Wine Food Pairing - An Afternoon with Franz Strebinger

Enjoy Franz' home and gallery with my photo show ...

A crisp fall day in Austria and wine food pairing decides to spend the afternoon with BigAl's old friend Franz Strebinger. These two grew up together in Austria and had a bit of catching up to do on all the latest goings on.

Franz, a well known Austrian artist, has been very busy with his art career. He began photography at the age of 25 and then when his children got a bit older he began to paint. As he told me, they were old enough to know not to eat the paints ... lol! His prestigious career has continued and he now is known worldwide for his work in ceramics and pottery.

He has traveled to exotic places and gotten inspiration from many different locations. His home in Neunkirchen Austria is a stunning gallery of just a few of his works, but he also spends a great deal of time in Thailand.

We spent lunch time enjoying a yummy Thai dish that his wife prepared and a delicious red wine while discussing his many adventures and watching some of his home videos. What could be better than wine and food along with good conversation?

Houdini, of course, found a nice place to watch all the activities snuggling up with the girls on the couch ... he is such a "chick" magnet!

A great afternoon and another successful Wine food pairing adventure.



Michelle said...

Thanks very much for posting this, I have been searching high and low for a decent guide to wines and what foods they go well with.
I've tried looking on the major wine retailer sites such as oddbins which is where I tend to buy my champagnes and wines from, but no luck in terms of what they go well with.

Hendersonville Epicurean said...

Hi Denise! Loved the slide show, but had trouble reading quickly enough and wanted to really examine Franz's work. Can you slow it down just a bit for us slow pokes?

Denise Clarke said...

I will go back and edit over the weekend ... thanks for the comment!


A World in a PAN said...

I love Houdini... it looks SO cute!