Vendome Bensberg for Peter's 65th Birthday
www.schlossbensberg.com/en/restaurant-and-bar/restaurant-vendome

In order to celebrate Peter's 65th Birthday at the Vendome Bensberg we arrived in Cologne Germany
in the evening of 26th September 2013, and stayed in the Hotel Kardinal Schulete Hans also in Bensberg
on the first night. The the following day 27th September 2013, we transferred to the Scloss Bensberg
Grand Hotel that also has the Vendome Restaurant the main event of this trip. Then on Peter's actual Birthday
28th September 2013 we returned to England.


The Hotel Kardinal Schulte Hans now Catholic run hotel, Formally a Gestapo Head Quarter in the II World War
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We could see the Scloss Bensberg Grand Hotel form our room in the Hotel Kardinal Schulete Has
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The room the Hotel Kardinal Schulte Has is fairly plain but cheaper than the Scloss Bensberg.
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Peter at the Gate House to the Kandinal Schulete Has Hotel
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Being a nice day we walk to the Scloss Benberg Grand Hotel, could not get it all in the frame
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Peter happy with his choice of spicy Chocolate drink and Chocolate Gateau at the Chocolate Museum Cafe
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Entrance ticket for Chocolate Museum


Vendome Restaurant Entrance
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Peter dressed and ready for the meal at the Vendome Restaurant.
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Menu Late Summer 2013
OPENINGS

OREO goats curd, black olive pastry, lemon caviar
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FOIE GRAS ice cream, elderflower, nasturtium
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HAMATCHI lightly smoked, sushi crisp, apple-wasbi cream.
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LANGOUSTINE green walnut cream, scallop crisp, white sea weed salad
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SATEE from milk pork, blood sausage, chicory-apple salad
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MENU


Delicious bread and butter arrived!
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HORSE MACKEREL grilled, mixed pickles, cream of sardine
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TROUT horseradish, crab salad. This was a stand out dish!!
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CRAYFISH tandoori-marsalacream, kohirabi, lobster foam pot
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JOHN DORY FISH almonds, fennel, salad of mussels.
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BONE AND LEG tuna belly, grilled bone marrow, caviar. X100 F8.8 1/13 ISO 6400


SWEETBREADS black asparagus, black truffle, sugar snaps.
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VENISON ROYAL cassis, goose liver, turnip.
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FOURME D' AMBERT pillows, raspberries.
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APPLE OF SUMMER sour cream ice, apple-fennel granite'.
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SOYA yuzu,melon, sweet yolk
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COFFEE SORBET maroccan, artichoke puree and herbs.
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SWEETS


MACARON dark chocolate, cumin.
MARSHMALLOW orange blossom.
MAGNUM cru de cacao.
JELLY litchi, raspberry
CUPCAKE apple, cinnamon
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Peter Shertser's Complimentary birthday Gateau!, most brought back to UK
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Shot of us both, coffee and finishing sweets.
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Peter in foyer of Scloss Bensberg Grand Hotel
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Great time had by us, returning still on Peter's Birthday