Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Chef’s Table/Kitchen – Stefan Borchardt, Moevenpick

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Moevenpick recently launched their rooftop Sky Brew biere club, an open air bar bar at the terrace of the hotel, with brilliant views excellent Bangalore weather I think its a great bet. As a part of the media launch that they planned, one event was Chef’ Kitchen / Table a cooking demo and introduction to Oktoberfest style food with Chef Stefan Borchardt, a German national who has extensive experience in the Orient, the Americas and is now executive chef at the Moevenpick, Hotel Jumeirah Beach property in Dubai

Chef Stefan Borchardt cooked almost everything that in front of us, was really so open and communicative all through the event.. We started the evening with Potato Cakes with Smoked Salmon and Dill cream,  potato cakes much like rosti was brilliant.. he made it fresh in front of us, with almost no binder, no cheese… the crispiness of it was brilliant

Potato Cakes in the pan

Potato Cakes in the pan

Flip them over with care

Flip them over with care

Reibekuchen mat Geräucherte Lachs und dill-sahne : Potato Cakes Served with Smoked Salmon & Dill cream (sour cream with fresh dill) I am a big smoked salmon fan and this one stuck all the right chords

Served with Smoked Salmon & Dill cream (sour cream with fresh dill) I am a big smoked salmon fan and this one stuck all the right chords

For the next course, Chef has whisking for us a green sauce – essentially bechamel with finely chopped Parsley which was to be served with Scallops, I don’t think there was anything that could go wrong with it I say 🙂

When I said finely chopped Parsley, I meant this fine.. God I wonder how they did it

When I said finely chopped Parsley, I meant this fine.. God I wonder how they did it

A little EVOO in

A little EVOO in

Give it a whisk

Give it a whisk

Sitr Fry some scallops

Sitr Fry some scallops

And its ready - Petersilienmus mit Jacobsmuschel - Parsley mousseline with scallopsLoved the dish apart from the fact that for me the sauce was way too much for that one scallop

And its ready – Petersilienmus mit Jacobsmuschel – Parsley mousseline with scallops
Loved the dish apart from the fact that for me the sauce was way too much for that one scallop

For the next course, Chef had plans to serve Nuremberg sausages with a typically German dish called the Spatzles – a concoction made of eggs, salt and flour which is cut/grated and directly thrown in a pot of boiling water till it comes to the surface meaning its cooked. Chef had the  Spatzles ready and sauteed them for us in brown butter and parsley to be served with Nuremberg sausages which were pre prepared in a clear sweet onion sauce..  The pot of sausages was left to simmer on the table on bunsen burner, the idea is to keep having some beer and eating. Communal eating I believe is big in Germany and this dish symbolizes that

So effortless tossing

So effortless tossing

The colors, the flavours

The colors, the flavours

Spatzles sauteed with brown butter and parsley

Spatzles sauteed with brown butter and parsley

Chef Posing for me :)

Chef Posing for me 🙂

Nuremberg sausages with sweet onion sauce simmering

Nuremberg sausages with sweet onion sauce simmering

Saure Zipferl mit Spätzle - Nürnberger sausage with Spätzle a little sweet mustard on top to balance everything

Saure Zipferl mit Spätzle – Nürnberger sausage with Spätzle
a little sweet mustard on top to balance everything

There were but ofcourse some Pretzels to go with the beer

There were but ofcourse some Pretzels to go with the beer

And as the last and final course of the meal, yes the sweet course we were served Moevenpick ice cream something I ask them everytime I go to Moevenpick, I have heard so much about the ice cream that I just couldn’t wait to bite into and boy was I happy… I can safely say that it was the best ice cream I have ever tasted in my life and it was just a vanilla flavour…

Being plated, just look at the those dessert bowls... aren't they OMG, infact all the plates and cutlery was fab but this one stole my heart

Being plated, just look at the those dessert bowls… aren’t they OMG, infact all the plates and cutlery was fab but this one stole my heart

Rote Grütze mit Zimt-sahne and Mövenpick Eiskrem - Mixed summer berry compote with cinnamon whipped cream and Mövenpick icecream

Rote Grütze mit Zimt-sahne and Mövenpick Eiskrem – Mixed summer berry compote with cinnamon whipped cream and Mövenpick icecream

Don’t tell anyone but I had two servings of that ice cream and shamelessly asked the Mövenpick guys when are they having us over for the ice cream tasting 😉

Another very interesting twist to the evening was receiving our diplomas, a huge edible pretzel on a red ribbon…

Thanks for the pic Ruth

Thanks for the pic Ruth

And here is how lovely the Sky Brew looks, I can’t wait for a time when I can convince the man to drive me to that side of the town to trip on the Giest beer that they will be serving, I had some of them in the BBQ event with Andy Ananat that I attended sometime ago and they were fab

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3 comments on “Chef’s Table/Kitchen – Stefan Borchardt, Moevenpick

  1. Aparna
    March 6, 2013

    Loving the new watermark Mon :). Amazing photos, and I can see it was a lovely evening!

  2. pinksocks
    March 11, 2013

    Love the new watermark Mon 🙂 The ice cream dishes are so cute

  3. iftikhar ,rana
    September 30, 2015

    i am working with chef .he is a grade man

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