15 juny 2009

Wistub du Sommelier

Foies Gras

It's been a long while since this blog has been updated. Unfortunately both of us didn't find the time to blog, but nonetheless we did find some places with exceptional food :-)

One of these places is the Wistub du Sommelier in Bergheim, Alsace, France. Run by a couple, she is responsible for the wine, he is responsible for the cookery. Both are doing a perfect job, a well fitting wine to a brilliant menu. I started with Foie Gras, continued with Risotto of Asparagus and Saffron from the Alsace and finished with the best Crême Brulé I ever tried. Acompanied by some very good white wines from the region it was a near perfect menu. Finished by a digestive from Jean-Paul Metté it was a nice experience.

Reservation is advisable as we managed to get the only table available in the small restaurant by sheer luck.

2 gen. 2008

Casa de Chá


Casa de Chá
Originally uploaded by nfcastro
Tea House inside a medieval castle (Figueira de Castelo Rogrido, Portugal). Very warm (inside; quite cold outside...) place with a nice tea selection. You will find it near the Castle main entrance.

1 gen. 2008

Bacalhau Com Broa, Em Cama de Espinafres


Bacalhau Com Broa, Em Cama de Espinafres

Originally uploaded by nfcastro
Faz-se uma cama de espinafres cozidos. Sobre ela depositam-se as lascas de bacalhau obtidas a partir de generosos lombos do mesmo. Cobre-se com um refogado de pimentos, cebola e alho. Rega-se à vontade com vinho branco e azeite, juntando-se sal e pimenta a gosto. Cobre-se com uma fritura de broa moida em azeite e vai ao forno para dourar. Acompanha eventualmente com batatas assadas e seguramente com um tinto encorpado.

5 ag. 2007

Semmelknödelsoufflee mit Pfifferlingsauce

Soak some dry white bread (cut in small bits) in milk for some time. Add slightly fried Echalotte and Speck (Ham) and one or two egg yolks. Add beaten white of egg. Put into soufflee forms and put it in the oven at 200°C for about 20mins.

The sauce is fried echalotte, ham, chantarelle mushrooms and cream, thickend whith ice cold butter. Salt and pepper to taste...

2 juny 2007

Tea Time


Casa de Chá
Originally uploaded by nfcastro
A magnificent selection of teas. A must in Granada.

19 març 2007

Wurstlstand


Wurstlstand
Originally uploaded by perreira.
All around Vienna you'll find these Sausage Parlors. You can get there nice hot dogs and similar stuff. Try "Eitrige", literally "purulent", a sausage with cheese bits in it.

Cafe Central


Cafe Central
Originally uploaded by perreira.
Vienna, 1. Bezirk, Herrengasse 14

One of the more chic cafés of Vienna. It also has a Wikipedia entry. I had lunch there, quite nice. A very stylish place but not as expensive as it appears. Nice place to go...

Cafe Hawelka


Cafe Hawelka
Originally uploaded by perreira.

Vienna, 1. Bezirk, Dorotheergasse 6



One of the famous vienna Cafés, it even has an entry in Wikipedia.
The coffee I did not try, but as it is not possible to get bad coffee in vienna :-) The Budweiser (the beer from Budvar, not the awful stuff from the US of A) was good, but expensive. A definite must if you are at Vienna, if the beer would be cheaper I would make it one of my favourite cafés.

4 gen. 2007

Cogumelos on Flickr


Crustacea
Originally uploaded by perreira.
Cogumelos Aporcalhados is proud to present you the flickr group of the same name... A place to put your pictures on culinaria, good restaurants and bars, recepies etc.

20 des. 2006

Sharpness


Sharpness
Originally uploaded by perreira.
There is nothing more handy than a sharp (and I mean SHARP) knife.