Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Schiller's Favorite (Seafood) Restaurants in Rehoboth, Delaware, USA

Picture: Rehoboth Beach

Rehoboth, a three-hour drive from Washington DC, on the Eastern Shore in Delaware is a popular beach destination. I believe it is the most sophisticated beach town in the vicinity of Washington DC.

Picture: Map of Delaware

The Chesapeake Bay Bridge is the only way for motorists to get across the bay, and once across, most of the roads leading to the beaches are two-lane routes through small towns.

Pictures: The Chesapeake Bay Bridge

Annette and I spent a couple of days in Rehoboth in August 2017, with our daughter and her family, including 3 small kids.

Pictures: At the Beach of Rehoboth

Schiller's Favorite Restaurants in Rehoboth

Here is a list of my favorite restaurants. The list is dominated by seafood restaurants. The restaurants are in alphabetical order.

Picture: Rehoboth

See also:

Schiller’s Favorite Crab Houses in the Washington DC Region, USA
Maryland Crabs and Wine
Schiller's World of Seafood
Wine and Crab Cakes: Amy Brandwein from Casa Nonna and Chris Clime from PassionFish win the 6th Annual Crab Cake Competition in Washington DC, USA
New Hampshire, US: Cheese ... Lobster and Oysters ... and Wine!
A Plateau des Fruits de Mer and a Pessac-Leognan Wine in Bordeaux City, France
Oysters and Wine

a(MUSE)
44 Baltimore Avenue

Washingtonian: Hari Cameron is one of the most gifted chefs in the Delmarva region, and his personal playpen of a restaurant would be a star on the scene in DC. Scouring his surroundings for high-quality fish and produce, the chef turns out formally daring plates that, paradoxically, seduce with their simplicity and directness. Two recent creations hit the highest notes: a dish of grilled asparagus with mustard seeds and ham and a luscious preparation of sweetbreads that gestured in the direction of Buffalo wings.


Blue Hen
33 Wilmington Ave

Eater DC: The team behind Henlopen City Oyster House now has a second outpost, this one in the ritzy hotel, The Avenue. The Blue Hen features standout small plates like lobster toast, General Tso’s frog legs, and lamb tartare. There’s also a solid selection of larger entrées.

Chesapeake & Maine
316 Rehoboth Ave

Eater DC: Dogfish Head, the Delaware brewery with a cult following, recently opened a seafood restaurant right next door to its newly revamped brewpub. As the name suggests, Chesapeake & Maine is an ode to coastal cuisine, with seafood sourced exclusively from these two iconic regions.


Claws Seafood House
167 Rehoboth Ave


Cultured Pearl Restaurant and Sushi Bar
301 Rehoboth Ave.

Eater DC: For sushi, head to The Cultured Pearl, a Japanese-themed oasis within a cluster of shops. There are over-the-top signature maki and a variety of sashimi options. The rooftop deck is like another world, with wooden walkways and gazebos perched over rippling ponds. Happy hour runs from 4–6 PM daily.


Fins Fish House & Raw Bar
243 Rehoboth Ave

Fins Fish House & Raw Bar in downtown Rehoboth Beach is open year round, 7 days a week!! Join us for the best happy hour deal in town, fresh seafood, and an ever changing seasonal draft beer selection you can’t find anywhere else!


Henlopen City Oyster House
50 Wilmington Ave.

Zagat: This is perhaps the most well-regarded seafood restaurant in all of Rehoboth Beach, and will likely continue to be despite all the hot openings this year — including its sister restaurant, The Blue Hen. The happy hour is incredibly popular. Bottom line: No matter what time you want to eat here, build in some waiting time.


Jake's Seafood House-Downtown
29 Baltimore Ave

Jake and Mary Schneider founded the original Jake’s Seafood House in Baltimore in 1929. Jake’s was one of Baltimore’s first and most prominent seafood houses and outdoor beer gardens, serving its famous fish sandwiches (better known as “swimmers”). The original Jake’s was operated by the Schneider family for close to 50 years.

In 1988, Jake and Mary’s daughter, Rosemary, her son, Bill, and his wife, Lois, opened Jake’s Seafood House in Rehoboth Beach with the same dedication to quality and pride in their recipes that the original Jake’s offered. The Jumbo Lump Crab Cake recipe has been a family secret for over 80 years!


Purple Parrot Grill
134 Rehoboth Ave

Eater DC: The Purple Parrot Grill captures that unmistakable beach town energy, offering up plenty of drink deals (Orange Crush, anyone?), a beer garden, karaoke on the weekends, a Sunday night drag show, and something for just about everyone on the food menu.


Salt Air
50 Wilmington Avenue

Theculturetrip.com: Describing its cuisine as a ‘Delaware beach picnic’, Salt Air offers guests an upscale atmosphere and a farm-to-table dining experience built around fresh and local seasonal produce, sustainably caught seafood and organic meat and poultry. Executive chef Matt Kern, the 2014 winner of Southern Delaware Tourism’s Top Chef of the Culinary Coast competition, creates tempting dishes showcasing the best produce the mid-Atlantic region has to offer. The crab devilled eggs starter and the sweet tea brined pork chop main with bacon campfire beans, beet greens, cornbread and charred scallion honey butter are perfectly complimented by Salt Air’s great wines, microbrews and cocktails.


Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill
59 Lake Avenue

Groupon.com: For Asian-inspired fare at its best, Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill serves a unique blend of flavors to those visiting the Rehoboth Beach district of Rehoboth Beach. A night out deserves a drink to celebrate, and this restaurant has the perfect selection of beer and wine to go with your meal. At this restaurant, kids of all ages are welcome. Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Stingray Sushi Bar + Asian Latino Grill's beautiful outdoor seating area.


Schiller’s Favorites

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Europe

Germany

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France

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UK, Spain, Austria, Hungary

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USA

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Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Seattle, USA (2013)
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Schiller’s Favorite Wine Bars in Charleston, South Carolina, USA (2013)
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Asia

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Africa

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Schloss Vollrads in the Rheingau: Tour and Tasting - Germany-North Tour 2017 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: Schloss Vollrads in the Rheingau: Tour and Tasting

Following lunch at Kloster Eberbach, a tour of the abbey, the Steinberg and the Steinbergkeller, with a tasting, we drove over to Schloss Vollrads for the final event of the day. Christian Cavallo was our host. He gave us a tour of the private quarters of Schloss Vollrads and led an impressive tasting with wines going back to 1971. General Manager Rowald Hepp welcomed us.

An 800-year-old Wine Tradition

Schloss Vollrads is one of the oldest wineries in the world, with trading in wine first documented here in 1211. The core of the estate, with its romantic location in the Rheingau wineries near the Rhine river, is a tower house built as a castle surrounded by a pond so that it can only be accessed over a bridge. In the 19th century, the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832) enjoyed a drop of good Rheingau Riesling.

Schloss Vollrads was owned since 983 until 1218 by the Archbishop of Mainz and since then until 1997 by the family of Greiffenclau. In 1997 – in view of unsurmountable debts - Count Erwein Matuschka-Greiffenclau committed suicide and since then the Nassauische Bank, a government-owned bank, is the owner of Schloss Vollrads.

Pictures: Arriving at Schloss Vollrads

Despite its long tradition, Schloss Vollrads is above all a modern winery which was also designated a separate municipal district in 1971, which means that the wine from here can be labelled »Schloss Vollrads« without any additional village name.

Schloss Vollrads is a rather large estate by German standards, with 60 hectares of vineyard land, and produces exclusively Riesling wines. Some of the vineyards were already in the possession of the Greiffenclau family in 1300.

Today, Rowald Hepp is the Managing Director of Schloss Vollrads and Christine Müller his Deputy.

Picture: A Schloss Vollrads Riesling at the Tower House

100% Riesling

Rowald Hepp: We believe that an outstanding Riesling makes you happy. That’s why we only grow Riesling grapes – deliberately, with special care, and with love. We cherish our vines. We pick our grapes very carefully by hand – and that several times per season – in order to collect them at precisely the right degree of ripeness. We make use of our knowledge and a tradition of over 800 years of viticulture, so that our grapes can become the very special Riesling that will make you happy. On some 80 hectares of vineyards we make unique and authentic wines. Nature is on our side as all vineyards around Schloss Vollrads descend down to the Rhine in a southerly direction. Our capital does not only rest in vines and soil alone: Particularly valuable are our staff with their years of experience, because a vineyard is like a living being and wants to be treated accordingly. Schloss Vollrads and its staff will do everything they can to make wine an experience for you. Here, art, culture, cuisine and wine cellar complement each other. Please visit us and find out more.

Pictures: Managing Director Roland Hepp Welcoming us

The distinctive flavour of the Schloss Vollrads Riesling wines can be attributed to our unique terroir: In the Rheingau, six different geological formations form layers of one structure which provides the vine roots with a variety of minerals. We make ten to fifteen different wines from our Riesling grapes per year, from estate wines to Kabinett and Edition to Spätlese (late harvest) and Auslese (special selection). If the conditions are right, we also produce wines of special quality such as Trockenbeerenauslese (dry berry selection) or ice wine. Even in our simple estate wines we wish to demonstrate class and offer a quality wine which will succeed in making those love wine who hitherto have only drunk wine occasionally.

Pictures: Touring the Private Quarters of Schloss Vollrads

Incidentally, the tradition of the Kabinett wines was established at Schloss Vollrads in 1716: Particularly good wines of a vintage were stored in the “Cabinet” cellars. Even today, internationally renowned Riesling wines mature to completion in the winery.

Wine Tasting

At the end of the tour of the private quarters of Schloss Vollrads we sat down with Christian Cavallo and enjoyed an impressive tasting of 10 Schloss Vollrads wines, going back to 1971.


The Wines


2016 Schloss Vollrads Estate dry
2016 Schloss Vollrads Estate Kabinett dry
2015 Schloss Vollrads Riesling Alte Reben dry
2015 Schloss Vollrads Schlossberg VDP:Grosses Gewächs dry


1989 Fürst Löwenstein Riesling Auslese weissilber dry
1990 Fürst Löwenstein Riesling Charta Spätlese
1979 Fürst Löwenstein Riesling Hallgartner Hendelberg Kabinett blausilber semi dry


1971 Schloss Vollrads Estate Kabinett
1997 Schloss Vollrads Estate Spätlese
2015 Schloss Vollrads Estate Spätlese

Pictures: The Wines

Thanks

Thank you very much Rowald Hepp, Christiane Müller and Christian Cavallo for a most enjoyable afternoon at Schloss Vollrads.

Pictures: Christian and Annette Schiller with Managing Director Rowald Hepp and Deputy Managing Director Christine Müller at the 2017 International Riesling Symposium in the Rheingau. See: The III. International Riesling Symposium (2017) in the Rheingau, Germany

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