vinodorado goes to the golf course!

vinodorado gut lärchenhof golf club

hi everyone!

do you all play golf? are any of you members of a golf club? well i don’t & i’m not. hahaha quite honestly i’ve never even so much as held a club in my hands. so why am i talking about golf?

it just so happens that not too far from köln, is one of the premier golf clubs in all of germany (or so they tell me i have no clue as far as golf clubs are concerned) “gut lärchenhof golf club“.

why does this matter???!!!

because as luck would have it, i was invited to attend a “dance into the may party” at gut lärchenhof. it was a culinary affair & where there is food….. (i think you can guess) there is WINE!

so who was there? alexander hecht the wonderful sales rep (& my friend) from smart wines & another rep from kölner weinkeller who was an absolute pill & therefore she will not be mentioned further.

the evening started off innocently enough. the room was filled with an exciting clucking of the sorts from grannies & their middle aged children. to my great surprise the aperatif of choice was not a german sekt, or champagne but….

CAVA yes thats right my all time fav sparkler. bien sûr the juvé y camps was supplied by s.m. it’s just one of the many stellar wines in the smart wines portfolio. another fav was the gut hermannsberg 2011 jubiläums riesling from the nahe, germany.

some goodies @G.L.

some goodies @G.L.

but you wanna know the funny thing? what really made my evening was the oysters. haha i know a new yorker through & through, we can’t get enough of the stuff. oysters are pretty hard to come by in germany… as in you practically never see them on any menu & if you are lucky enough to come by them the resto staff will almost never be able to give you any clue as to where they might be from.

but this was different my friends, this was “dance into the may” @gutlärchenhof so naturally they had an endless supply of oysters. not only that but they had two different kinds both from sylt.

what it sylt you ask? oh honey its practically the hamptons of germany. yes germany has beaches & islands. while they are on the cooler side (climate wise) many members of the rich&famous chose to summer there & of course eat oysters.

vinodorado g.l. oysters

besides the oysters there were sooooo many delish things to eat. outside the grill was blazing with sumptuous (yes legit sumptuous) slices of iberico pig chin.

young chef grills the delicate jamon iberico chins

young chef grills the delicate jamon iberico chin

then inside the kitchen doors were open for all to see. i wonder if the chefs always work in absynth green lighting surrounded by candlelight?

hmmm the green is a bit camp but i give them props for trying

hmmm the green is a bit camp but i give them props for trying

all in all despite the totally posh locale & the large octogenarian group people got down. thats right! towards the end of the night the lights dimmed until it matched the kitchen lighting & then (not everyone but) many my self included downed a glass or two of grahams 20 years old tawny port & danced into the may.

hope you guys enjoyed my little trip to the posh golf club, what do you think? would love to know!!!

from vino with love