An Evening with Hermann Hesse - A Poetry Reading Wine Dinner
Saturday, 17 October, 06.45 PM at E&O

Saturday, 17 October,
E & O Hotel at "1885" Restaurant

Enjoy an evening of high culture and fine food featuring the literary works of Hermann Hesse at E & O Hotel’s 1885 restaurant.

Hermann Hesse is one of Germany’s greatest and most influential writers of the 20th century. He was awarded the Nobel Literature Prize in 1946. He travelled widely in Asia and even stayed at the E & O Hotel when he visited Penang in the year 1911. The evening will feature bi-lingual (German and English) readings from Hesse’s novels and poems interspersed with music and songs from that era.
A special set menu of exotic European & Asian delicacies has been prepared for this unique event.

Mecky Lauermann (German reader), Lars Kabatnik (German reader), James Lochhead (English reader)
Music: Marlene Fox (chanteuse), Philip Yeoh (pianist)
Coordinator: Cecil Rajendra
Co-arranged:  Friends of Artistes Liaison, Malaysian-German Society, E & O Hotel

Price, limited event for max. 60 persons
Dinner, food only - RM140 per person
Dinner incl. Wine (Riesling) - RM225 per person

Dress Code: smart casual
Table seating: 6 persons per table

Booking/payment at MGS-office:
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Starting at 6.45pm for 7.00pm start with pre dinner drinks and canapés
There will be presentations and readings after each course
Evening concludes at around 10.00 pm

Pass around
“Amuse Bouche”

Cured Salmon on blinis, sour cream
Smoked Duck Breast, Plum Compote
Escargot in Mini Vol Au Vent
Chicken Ragout in Mini Tartlet Shell
Foie Gras on Brioche, Mango Chutney
Cod fish Flakes with Unagi Glaze
Carpaccio of Scallop Fennel and Granny Smith Salad
Tuna Tartare, Baby Gem

Lemon Grass scented Creamy Pumpkin Soup
Drizzled with green Seed Oil


Pan Seared Norwegian Salmon
Crispy Jumbo Prawn Schnitzel, Bean Ragout
Soy Butter Glaze


Oven Roasted- Mushroom Filled Chicken Breast
Spinach Potato Cutlet, Shallot Reduction


Apple strudel
Raisin and ginger compote
Homemade coconut Ice cream

Freshly Brewed Coffee or Selection of Gourmet Tea

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