Tuesday, October 13, 2015

BBQ Competition - Die Grill-Giganten


After having mastered the semi-finals in the city of Essen at the end of July (see my blog post HERE) – the women´s team took part in the finals of the bbq cooking competition in the city of Hamburg last Saturday. The competition took place as part of the eat&STYLE food fair and we are rather proud to have won the title of best bbq grilling team in Germany.
Nach dem Halb-Finale am 31. Juli in Essen (siehe auch meinen Blog Eintrag HIER) – ging es am letzten Samstag im Finale der Grill-Giganten in Hamburg, welches im Rahmen der eat&STYLE stattfand, ums Ganze. Unser Damen-Team hat sich erfolgreich als Sieger-Team mit einem festlichen Weihnachtsmenü vom Grill an die Spitze gegrillt. 




Our seasonal winning menu was created around the theme for the competition, „festive grilling“. As a first course we prepared „Marinated salmon steaks with winter ratatouille“ (which included turnip, parsnip, carrots, sweet potato, and butternut squash) and a "Jerusalem artichoke soup with hazelnut-arugula pesto" (using the hazelnut oil from my favorite local oil mill in Bonn). The main course was „Saddle of venison with an orange-rosehip sauce and a side of potato towers with mushroom ragout“ and the crowning finale was our dessertBrownies with vanilla ice cream and stewed plums“.

Many thanks to all those who participated in the competition with such dedication and enthusiasm!
So gab es als VorspeiseMarinierte Lachskoteletts an Winter-Ratatouille“ (mit Steckrübe, Pastinake, Möhre, Süßkartoffel und Butternut-Kürbis) und ein „Topinambursüppchen mit Haselnuss-Rauken-Pesto“ (natürlich mit dem unvergleichlichen Haselnuss-Öl aus der Bonner Oelmanufaktur), als Hauptgang dann „Gratinierter Rehrücken mit Orangen-Hagebutten-Sauce und Kartoffeltürmchen mit Pilzragout“ (mit einer Mandel-Honig-Kruste und zum krönenden Abschluss als NachtischBrownies mit Blitzvanilleeis an Zwetschgenkompott mit Zimt“.

Herzlichen Dank an alle Beteiligten – es hat unglaublich viel Spaß gemacht und war eine unvergessliche Erfahrung!



16 comments:

  1. What a wonderful menu! Congratulations - such a wonderful honor for such a dear friend! Liebe Grüße von uns beide! David

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    1. Dear David - many thanks to you and Mark! I am happy and rather relieved to have mastered and won the competition as part of the women´s team!
      Liebe Grüße nach Tucson, dear friend!
      Andrea

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  2. Congratulations!!! Das klingt ja nach einem wunderbaren Menü. Wohlverdienter Titel :-) Ganz liebe Gruesse aus Frederick!

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    1. Lieben Dank Wally! Es war sooo schön in Hamburg und der Titel ist auch nicht schlecht! Auf geht´s zum nächsten Blogpost - da wartet sooo viel auf mich/uns!
      Liebe Grüße aus dem inzwischen sehr kühlen Bonn!
      Andrea

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  3. Oh, Andrea, how fabulous. It is heartwarming to me to see your skills and expertise and hard work recognized and rewarded. I know it has not been easy to work this competition into your busy schedule. That you did and won is wonderful. Congratulations to you and the women's team for a big Win. As a colleague in FFWD and CCC and a personal friend, I am extremely proud of you. XOX

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    1. Dear Mary, you are making me blush - it means the world to me to have you say those words to me...the preparation phase was indeed a labor of love and with all those hitches during the week leading up to the competition, I was happy but also exhausted at the end of the day! I am sending you the biggest, fattest hug from afar as well as a huge "Thank you, my friend for all your support!"
      Andrea

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  4. Wow! Congratulation, you are a woman of many talents, love the dishes you prepared.

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    1. Cheri, thanks my dear! I am quite happy to have won the competition and utterly relieved that I will be moving on in life.
      Andrea

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  5. Congrats, Lovely! What a beautiful menu and I am really not surprised you won. So happy for you.
    xoxo

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    1. Colette, my dear, so very kind of you - we tried to stay as close as possible to our "festive theme" and chose the menu accordingly. Did our best and now I am the proud owner of a new and fancy bbq.

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  6. Congrats!
    you rock like GAGA!
    Love from MN. xxx

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    1. Kim, thank you very much, my dear! The competition was quite the challenge!
      Hugs, Andrea

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  7. Was für ein schönes Wochenende, das hätte mir auch Spaß gemacht. Der Birnen Tart sieht sehr lecker aus.

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    1. Danke, liebe Gerlinde! Es war ein wunderbares Wochenende in HH - da waren wir zum ersten Mal und es hat riesigen Spaß gemacht.
      Die Birnen-Tart ist ein wahrer Genuss!
      Liebe Grüße nach Santa Cruz und euch ein schönes Wochenende,
      Andrea

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  8. This is such a wonderful win for you, Andrea - congratulations! Your menu sounds heavenly.

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    1. Teresa, so very kind of you, thank you my dear!

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