Bernhard Langer and Henrik Stenson tucked into a culinary treat to help launch the 2011 MW International Open.
The pair were joined by Thongchai Jaidee and star chef Holger Stromberg, in the STROMBERG* Café on BMW Pavillion in Munich, trying Thai curry, salmon marinaded in violet mustard sauce, Swedish potato waffels and Black Forest gateau.
The Black Forest Cherry Gateau from Langer’s family recipe is an important element in German golfing history. It was served at the Augusta National Golf Club when two-times Masters’ winner Bernhard Langer organised the Champion’s Dinner. Then again at The Ryder Cup in 2004, when he led the Europeans to victory as captain. His mother’s traditional recipe has now been reinterpreted as Langer and Stromberg pooled their expertise to create a true masterpiece.
“I’m delighted to have been able learn about these ingredients from a specialist,” said Langer who had learned all about the cherry gateau when he was a child watching his mother. He admitted that generally his wife and daughter were the real cooks in the family. “Of course, I’m going to pass on to them some of the tips that I’ve learnt here.”
Stenson was also very pleased to have expanded his repertoire. “The speciality in our home is usually my “Killer Spaghetti Bolognese”, said the Swede.