This post is also available in: German
AWARD-WINNING MENU WITH WINES FROM JEREZ
Friday, March 3, 2017, 7 pm
The Copa Jerez, an international Sherry food pairing competition, is a favorite event for restaurant industry insiders. The broad range of sherry styles opens up a world of possibilities for contestants to create the perfect combination of appetizers, main dishes and desserts, each with a matching wine. Preliminary national competitions are held in Belgium, Denmark, Germany, England, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain and the USA, with three cook-and-sommelier teams each presenting their best. Winning teams from those eight countries are then invited to meet on 13 June 2017 for the seventh international finale in Jerez. A five-person jury will then select the grand winner of the 2016/17 Copa Jerez.
We successfully convinced Germany’s representatives — or at least half of them — to join us in Berlin for a world-class Sherry menu at eat! berlin. The winning team is comprised of chef Brigitte Berghammer-Hunger and sommeliére Martina Schierer.
While Brigitte couldn’t pry herself away from her Friday shift at the stove, Martina Schierer graciously accepted our invitation. Their winning menu will be cooked on this evening by the fantastic chef at the Zollhaus, Gunter Beyer. Martina Schierer will explain the wines and present the individual Sherry types. This much we can reveal: Parker fans will love this evening!
We’ll be trying drams of both a 97 pointer and a perfect 100.
Herbert Beltle’s “Altes Zollhaus” restaurant, located at an idyllic spot on the Landwehr canal, specializes in traditional regional cuisine. And has been doing so since long before it became a much-imitated trend. The restaurant, which was once a depot for the local street cleaning company and then a checkpoint for steamships, is the most rural of all guest houses in Berlin. Those ready for a brief trip into the country don’t even need to go to Brandenburg. Kreuzberg has you covered.
open doors 6.30 pm, start 7 pm