I recently hosted a pop up dinner in my garden. The theme was Fire and Spice.
My vision was to incorporate nature and autumn in my dinner. I was so lucky that the weather was good and the temperature was reasonable. I set the table inside a small tent to make sure, that the guest were sheltered from the wind and cold.
The guests started with appetizers:
The menu was set from the produce and cooking style at this time of year;
– Toast melba buttered with smoked soft cheese with butter roasted chanterelles and porcinis with lemon zest and thyme sprinkled with lemon olive oil.
– Rye bread chips with confit de canard mixed with sumak and chopped raspberries drizzled with 30 year old balsamico
The starters were served with a gorgeous drink – a Bramble.
The starter was mussels in cider with thyme, little apple squares and cream served with bread and butter. Served with a wonderful demi-sec cider from Spain.
The guests then had a little sorbet made from rosé peppercorns, star anis and long black peppercorns.
The main course was made with inspiration from a dinner at Restaurant Ravelinen in Copenhagen. It was dark beer braised veal shanks with butter steamed salsify roots, dressed with roasted breads chunks, fresh tarragon and drizzled with olive oil. For the main course the guest had the option of having served white wines from Argillae Winery or a red wine from Fabios Vine.
The last palate cleanser was a jerusalem artichoke and long black peppercorn sorbet.
For dessert my very good friend Kim had made a curdled cream with Johan Bülow licorice, bucktorn jelly and muesli decorated with bronze fennel.
A very big thank you to my sponsors. Thank you so much for your contribution that made this evening as beautiful and perfect as it was.
www.fabiosvine.dk: @fabiosvine.dk: Colline Lucchesi DOC.
www.stilk.dk: Riestra Semi-seca and Zapiain Sidra Natural
www.argillae.com: Orvieto DOC Dry White Wine and Umbria IGP Bianco Dry White Wine
www.monkeybar.dk: Cocktail Bramble and Tea Past Ten
www.asaspice.dk: Sumak, Long pepper, Star Anis, Green Cardemom, Cinnamon, Rosé pepper corns.
www.madebymama.it: Lemon Olivi Oil
www.kobmandenisollerod.dk: Elderflower og elderberry cordial and applejuice
Slagter Johannes Petersen, Kaplevej 3, 2830 Virum: Salted Veal shanks and as always the best guidance and a nice talk.
Thanks to Anna Emilia and Mathilde for serving the dinner, cleaning the kitchen and being awesome. I could not have done it without you!
Last but certainly not least a huge thanks to my amazing husband for being both photographer and my go to guy all through the process. I love you so much.