Dominic Symington has recently returned from Berlin where Graham’s was invited to take part in a Truffle Party at the Michelin-starred Hugos Restaurant at the Intercontinental Hotel Berlin. The event was organised by Thomas Kammeier, Chef at Hugos, who together with many guest chefs, including Joachim Koerper of the Michelin-starred Restaurant Eleven in Lisbon and Johannes King of the two-Michelin-starred Restaurant at the Sol’ring Hof Hotel on the German Island of Sylt, prepared a variety of small truffle-based creations which guests enjoyed in an informal walk-around buffet.
Thomas himself invited us to join the party, and Dominic brought along 6 Litre bottles of Graham’s Vintage 2007 and Graham’s 20 Year Old Tawny for guests to enjoy with the truffle dishes. Both were a great success and we ran out of wine before the end of the night. Dominic said “It was a huge, fun evening. I left at midnight and the party was still in full swing!”
During the event an auction was held to raise money for an African children’s charity which is supported by a group of top German chefs. Thomas so enjoyed his own visit to the Douro last year, he asked if he could auction a 2 day visit to Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos. As a result of the ensuing very highly contested auction two couples will join Thomas Kammeier and Johannes King (who, together with his restaurant team, visited Dominic at Malvedos just last week) on a Port lover’s dream trip to Graham’s during the harvest in September. The Quinta dos Malvedos trip alone raised € 22,000 for the charity out of a total of € 60,000 raised on the night.