Body art and delicious cuisine in kulmbach

A chef cannot receive greater praise: "we were there the first time and have already pre-ordered tickets for next year", says karin battistella. Her husband carlo, himself a chef, is also enthusiastic about what his colleagues have to offer at the second franconian culinary event. "Excellent gourmet cuisine", explains the northern italian-born.

With the battistellas 200 guests let themselves be entertained on saturday evening in the dr.-stammberger hall spoiled by five top regional chefs. Heini schopf ("schloss", neudrossenfeld), otto krug ("old fire station", kulmbach), frank eckert ("reiterhof", wirsberg), michael kolb ("gastronomy golf club", thurnau) and michael kohlmann (raps company, kulmbach) conjure up a menu of the finest quality from regional ingredients.

Mayor stefan schaffranek becomes the spokesman for the guests and congratulates the organizer, the bayerische rundschau, which he calls the "mouthpiece of the region" says: "it’s nice that there’s a gala like this in kulmbach."

Appetizer sounds like music

it starts in the foyer of the stadthalle with champagne and small dishes. A little soup of fish from tuscany follows, and the appetizer sounds like music: "vitello tonnato" – veal tip with ratatouille vinaigrette, tuna tartar, ruccola and pine nuts. Next course: halibut. The main course is a pink roasted beef loin with shaved truffle. And while they are still dining in the hall, industrious hands transform the foyer into a paradise for lovers of sweet desserts. Dolci as far as the eye can see.

Martina and thomas prosdorf rave about the delicacies for the palate: "very tasty, the chefs can keep up with the really big ones." martina and mustafa gayret also had a great time: "an entertaining evening."

The show program, hosted by rainer ludwig, has quality. The three berlin artists, who call themselves "la metta", perform acrobatics of strength the eye gets its money’s worth: as silver statues they present living pictures of the world.

Secret stars of the evening are giampero lucchini and david bermudez. As a sympathetic duo "solemio bring italian singing to the stadthalle. Northern italian-born carlo battistella (treviso province), whose name has been synonymous with kulmbacher bratwurst for more than 40 years, is so taken with the world-famous "o sole mio" sings along at the top of his lungs. As "pavarotti of kulmbach" (lucchini ) he can let himself be celebrated.

Citizen’s award of the br

in between, things get a bit more serious: the bayerische rundschau awards its citizens’ prize for the first time. Melanie schwabbauer from neuenmarkt (social affairs), who works hard to help disadvantaged children, and sabrina hargens (youth development), who volunteers to run the kasendorf youth club, are the prize winners. Two men who have shown great civil courage do not want to come on stage: they managed to escape on the 4. October at the weinbrucke to stop a woman who was driving as a ghost on the north bypass. This may have prevented an accident with fatalities.

The lucky winner of the evening was stefan schmidt, who won a car in the competition to mark the 110th anniversary of the bayerische rundschau: an opel corsa. Monika cosma, kulmbach, gets an e-bike and gerhard gotz, mainleus, a 1500-euro shopping voucher from mobel hertel.

The raffle is richly endowed. The main prizes: a television for evi koll, a flight to london for her husband ingo koll, stadtsteinach; a weekend in a mercedes convertible for silvia kolb, gefrees, and an aida cruise for thomas banse, kulmbach.

Because the cooks worked free of charge and generous sponsors generously filled the tombola, the pure proceeds of the evening will go to the project "franken helfen franken".