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Heimatbesuch: Restaurant Heimat in Frankfurt

Wenn es darum geht in Frankfurt guten Wein in Kombination mit gutem Essen vorzufinden, macht das Restaurant Heimat für mich seinem Namen alle Ehre. Zwar gibt es in dieser Stadt allerhand Lokalitäten in denen man Wein nebst Essen erhält, doch wenn man diese besondere Atmosphäre zwischen Restaurant und urbaner Weinbar und eine engagierte Weinberatung von lockeren Gastgebern sucht, ist die Heimat so ziemlich ohne Gleichen. Schon beachtlich was das Team mit und um Oli Donnecker und Sabine Fey hier aufgebaut haben. Besonders hervorheben kann man dabei auch die Leistungen von Küchenchef Gregor Nowak, der auf 1 Quadratmeter grandiose Gerichte erschafft. Read the rest of this entry »

“Midnight in Paris” Blind Tasting: The Whites

Finally I’m back home after 2 weeks of agitated travelling, and I have lots of stories to tell from my trip to Shanghai, and some more from my subsequent getaway to Paris. But let’s start time-incoherent with a blind-tasting that kicked off my weekend in Paris. I was a guest at my friend Didier’s home and, as usual, we couldn’t meet without popping a few corks. We each added a couple of bottles to this tasting and they were served to us mixed and blind by Didier’s wonderful wife Mizuki, who has developed a hand for pouring the right bottles. Of course, I mostly brought German wines, as I also know Didier has a weakness for these (one among a few) and they’re rather hard to get in France. Here’s the first half of the tasting, dedicated to the white wines.

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