Germany Day at MVF
BACK IN May, MVF celebrated Jamaica Day. It was masterminded by our IT support Garry in honour of Jamaican independence. Now, one month later it was decided to hold another Culture Day, this time involving lederhosen and bratwurst.
A company founded under the name Marketing Vom Fachmann will always have Germany close to its heart. Our team includes a large contingent of German superstars. Germany Day – or Deutsch Tag – was their opportunity to show us non-Germans what we’re missing.
Wilkommen zu Deutsch Tag!
Germany Day continued the high standard set by Garry with his Jamaica Day menu: our German chefs – Arne, Izabella, Maja, Matthias and Nadja – cooked us a hearty feast that we'll be talking about for a long time. Because MVF is spread across two neighbouring offices, we have two kitchens, and the chefs were hard at work in both. Ed filmed a short video on the making of Germany Day:
In The Ryland Kitchen
In the Ryland kitchen the chefs cooked up pots of a special kind of wurst known as Nurembergers, which are a shorter, narrower kind that (according to legend) used to be fed through the keyhole of the city gates to those who returned home after lock-down.
Soon came the aroma of apfels, as the chefs began baking the desserts: apfel strudel of course, and a delicious fruit sponge called marillenkuchen.
The Wilkin Kitchen
The tables over at Wilkin St. were laden with German treats, each plateful patriotically bedecked with a Bundesflagge of black, red and gold. The queue went partway down the stairs, and curled around itself in a wurst shape in the kitchen.
Plates were piled high with potato salad and rolled up herring.
Main Course / Haupt Gericht
What else would it be but bratwurst and kartoffel salat? Also on the menu was Krautsalat on Schwarzbrot (a kind of coleslaw spread onto rye bread), Rollmops (herring and gherkin), a number of other cheeses, and four types of wurst.
To wash down the sausages, potato salad and all the plates of traditional German fare, we had a choice of fine German beers: Erdinger and Bitburger. (Thanks should go to Saardat for delivering all this in his car.)
Dessert / Kuchen
Traditional favourites Apfel Strudel and Marillenkuchen had been lovingly prepared. And they were greedily devoured.
At the end of the meal we all raised our glasses, and waved our German flags in thanks for our German feast. Wunderbar! And all that was left were the radishes.