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!!
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!
Save the date: Brazilian Night @ Encontro dos Sabores
pao de queijo, caldo de feijao, escondidinho de bacalhau
(cheese , beans, yuca, codfish)
(yuca, cheese, meat or shrimp)
(fish, macadamia, cashew, banana, passionfruit, rice)
carpaccio de banana, brigadeiro, beijinho
(banana, coconut, chocolate)
I look forward to welcoming you (again).
goodbye summer, hello autumn!
days are getting shorter, nights chilly (true, days as well) … yes! we are entering autumn! welcome all!
with the downside of cold weather, autumn opens the way to heartier dishes and markets currently spill over with loads of good produce. so I decided to create a menu that lets you enjoy the sun in the food, calls some summer memories and also opens up your taste buds for the new season.
goodbye summer, hello autumn! @ Encontro dos Sabores, September 26th
jerusalem artichoke (topinambur) & apple soup
a last day at the beach (with clams, fish, cauliflower) Vegi/ red onion tarte
pear, walnut, cheese
pear, redwine & chocolate