Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Lunch Menu at Austro-Hungarian Wine Seminar

Attendees at the Austro-Hungarian wine seminar held at the residence of the Austrian Ambassador on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, were served a buffet lunch at the end of the seminar.  The lunch was sponsored by the Esterhazy family of Hungary and the menu was devised by the winery’s chef who was flown in to London specifically for the event.  Lunch was served in the Empress Maria Theresia Room of the Ambassador’s residence.
Pannonian Goose Liver Variations (Terrine, Praline, Pan-Fried) 
Salmon Trout with Greaves Cake and small salad
Viennese Veal Escalope and Potato Salad
Rainbow Trout on Potato-Crayfish Mousseline and Braised Beetroot
“Kaiserschmarren” with a Prune/Plum Puree and Elderberry Ice Cream
Pancake and Apricot Jam
The wines were accompanied by a number of wines from the relevant countries.
Domäne Wachau Grüner Veltliner Smaragd Achleiten 2009
Weingut Prieler Leithaberg DAC Blaufränkisch Leithaberg 2008
Heidi Schröck, Gerhard Kracher Ruster Ausbruch Schröck/Kracher 2006
Zoltán Demeter Furmint Lapis Vineyard Tokaj 2008
Domaine Kreinbacher Old Vines Cuvée Olaszrizling, Furmint, Hárslevelű, Somló 2007
Disznókő, Patricius, Királyudvar Tokaj Eszencia


  1. How was the Heidi Schröck Ausbruch?

  2. I did not taste the '06 at lunch. The 07 was 12% alcohol, 228 g/l of residual sugar and total acidity of 8 g/l. Strong hints of quince; not as balanced as the Tokaji with which it was contrasted but long finish. It was very good. She is a very personable woman as she came over during lunch and sat with me and conversed at length.