Since 14 years ago hosted the World Oldest Cacti Nursery - Kakteen-Haage
on two weekends in the year a public cacti dinner. Since 8 years ago my girlfriend and me are guests on one evening at this really stunning event.
The special on this dinner is that is in all dishes a part of Opuntia ficus-indica
The evening starts with a welcome and a coctail or a small bit.
Then came the musicans and play mexican rhythms that all guest get a mexican feeling.
For me is that the moment where I'm go in my thoughts to Mexico. It's like a short vacation.
The appetizer was a small cacti leaf salad.Ensalada nopalitos en mojo de piña
(Cactus salad in pineapple dressing
It was a mix of a O. ficus-indica
leaf in stripes, strawberrys and pineapple juice.
After the appetizer the host and chief of the nursery Ulrich Haage welcomes all guests of the evening.
He was talking about the history of this event and the normal difficulties to creating the menu for this years cacti dinner.
The next dish was a cactus tortilla. Not a mexican but a spanish tortilla of eggs and potatoes.Tortilla con nopalitos y chorizo
(Cactus and chorizo tortilla
After that welcomes the chief of the kitchen Bastian Foerg all guests and he and his crew got a aloud applause for their excellent work.
The next was a Agave chick skewer with tomato souce.Pincho de pollo con salsa verde
(Skewered chicken with salsa verde
The souce was very spicy but very tasty.
Between the dishes again and again mexican sounds.
The chief of the kitchen talk after and during every dish about the recipe and ingredients. Some of it are really easy to make.Opuntia ficus-indica
leafs, cactus juice and sour cream mix and ready is a tasty soup.Nopal emperifollado con espuma de mango
(Nopal decked with mango foam
After all this tasty dishes we've got the main dish.
It was a calf back under a almond crust with sweetpotato cakes and herbs foam.Loncha de ternera bajo costra de almendras con galletas de batata y nopalito junto a hierbas espumosas
(Slice beef in almond crust with sweet potato biscuits with herbs and sparkling nopalito
After all this fantastic and absolutely tasty dishes get all a crown with the dessert.
It was a desert night cappucino (ice cream) with a hot banane. Cappucino congelado y plátano al copil
(Cappucino frozen banana to copil
All dishes was absolutely superb and was served with an excellent wine in harmony to the dish. For me it was again a great event and I'm looking forward to the next year.
Hásta la vista Amigos!