Death by Chocolate ’16

asking Wikipedia, “tradition is a behavior (or belief) passed down within a group or society with a symbolic meaning or special significance with origins in the past”. Chocolate Encontros have formed a certain tradition as this will be the fourth one and thus the only theme that made it to the table this often in the 4 years that Encontro dos Sabores exists!!

When? Friday, December 16th.  As usual, doors will open at 6.30 for a relaxing arrival.
What? A typical menu @ EdS comprises 5 to 6 courses all touching chocolate in one way or the other, containing fish and/or meat. If you wish a vegetarian menu, please let me know when registering.
Please let me know if you have any allergies or intolerance, so I can make sure you only eat what is good for you.
CHF 75 with, 65 without alcohol. Please mention your choice when RSVP-ing.
I look forward to hearing back from you and will confirm your seat as soon as possible.
Have a lovely start into the week,

Dear all

after an unexpected rather long break: Encontro dos Sabores is back!

The new season opens with a British classic – the AFTERNOON TEA

A cup of tea in a vintage china cup, a homemade selection of savory and sweet treats on tiered stands and a group of interesting people around the table – what better way to spend a possibly grey November afternoon?

When: November 13th, a Sunday yes. 4-8 pm

Interested? Then RSVP by the weekend and I will swiftly confirm your seat.

Price is CHF 35 per person, including a glass of fizz

I am looking forward to welcoming you and getting my kitchen busy again 🙂




 “There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
Henry James

The Great British Menu

Welcome back! Yes, Encontro dos Sabores is still alive. Incredible how time flies.. Once you sit down and think when the last dinner took place it is shocking, but hey, we just took a really long summer break … And what a summer we have!! Still enjoying it to the MAX

Are you curious what’s gonna be on the plate? Read the title carefully again 🙂

I know what you think, British? Great? So, as some of you know I went to a cookery school earlier this year,  in England. ENGLAND? COOKERY SCHOOL? I swear, everyone said that when I talk(ed) about it. If you dare, join the next Encontro and find out what I learned. England is often misunderstood when it comes to food. Having visited only very few places to date, I know only tiny bits.  Every region, county, city…. they all have their local specialities and they are absolutely swamped with great, local, fresh produce, from the land or the sea. And of course, some are really wierd and I wouldn’t dare to try either. For sure!

But back to the title; The Great British Menu. I am addicted with that show on BBC (besides Masterchef), every year they have this country-wide competition for a special banquet dinner and it just felt like the right name for the revamp of the Encontro series. I will single out a few of the wonderful recipes we cooked in Ashburton at the cookery school and follow the Great British Menu tradition of a starter, a fish course, a main and a dessert. But as you know, Encontro’s courses can be manyfold, a dessert is not necessarily just A dessert…

As we are moving from summer to autumn, the season will determine the products on the plate. Thursday October 1st – 6 seats are there to be given! Let me know within the next few days if you would like to join and soon I’ll reconfirm.

as always, announce food allergies or any intolerance when reserving your seat so I can make sure you only eat what is good for you! CHF 75 with & 65 without alcohol.

I am happy to be “back” again and look forward to welcoming you at the table!

Have a lovely weekend,


Back to the roots

With a Brazilian name and lots of Brazilian music we listened to over the past few years, it still took almost 3 years to realize the first Brazilian Dinner @ Encontro dos Sabores! Don’t ask me why? But it was a success, I dare to say. We enjoyed Caipirinhas and beautiful sunny weather to kick-off the evening, nothing more to be wished for. If you want to check out what came on the plate, see pcitures here!

I am back in the kitchen now – or at least my brain is – to work on the next supper. Stay tuned for the invitation. As we are off to enjoy some holiday as well, it won’t be before June/ July though. Happy Springtime!