Sunday, October 02, 2011

10/01 - Noche Cubana in Gottlieben

Yesterday evenin another Cuban cigar dinner organized by the Portmann family took place... again the location was the Waaghuus in Gottlieben, close to the River Rhine... nice terrace for the summer time and a big hall for us to smoke...

Cuban cigar dinner by Portmann

After a welcome drink outside and some small cigars we went inside to our table. The roller sat next to us and Tom, the only one of us speakin Spanish tried to let him participate at the fun we had...

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Some nibblets

The band... their 3rd guy is missin on this pic

Urs opened the event which was sold out a few days after the invitations´ve been sent to the people... the room was filled with 120 people... all lookin forward for good cigars, food and conversations...

Openin speech

A bit later his son Thomas, who´s runnin the shop in St. Gallen introduced the cigars of the evenin to the guests:
  • First cigar´s the Partagas Series D No. 5 which´s released before as an Edicion Limitada.
  • The second one´s the Partagas Series E No. 2, a new cigar. Another stovepipe with a RG of 54!

Introducin the cigars of the evenin

Partagas Serie D No. 5 (later the E No. 2)

The feedback of many people on these cigars was really positive... for me... to be honest... they´re some kinda disappointment: if I would´ve smoked ´em blind I wouldn´t have guessed that those were Partagas cigars... light flavors.... no earthy aromas.... really flat in comparison with the classical D4 or the newer P2. I cannot understand all the chorus of praise I heard about the new Series E No. 2 before.

The band was great

The four course dinner was good as it´s at all the other events before...

Duck liver mousse with figs

Oxtail soup

Veal steak with Tagliatelle

Dessert variation with apples

We smoked a lot, had a lot of fun at our table and left the place around 1.30 am in the mornin, cuz we´d another hour of drivin to get home... through the fog which made it a bit harder to drive...

Thx to all the Portmann´s for organizin another great event... it´s a pleasure to spend this evenin with you and good friends...