Friday, May 18, 2007

May 17th 2007 - in retrospect

The brunch ended 7 PM, when the last guest left. At that point I just cleared the table and watched television. I am sorry to say that I did not report anything on the final result - but here it comes!!

Today I will leave for Sweden to by buy groceries, but before I leave I'll show you the rest of the brunch table and review the Champagne we drank.

On tray here you see

  • Top: Cured ham bought at El Corte Inglés, Placa Catalunya in Barcelona. It is branded En Celler D'En Joan, 08550 Balenyà. A great ham. very lean, a rich meat flavour and not oversalted.
  • Top left, 3-stjernet Hvidløgs Spegepølse. Danish , cold smokes cured salami with garlic. Produced by 3-stjernet in Horsens. Much garlic flavour, a little oversalted and greasy.
  • Top right: Chorizo Cantimpalos Extra, bought at El Corte Inglés, Placa Catalunya in Barcelona.. It is branded Pico Torre, 40213 Vallelado Segovia. Great paprika taste, much garlic, not oversalted. Definetely something to buy again
  • Low left: Cheese with onion and chives, produced by Allerstädter Käserei, 06442 Wolmirstedt. Very soft cheese with a distinct onion and chive taste. Delicious!!
  • Low right: My wraps with serrano ham and cream cheese with chili, as decribed earlier
Second tray: I used a mold to plate the scrambled eggs and potato sallad.
  • Around the edge of the tray - slices of smoked norwegian salmon
  • In the middle you see creamed potato sallad, i.e. diced precooked potatoes in a mayonnaise and sour cream dressing with chives. This is often used with cured meats as the ones on the other tray.
  • In the middle you also have scrambled eggs, made from 4 beaten eggs, a little cream, salt, pepper, herbs (Scandinavians traditionally use chives). This mix is slowly heated in a non stick pan while stirring.

Grémillet Brut Cuvée des Dames

Until they started their own brand, the Gremillet family in Balnot sur Laignes sold their harvest of grapes to famous Champagne houses as Veuve Clicquot or Mumm. But I am happy that they started their own production, as this is one of my favourite brands. It produce 150 000 bottles each year from their 17 hectar vineyard

It is based solely on chardonnay grapes. It has a wonderful yellow colour. It has a distinct apple character with hints of minerals. Very dry - as I like it and fresh.

Visit the Official Gremillet website

And sadly it is another year until the next brunch!!

See other recipes here on Enjoy Food & Travel here!!

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