Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Wedding Banquet #1

Do you remember this? There was also a first wedding banquet on June 7, 2008 - exactly half a year ago in the courtyard of my clan's residence. My then almost 85 year old father even cleaned the 395 year old house with the hose to impress our friends and relatives.

Toño's & mine job was to bring the location, a tent with tables and last but not least the guests.

We made a Wine & Dine (& maybe Dance) and all parts in that were organised by our friends Alicia and Thomas...

... such a brilliant chef, loads of wine and music.

We hopped that they could engage Chris Trewer as our chef - and they actually did. We were once at a wine and dine to the theme black & white. It took place in an atelier of a painter who made huge paintings in black & white only and Chris Trewer served a stupendous menu in black & white. Chris Trewer was Gault Millau's Swiss discovery of the year 2000, he then cooked Zurich's restaurant mesa into Gault Millau points, before he opened his own place.

Chris Trewer prepared a six course menu in the tractor den, during which his oven broke. This did not knock him out of his stride, he just did everything on the barbecue. His menu was combination of Thurgau cuisine (my heritage) and Méxican cuisine (Toño's heritage). The same concept was applied by Alicia and Thomas for the selection of the wines. Only the champagne came from France.


Thurgau bread roll with herb dipp
Tortillas con salsa de frijoles negros picantes
Thurgau sauseages on a skewer
Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru, Champagne Bonnaire


Ensalada de camarones con nopales
Sequana 2006, Weisse Assemblange, Wolfer, Weinfelden, Thurgau


Sopa de huitlacoche
Chardonnay 2005, Bodega Santo Tomas, Ensenada, Baja California

First Main Course

Thurgau style dumplings with sauerkraut, pears and apples
Burgherrewy Blauburgunder Auslese 2006, Wolfer, Weinfelden, Thurgau
Tempranillo & Cabernet Sauvignon 2004, Bodega Santo Tomas, Ensenada, Baja California

Second Main Course

Mole poblano de guajolote con tortillas
Burgherrewy Blauburgunder Grand Vin 2006, Wolfer, Weinfelden, Thurgau
Terra Don Luis Selección 2003, Vinicola La Cetto, Ensenada, Baja California


Plums Thurgau style in a glas
Müller-Thurgau edelsüss, Wolfer, Weinfelden, Thurgau

Photos by Thomas, Beat, Tigresa &


Anonymous said...

I love to remember our day...

Well the thing is that on the very same day died my best girl friend Isabel. She was only 38 years old and... we kind of miss her much. Joy and sadness go sometimes very close together.


Expat Traveler said...

I think your venue was incredible!! And to have a father that does that much work to impress everyone is so special, really!!!

Thanks for bringing back the reminder of these photos. Remember when you don't get to see them in person, it's great to see them more often....

And a beautiful day it must have been. That menu looks incredible too!

I tell ya, I will gun for another visit back within another year or so!