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Journey of the Season- Forests and harvest delicacies 13.10 - 24.11.2014

Autumn - game dishes, lake fish, root vegetables, mushrooms and berries. This time of the year is time when the head chef has the opportunity to use all the freshest and finest of ingredients, so much so that one seasonal menu cannot fit them all…

Our Journey of the Season is a four course menu that is packed with these autumn delicacies. The theme of the wines is Northern Italy, concentrating on the regions of Piedmont and Veneto.

The first course is a combination of marinated and creamed Jerusalem artichoke and roe of vendace. From the region of Roero Piedmont, comes a traditional white wine, Roero Arneis 2013, produced by Prunotto. The light and crispy style of the wine guarantees a fresh start to the menu.

The second course is a silky-smooth wild mushroom cappucino, enhanced with hazel nuts and crunchy bacon crumbles. The creamy soup is perfectly balanced with an oak matured Chardonnay from a small Piedmont producer, Giulia Negri. Their Langhe Bianco 2010 adds a beautifully velvety finish to dish.

Elk is in the spotlight in the main course, prepared in two ways- roasted tenderloin and steak a la Wallenberg. Seasonal root vegetables add natural sweetness and lingonberry some acidity to the dish. Prunotto’s Bricco Colma 2007, made from an interesting grape variety, Albarossa, is a well-matured, wonderfully lush and fruity wine- simply irresistible companion with elk.

The sweet ending brings together an intriguing combination- Manjari chocolate and porcini mushrooms, guaranteed to melt in your mouth. Honey and home-made milk ice-cream flavored with vanilla crowns the dish. The natural bitter of Manjari chocolate is perfectly suited for a classic Veneto region sweet wine- Recioto della Valpolicella.