2009/08 – Middle East BBQ Smokes

8 Aug


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China & Middle East at the BBQ

August 2009

We continue our culinary adventures.

Same week, different venue – a nice & hot summer evening BBQ with friends – yes, some of the regular “Witches of Wörrstadt” were present again – to finish off the Armonias and smoke some very decent, but not very “Bolivar” Bolivar ER Medio Oriente / Middle East Double Corona.

The food : Fantastic ! Marinated beef, chicken and lamb with some Bratwurst strings and …. you don’t want to have this translated : Bauchspeck !!. And .. we inaugurated Corinna’s new Weber BBQ. Highly recommended !

Beverages : Hendricks Gin with cucumber slices, Becks beer, Wines, Grappa “Berta”.

The cigars : young again the Armonias, no wonder, they were just 3 days older now, but very much Bolivar taste and aromas, very harmonius. On the other hand the Medio Oriente DC had a very pleasant taste, spicy, well constructed, a good smoke – but nothing typical Bolivar to write home about.

A good but “generic” Habanos.

Here’s Andreas Tasting of the Bolivar Double Corona ER Medio Oriente :

This Bolivar ER is a beautiful, well constructed cigar with superb draw.

No typical earthy Bolivar aromas, but you notice immediately that it’s no lightweight either.

Already harmonious while still young but can be smoked right away now.

Very constant smoking pleasure, with predominant spices and leather flavours.

Becomes stronger during smoke but never too strong.

One of the few ER’s that have managed to convince me – but I could have believed it was a Ramon Allones.


The fun : priceless.

Retired life is full of new discoveries ……. I am even halfway good at the BBQ.


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Hendricks, cucumber slices and … hicks
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In Corinna’s patio
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This is your new workstation – a brand new Weber.
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Meaty Armonias
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Lotte smells the BBQ


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Bolivar ER’s
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Digging in
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ER’s with different profiles
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Andreas happy
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Everybody happy


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Charlotte & a happy dog 1
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Andreas & a happy dog 2
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The good life
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Snacking away the crispy Bauchspeck
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BBQ Kings !!
Copyright Nino


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