Saturday, January 9, 2016
Wine Pairing Dinner at Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller in Bietigheim-Bissingen in Württemberg – Germany-East Tour by ombiasy WineTours (2015)
During the Germany-East Tour by ombiasy WineTours (20159, we visited 4 wineries (von Neipperg, Dautel, Herzog von Württemberg and Schnaitmann) in Württemberg and spent 2 nights there, where, on a per capita basis, more wine is consumed than anywhere else in Germany.
One night (the second night) was in Stuttgart, where we saw a modern ballet performance at the Stuttgart Theater. We saw "A Streetcar named Desire", Ballet in two parts by John Neumeier based on the play by Tennessee Williams. Music by Sergej Prokofjew and Alfred Schnittke.
The first evening was also a highlight, a culinary, at Hotel Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller in Bietigheim-Bissingen. This is a beautiful, upscale hotel which emphasizes the essence of German "Gemütlichkeit". The owners, Regine and Burkhard Schork are good friends of ours. We were greeted with warm Swabian hospitality.
After checking in, we enjoyed a Swabian dinner with a modern twist by well-known Chef Burkhard Schork in the beautiful gourmet restaurant Friedrich von Schiller. The wines were all from up and coming winemakers in the region. Regine and Chef Burkhard Schork joined us after the dinner.
Burkhard and Regine Schork
Chef Burkhard Schork and his wife Regine Schork own and run the charming Hotel Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller in the village of Bietigheim in Württemberg. I first heard about Hotel Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller through my cousin Professor Dr. Karlheinz Herrmann, who is a cardiologist in Stuttgart and likes good food and wine. He has been a regular there for many years. Stuttgart is about 30 km away from Bietigheim. At some point, Karlheinz presented me with a case of my beloved Schillerwein, made by Weingut Dautel for Hotel/Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller. Good and dry Schillerwein, a specialty from Württemberg (originally a dry field blend of red and white grapes) has become difficult to find. I loved the special bottling of Weingut Dautel for Hotel Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller. More recently, we have run into Regine and Burkhard Schork at various wine/food events in Germany, including the Riesling Gala at Kloster Eberbach, arguably the most amazing Riesling event in the world, and have spent a number of evenings together at common friends.
Burkhard Schork always liked the smell of sausage and already was a “Metzgermeister” (Master Butcher) when he started an apprenticeship as Chef at the legendary “Schweizer Stuben” under the world-class Chefs Jörg Müller and Dieter Müller. He continued his apprenticeship with Chef Steinheuer in Bad Neuenahr and also did internships with Stucki in Basel, George Blanc in Vonnas and Alain Ducasse in Paris (Hotel Plaza Athene). He was Sous-Chef at the Schweizer Stuben, before taking over the Hotel Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller in Bietigheim-Bissingen in 1988. The Hotel Restaurant Friedrich von Schiller has been family-owned and family-run since 1921. Regine and Burkhard Schork are the 4th generation.
Before moving back to Bietigheim-Bissingen in 1988 to take over the family’s hotel and restaurant with her husband, Regine Schork was the Chef de Rang at Schweizer Stuben in Wertheim-Bettingen (where her husband was the Sous-Chef) and the Maitre d’Hotel at Steinheuers Restaurant Zur Alten Post in Bad Neuenahr.
Burkhard Schork is a cook book author. He has contributed to the following cookbooks: Dieter Müller Kochbuch, Heine Verlag; Das Friedrich von Schiller Kochbuch, Schnell Verlag; Das Schlachtfest von Burkhard Schork, Tre Torri Verlag; Die 100 besten Wildrezepte, Tre Torri Verlag; Baden Württemberg kocht, Rolling Pin.
Michelin 2016: Classic regional and aromatic fresh cuisine of the season and from the region write the menu of Chef and Master Bucher Burkhard Schork. The experience from the best restaurants in Germany is passed on to employees and guests.
A more beautiful place could hardly have arisen from the centuries-old house in the Old Town! That one here really feels comfortable is due to the Schork family. 100 Percent commitment also in the kitchen: regional, classic, tasty! To stay: charming rooms, named after theater plays of Friedrich von Schiller.
Chef Burkhard Schork and his team prepared a wonderful "Surprise Wine Dinner" for us with wines from not yet discovered u and coming winemakers from the region, selected by Regine Schork.Chef Burkhard Schork and Regine Schork joined us towards the end of the dinner to talk with us about the food, the wines and everything else we were interested in. An outstanding evening! Thank you Regine and Burkhard.
The breakfast was just amazing, with so many delicious specialties -all homemode!
Thank you very much Regine and Burkhard for a wonderful dinner, sleep at night and breakfast.
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