it just couldn't go wrong.

C'tina said...

Who needs 'plating' with presentation like this http://sweet-sins.blogspot.com/2007/06/waiter-theres-something-in-mydumplings.html There was a plumb tart or something that glistened, and the light and depth was really striking...oh Pia's..I just want to dive right in, slide down those litte concave spaces...reminds me of Dahl's tunnel into the peach...

Tartelette said...

What a grat time you must have had! That dessert looks incredible!

Nora B. said...

Such a wonderful meal, and terrific photos! You managed to capture all that despite having people around you, now that is an indication of your skills for sure. We still haven't had time to talk about all the wonderful food you've had in Germany. I'm glad you are back :-)

Eva said...

Thanks C'Tina - it's unbelievable how happy it makes me once I've taken a photo I'm truly satisfied with..:-) And it's a wonderful feeling to see that appreciated!

Tartelette - It's hard to imagine that one can eat so much in one month... And I was lucky enough to get some leftover dessert the next day..;-)

Nora - This time I definitely realized how important natural light is (which will be a prime precondition for my next apartment, that's for sure... Hope to show you more pics soon!

Maci said...

Ich finde keine Worte für all das Schöne hier! Deine Fotos gefallen mir besonders gut! Sagenhaft!

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Beautiful! The pumpkin soup looks especially delicious.

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