Thursday, October 19, 2023

The Hungries in Frankfurt, "Germany's most Underrated Foodie City" (Dirk Eisel), Germany , 2023

Picture: Frankfurt at Night

I could only watch it from a distance: On the weekend of October 6 - 8, 2023, Dirk Eisel took a group of "Hungries" on a most exciting food and wine tour in Frankfurt downtown and the greater Frankfurt area. Knowing Dirk quite well, I was not at all suprised by his choices - all excellent, if not world-class.

I have added a few pictures of the restaurants and wineries were Dirk took the group from my blog Schiller-Wine, with links to my postings. 

The Hungries 

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The Hungries in Frankfurt

The Hungries on X-Twitter: We have a tradition in The Hungries of naming the first member in a city our “mayor” – especially if the person is very active and acts as an ambassador for their city. Few mayors can live up to the enthusiasm of @dirkeisel, our passionate Frankfurt commander. Recently, he had a bunch of Hungries in town visiting him, and he arranged the most amazing food & winery tour for them! In Dirk’s own words:

Ever since I joined The Hungries, I have been lobbying for people to come to my hometown of Frankfurt. […] Last weekend, a fearless group comprising @sabrinavidal_, @svein_mathisen, @nghial, @vsgarberg, @norusuku, and @_henrikdam kindly trusted me and arrived for a tour of Germany’s most underrated foodie city.

The stops included:
- dinner at @bidlabu_ffm, Frankfurt’s latest one-Michelin-starred restaurant which offers rather classical, but enjoyable bistronomy cuisine and wines
- lunch at @ramen_muku_frankfurt, which not only serves the eponymous soup, but also a broad selection of “Japanese tapas”
- sausages at legendary 83-year old Ilse Schreiber’s market stall in @kleinmarkthalle_frankfurt food market
- natural wines at @coolclimate wine store just around the corner from Kleinmarkthalle
- dinner at @emmametzler_restaurant where chef @anton_de_bruyn serves modern nose-to-tail dishes from locally-sourced produce.
- lunch at the newly-opened, excellent, which serves Roman-style pizza al taglio and also has a nice wine list
- winery visit at @kaischaetzel in Nierstein, in the midst of harvest.
- dinner at @restaurant_gustav, one of two restaurants in Frankfurt that have been awarded two Michelin stars
- winery visit at @oekonomieratrebholz, one of the best wineries in Germany
- lunch at the @weingutbernhardkoch winery Wine Pavillon
- winery visit at Rings winery where brothers Steffen and Andy Rings have turned their parents’ fruit farm which sold wine in bulk into one of Germany’s finest producers of Riesling and Pinot Noir
- dinner at Dirk’s culinary living room in Frankfurt, @chairsffm.

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Restaurant Bidlabu

Picture: Dinner at Bidlabu, 15 Points Gault Millau, in Frankfurt, with GM/ Sommelier Dietmar Fritz and Chef André Rickert, Germany

Restaurant Emma Metzler

Pictures: Dinner with Friends at Emma Metzler in Frankfurt/ Germany, "a Restaurant that will shape the Future with their Concept" (Der Feinschmecker)

Weingut Schaetzel

Pictures: Tasting with Kai Schätzel, Weingut Schätzel, in Nierstein and in Washington DC. See: Instagram Tasting with Kai Schätzel, Weingut Schätzel, Rheinhessen, Germany in Washington DC, USA

Restaurant Gustav

Pictures: Outstanding Dinner at Gustav - 1-star Michelin - in Frankfurt, Germany, with Chef Jochim Busch

Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz

Pictures: Vineyard Tour and Tasting with Hans Rebholz, Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz (VDP), Pfalz - Germany-South and Alsace 2022 by ombiasy WineTours

Picture: The Table of Hannsjörg Rebholz, Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Pfalz, at the Gala Dinner of the Rieslingfeier 2016 in New York City, with Annette Schiller, David Schildknecht and Hannsjörg Rebholz. See: A German Riesling Feast in New York City: Rieslingfeier 2016, USA

Picture: Annette and Christian Schiller with Hansjörg and Birgit Rebholz at Prowein 2015 in Düsseldorf

Pictures: Tasting at Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg Rebholz. See: Tasting at Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz – Germany-South by ombiasy WineTours (2015)

Pictures: In the Cellar of Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz, Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg and Valentin Rebholz. See: Cellar Tour and Tasting at Weingut Ökonomierat Rebholz in Siebeldingen, Pfalz, with Hansjörg and Valentin Rebholz and Sabine Wagner - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours 
Weingut Rings


Pictures: Cellar Tour and Tasting with Andreas Rings at Weingut Rings (VDP) in Freinsheim, Pfalz - Germany-South and Alsace 2022 by ombiasy WineTours

Pictures: Tasting and Cellar Tour at Weingut Rings in Freinsheim, Pfalz, with Andreas Rings - Germany-South and Alsace 2017 Tour by ombiasy WineTours 

Restaurant Chairs

Pictures: Dinner at Chairs, Frankfurt, Germany - 2 White Toques Gault/ Millau, Nose-to-tail Fine Dining, Natural Wines, Casual Atmosphere 
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