Tag Archives: decadence

Review: Champagne Dom Perignon 1996 – Tasting Notes and Thoughts

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Dom Perignon 1996 – Those words alone should raise some brows amongst serious Champagne aficionados. In the wonderful world of Champagne, there is perhaps no wine more famous than the iconically shaped bottles of Dom Perignon – and, at the same time, perhaps none more controversial! Add to that the fate of the 1996 Champagne […]

Tasting Wine: Amazing Rhône Wines from Chateau L’Ermitage & Friends

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I’m a pretty lucky guy at times. A few weeks ago, for example, I was fortunate to attend an exclusive, private wine tasting hosted by my friends from Vestergaard Wines at my local wine store, Kolding Vinhandel. Vestergaard Wines had invited Jérôme Castillon from historic Chateau l’Ermitage in the Costières de Nîmes region of the […]

Sauce Demi-Glace Recipe: How To Make The Ultimate Classic French Sauce

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Ah, Sauce Demi-Glace… The perfect beefy sauce! A most treasured, often misunderstood curiosity of the French sauce kitchen – an important part of French culinary history that is mastered by few but cherished by many lovers of French haute cuisine. Sauce Demi-Glace atop a beautiful piece of Rib Eye Steak… Life on earth is good! Today […]

Sauce Espagnole Recipe: How to make Escoffier’s Famous Mother Sauce

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In today’s blog post, we explore a cornerstone of the French kitchen: Today we talk sauce. More to the point, we talk Sauce Espagnole – a classic brown sauce and one of the famous mother sauces of the French kitchen. Sauce Espagnole – A mother of a sauce! Sauce Espagnole – or Spanish Sauce if […]

Food Festival 2016: Pictures, Best Food and Favorite Moments

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Since 2012, Food Festival has been an institution in Aarhus, drawing an ever-increasing number of food growers, producers and distributors as well as food personalities, writers and mere mortal foodies alike. This year, some 27,000 people visited the festival and I, my Gawd, was one. Camp Gourmensch at Food Festival 2016. Photo credit: Malou, Klidmoster.dk […]