gemini girls birthday apéro

Picture from A Guide to Colorful Entertaining by Lilly Pulitzer, illustrated by IZAK ZENOU (my favorite illustrator)
Weather: Clear blue sky; Location & date: Basel, Friday, 27 June, 2008

I had a joint birthday celebration with my friend last Friday night at my place with our new terrace finished just in time. That night we had a very nice evening with delicious food, nice wine and most importantly nice companies. Below was our menu with homemade signature dishes and the photo gallery. Please stay tune for some of the recipes.

Many thanks to my friends for bringing their lovely food and gifts! I have widened my food horizon again!


Int’l Culinary Tasting Menu, 27 June 2008


Main Dishes

Aubergine salad (Turkish)

Chicken Satay (Indonesian)

Guacamole (Mexican)

Rice Paper Spring Roll (Vietnamese) 

Olive Bread with Bruschetta (Italian)

Sausages with Tomatoes & Potatoes (Spanish)

Cheese & Fruit Platter

Gruyerzer (CH),  Peccorino (I),  Münster (F), Brie (F)



German Cheese cake

Vegetable Kugelhopf


White Wine

Grüner Veltliner 2005, Austria

Val de Sil 2006, Valdeorras, Spain 


Red Wine

Conde Bastiano Gran Reserva, 1998, La Mancha, Spain

Sang des Cailloux 2003, Vacqueyras, Provence, France


2 thoughts on “gemini girls birthday apéro

  1. A belated happy birthday to you. The food looks yummy – especially the aubergine salad.

    Thx Simon. I received the recipe from my friend, it’s quite a lot of work for a dish.

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