Thursday, May 27, 2010

Austria takes Manhattan

On the top of the Ramscale South Loft with awesome views of Hudson river and under a marvelous sunset, Austria showcased its cuisine and its wine to member of the press for an exclusive event entitled Austria, in Good Taste. Guests experienced high-end Austrian cuisine paired with unique Austrian wines.

The exclusive Pumpkinseed Vanilla Custard with croquant and sweet pesto was made by chefs Wolfgang Ban and Eduard Frauneder of Seasonal; chef Kurt Gutenbrunner of Wallsé created its unique in taste "Tirol Milch" buttermilk mousse with Murfelder rhubarb and "Gegenbauer PX Vineger"; chef Adreas Goller from Café Kinski offered the magnificent sweet cheese dumpling with plum preserve and Austrian apricot whipped cream; and the zweigelt-braised ribs with apple balsamic vinegar were courtesy of chefs Andrew Chase and Erwin Schrottner from Café Katja.

Guests had the chance to try some of the unique Austrian wines - Grüner Veltiliner, Gemischter Satz and Riesling paired with Austrian cheese including the spicy-sweet Berglandmilch Moosbacher and the traditional gruyere-style hand cured Rupp Dorfkäse.

The tasting event was organized by the Austrian Trade Commission in NY as a kick-off party featuring Austrian ingredients available at The Food Emporium  for the “Austrian Food Weeks” in NYC from May 21st through June 3rd.