This wedding between a young American bride and her German groom took place at the Harold Pratt House, the headquarters of The Council on Foreign Relations on Park Avenue. This seems appropriate, given that the guest list included eleven countries spanning Europe, Russia, the Middle East and the Americas. They met while studying for their doctorates at Columbia, both travelling the world. While on a work-study trip, the groom having smuggled the engagement ring from New York City, proposed by Lake Bunyoni, Uganda. How romantic is that!

  • international1Paprika gravlax with chilled cucumber soup and horseradish ice cream
  • international2Fava flan with mint emulsion and rosemary-roasted asparagus
  • international3Roast loin of lamb with scalloped potatoes — red wine-thyme sauc
  • international4Micro-arugula, celery, chrysanthemum and candy-stripe beet salad with golden beet sorbet

Amuse-Gueule

  • Wild mushroom soup with truffled crème fraîche
    Parsley and lemon-stuffed shrimp
    Chicken samosas with cilantro yoghurt
    Hoisin, maple duck salad
    Beet-chive spoons with citrus vinaigrette
    Radish with chile houmous and candied jalapeno

Dinner

  • Paprika gravlax with chilled cucumber soup and horseradish ice cream
  • Fava flan with mint emulsion and rosemary-roasted asparagus
    Brancott Sauvignon Blanc 2005
  • Lobster with curried orange sauce and Indian five spice oil
    Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc-Viognier 2004
  • Roast loin of lamb with scalloped potatoes — red wine-thyme sauce
    Dolcetto d’Alba Colombe, Renato Ratti 2004
  • Micro-arugula, celery, chrysanthemum and candy-stripe beet salad with golden beet sorbet — white port-horseradish vinaigrette
  • Robiola due latte dumplings with basil-poached grapes
    Chabichou du Poitue with rosewater-walnut crêpes
    Serra de Estrela with caramelised radicchio and endive — pine nut straw potatoes
    Fourme d’Ambert with wine-pickled nectarine
    Assorted dinner breads
    Bertani Valpolicella Ripasso 2003
  • Lemon-roasted pears with maple mascarpone and lingonberry sauce
    Dr. Fischer Ockfener Bockstein Riesling Auslese 2003
  • Celebration cake
    Domaine Chandon
    Coffee, de-caffeinated coffee, teas, tisanes

 


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  • Photography: Ellen Dubin
    Food Photography: Lisa Koenig