The men talked about a whisky night last year during this party. We never really gotten round to planning it proper, it was supposed to be in January and then it went all quiet because of our crazy traveling schedules. In the end, we decided to kill 2 birds with 1 stone – combine the whisky night with our farewell party.
We invited friends we’ve made during our course of stay here in Geneva. The apartment wasn’t too big so the party of 14 people suited us just fine. Friends bought along bottles of whisky to share and even helped whipped up some of the food.
Prior to hosting this party, I ran off to the whisky guru – the Imp – asking her for help with what type of foods I should serve up for the party. She gave me a couple of tips. Apparently, smokey types of food, cheese, chocolates and even gummies would pair well with whisky. Not too difficult, so we cooked up a little storm and served our guests these simple dishes – Teriyaki Drumlets, Char Siew Ribs, Truffle French Fries, Baked Mac & Cheese Cups, Crab Rangoon Dip with veggies sticks and Cherry Tomatoes with Prunes topped with plum powder.
And for the fun of it, I even got the friends to chip in and bring along a dish that they think will pair well with the whisky. L from the Swiss Watch Blog whipped up an absolutely delicious Bourbon Bread pudding that went down very well with practically everyone at the party. A from the Hughes made a refreshing cucumber salad along with home-made salsa and Tortilla Chips. Talented T from Sirenatoco in Europe made a huge platter of Chirashi Sushi. S from Schwingen in Switzerland kindly brought a box of gourmet chocolates from Stettler. N also contributed a cheeseball that she made from scratch. The food spread looked amazing thanks to the additional contributions from our friends.
[Photo credit: L from the Swiss Watch Blog]
All in all it was a very good night. The alcohol flowed, everyone ate merrily and pockets of conversation took place throughout the evening. Think the guys did pretty well, finished close to 3 bottles of whisky with the Yamazaki being the whisky of choice for the night.
Thanks all for coming to our little farewell soirée! Thanks for your wonderful gift of friendship for it definitely made our stay in Geneva a lot more memorable. Au Revoir Geneve, it’s been one amazing roller-coaster ride, thanks for the lovely memories and till we next meet again…
Side-note – Whisky or Whiskey? It’s kinda like you say Tomato, I say Tomatoe type of argument. Did a little online research and here’s the explanation why it’s spelt differently. The Scots spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, with an extra ‘e’. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. Whiskey with the extra ‘e’ is also used when referring to American whiskies. This ‘e’ was taken to the United States by the Irish immigrants in the 1700s and has been used ever since. Scotland, Ireland and America all have a rich heritage in the whisky industry.