Family lunch

On Saturday we celebrated my father's birthday with a lunch with my sister's in-laws and their mothers. 

Tradition wants it that any celebration is kicked off with a glass of bubbly. 

The starter was a slice of toast with homemade pâté. Since I no longer eat meat, my mum had cooked filets de limande with carrot salad and rice just for me as a starter and main. 

Everyone else had chevreuil (deer), green salad, peas and carrots, chanterelles, beans, pears, mashed potatoes, spaetzle and red cabbage. My mum is just the most amazing cook. Never in my life will I be able to produce such a feast. 

We moved on to cheese. The two at the top were very runny even after we took them out of the fridge. They don't look great but the main thing is that they were delicious! 

As a surprise dessert, my father received this ice cream and sorbet sledge with a sparkling candle from Oberweis. It's one of the prettiest desserts I've seen this year. 

As if the sledge wasn't enough... We also ate this chocolate mousse log from Oberweis.

But my favourite was the Christmas log from Pâtisserie Simon. 

Who is counting calories at Christmas? My mum's friend P (aka Kate) had offered us a Stollen, so we had that too with our Nespressos. 

After all this heavy lunch which ended at around 5 pm, it was fairly easy to skip dinner. And by 7 pm I was ready to roll into my bed and sleep. 



  1. Look like photos from Gastronom magazine:) I love when the food is beautiful. Your mom did a fantastic job!

  2. Wow! Those desserts are a work of art!
    Happy Monday Anouka xoxo

  3. I'm craving for everything!:) Congrats to your mom, for sure she is an amazing cook!:) Yum for all the desserts, mouthwatering!:) Happy Monday dear! xo

  4. So luxury lunch :)
    Really cool

    Strawberry Blonde

  5. So beautiful!!! Fabulous presentation. Wishing your Dad the best in life and perfect health.
    And your mum is such a perfect cook,Wishing you and your family a perfect Xmas with all smiles.
    Heart you!

  6. Ohhhh it's Christmas before Christmas! :-)

  7. Lovely family diner ^^


  8. WOW! Your mum deserve a big BRAVO!
    I am drooling over the desserts!!
    Merry Christmas dear!

  9. Family events are always the best! First, I have to say that the decoration and the food looks amazing, I have no doubts your mum is an excellent cook. And the desserts must have been veery delicious! Happy b-day to your father!

  10. The ice cream sledge looks awesome! Everything looks amazing.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  11. OMG that first dessert is heaven! Also really pretty tabelcloth :)

  12. Wow the dessert looks so cute.=)

  13. Happy birthday to your father!
    This icecream is the cutest thing I've ever seen :)

  14. Happy Belated Birthday to your dad. Looks like a wonderful celebration, the dessert cake is amazing! Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! May it filled with joy, love, peace and happiness!

  15. Wonderful decoration and the food looks delicious. Happy birthday to your father and I wish you a Merry Christmas :)

  16. the dessert ice cream is totally awesome ! Enjoy Xmas dear friend !

  17. Anouka, the table setting looks so festive and elegant. Your family had a fun time there with all of the delicious food, drinks and company. Merry Christmas.

  18. A feast indeed! I'm amazed by the sledge desert. It's a work of art and looks delicious too. Almost too pretty to eat!

  19. Looks like you had a great lunch!

  20. Congrats!one of the best ChristmAs table I ever seen!

    Wish you a fantastic Christmas time!

  21. wow this looks like an amazing meal!! I love the dessert sledge..definitely the prettiest dessert I've seen as well :)


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