cook-off part 2

Every year around January, my company invites their employees and good cooperation partners to a cooking event. This year, we tried out a new location. Instead of one cook, there were two starchefs supervising us. One of them was very funny and outgoing and the other one was rather serious and good-looking – good combination! 😉


As starter, we had mixed salad with steak tartare and parmesam foam. The main dish constisted of venison with three kinds of parsnip and onion-redwine-sauce. And the dessert was a deep-fried semolina dumpling with vanilla sauce, nougat ice cream and some kind of blood-orange “sandwich”.

My task was to handcut the steak tartare. It is pretty easy but it took forever to cut the veal tenderloin first into slices, then stripes and chop them into a tartare-consistency. But it was so tasty! 😉



The evening after cooking delicious spaghetti, my parents, my sister and me went out for dinner. We went to a steak restaurant in which they serve steaks from the US, Argentina and Europe as “normal”, cuts and/or dry-aged steaks.

We started with a tartar-variation of salmon, tuna and beef.


As main course, my sister and my mum had a New York-cut dry-aged steak with salad, my dad had monkfish with rosemary potatoes and I had a dry-aged bone-in rib-eye steak with pommes allumettes.


My steak was huge, it weighed 600 grams (raw). And it was sooooo good!


I don’t know how my sister and me could still manage to eat dessert but we shared a plate of mixed homemade ice creams. In the end, we were really full and happy. We even left a message for the kitchen staff as thanks. 🙂



veggie burger

Last week I met with my penguin-friends (yeah, shorter name!) at a burger shop. I have been to one of their other branches years ago and I was greatly disappointed with their food. So, I went there with mixed feelings.

The burger chain serves beef burgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers and also vegan burgers. To me the beef and chicken burger sounded so plain, so I decided to take a veggie burger with a walnut-patty, cheese and sprouts. My friends ordered a veggie burger with walnut-patty, goat cheese and fig chutney and a vegan burger with tomato and salad. As side dish, we had salad and sweet potato fries.


I was really surprised how delicious the burger was. I even liked the bun!