Category "Wine & Dine", October 31, 2015 - Stefan Hollmann - Dieser Artikel in deutscher Sprache
Update October 3, 2016

Cape Town cuisine meets Germany - Aubergine Restaurant in the Black Forst

We have been travelling to South Africa since 2003, and each time we visit our favorite restaurant, the Aubergine Restaurant in Cape Town. Back home in Germany it was great to hear that renowned chef Harald Bresselschmidt would come to the Black Forest, Germany, for a South Africa dinner event. For us a good opportunity for a nice weekend excursion.

South Africa visits Germany, Castle Eberstein in Gernsbach, Black Forest, Germany: The menu card

So in September 2014 we went to Gernsbach, a small town in the Black Forest, Germany, where Harald would show his culinary art during a dinner event on the beautiful historic Castle Eberstein. Castle Eberstein itself produces fine wines and offer high quality accommodation and dining experience, being the perfect place for a fine dining experience with South African touch.

Castle Eberstein in Gernsbach, Black Forest, Germany

Restaurant of Castle Eberstein in Gernsbach, Black Forest, Germany

It was on Saturday, 26th, and the evening started in the castle's patio with diverse little appetizers and a glass of bubbly. The event was fully booked with roundabout 70 people, and a 5 course menu was served, each course with pairing wine. My favorite course was the cured Blesbok loin (I love South African meat!), accented by Shiraz-Basting with potato-Kalahari truffle, savoy cabbage, poppyseed foam. With the Blesbok a Luddite Shiraz 2008 was served from a 9-Liter-Salmanasar - never before seen such a big bottle of wine! The wine was an excellent choice!

South Africa visits Germany, Castle Eberstein in Gernsbach, Black Forest, Germany: Table deco

South Africa visits Germany, Castle Eberstein in Gernsbach, Black Forest, Germany

South Africa visits Germany, Castle Eberstein in Gernsbach, Black Forest, Germany

The dinner ended late with a great desert: Composition of spicy Chocolate with Mango and Pineapple lichi sorbet and green tea ice cream and a matching sweet wine.

Harald told us that he has a special connection with Castle Eberstein through the castle's cook who was with him in Cape Town for a while. This led to this wonderful event.

Aubergine Restaurant at Castle Eberstein, Black Forest, Germany

Very well done, Harald, great evening! See you next time in Cape Town!

Harald Bresselschmidt with us at Castle Eberstein, Black Forest, Germany

 

Add a highlight to your stay in Cape Town, and enjoy Haralds haute cuisine on a sophisticated evening in his Aubergine Restaurant! Start the dinner with a glass of bubbly at the bar (as we learned to do); meanwhile you can study the menu card and make up your mind on your dinner choice. You must try South African meat (Springbok, Blesbok, Lamb e.g.), and a desert based on chocolate! Have some wine with your food - Harald has a great choice of wines, matching perfectly with the meal. Try a wine from the Grangehurst Winery, one of our favorites!

For making a booking visit the Aubergine's website: Aubergine Restaurant

 

If you are looking for a unique dinner event at a beautiful location in Germany, visit the website of Castle Eberstein.