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Spargelfest Dinner

May 17, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We are at that time of year again for our traditional Spargelfest dinner.   This year the Spargelfest will be held at Café Mozart, a long-established German restaurant in Washington, D.C., on Friday, May 17, starting at 7 p.m.  The price for the event will be $80 for members and $90 for non-members. The Board encourages all members and friends of the Society to reserve as early as possible.  The deadline for making a reservation is May 13.
Please send your check with contact information (name, telephone and email) to:
5607 Huntington Parkway
Bethesda, MD 20814.

We’ll celebrate this annual event beginning with a Henkell Trocken Sekt, followed by a four-course dinner with various preparations of white and green asparagus, and seven other German, Austrian and Alsatian white and red wines, concluding with an Eiswein.   We have paired this meal with wines from Café Mozart as well as some from the Chapter’s cellar to match the bountiful variety of dishes that Café Mozart is offering us, in this delicious and traditional dinner.   The dinner will be served family-style, allowing guests to choose the dishes and quantities they prefer from the ample options available.  The range of German dishes available at Café Mozart will recall for many members the past Spargelfests that we enjoyed at the German Embassy House.

FIRST COURSE – Appetizers

Home-made liver-terrine with buttered asparagus tips served on mini-croutons, and a variety of German salads  – clear coleslaw, tomato salad, cucumber salad, including bi-color marinated asparagus

2011 Leo Hillinger Small Hill Pinot Noir/St. Laurent/Merlot blend, Burgenland, Austria
2006 J.L. Wolf Villa Wolf Pinot Noir, Wachenheim, Pfalz, Germany


Cream of asparagus soup with herb croutons

2011 Anton Bauer Gruener Veltliner Gmoerk, Wagram, Austria
2006 Paul Anheuser Scheurebe Kreuznacher Moenchberg, QbA, Nahe, Germany

THIRD COURSE – Main Dishes

Array of boiled and grilled white and green asparagus served with drawn butter and sauce hollandaise; petite grilled veal scaloppini; fried chicken cutlets; boiled, buttered new potatoes; German mini potato pancakes served with sour cream and caviar; creamy pasta with grilled shrimps; bite-size German sausages including bratwurst, debreziner, smoked bratwurst and knackwurst; and cured Westphalian ham-wrapped asparagus

2011 Willm Riesling, Alsace, France
2011 Dr. Thanisch Riesling Erben Mueller-Burggraf, QbA, Mosel, Germany

FOURTH COURSE – Dessert and Coffee or Tea

Choice of German Chocolate cake, Black Forest cake, Apple Strudel, Truffle cake, Hazelnut torte, and a platter of different kinds of small pastries or cookies
2002 Seebrich Niersteiner Oelberg Riesling Eiswein, Rheinhessen, Germany


May 17, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cafe Mozart
1331 H St NW
Washington, DC, 20005
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