It sometimes takes a stranger to discover the beautiful spots in your home town that are neglected by oneself because you’ve been cruising on autopilot too much. Restaurant Marius is one of my favorites.
Is it because it’s off center and you have to pedal an extra mile or so? The warm welcome makes you instantly feel at ease like you are visiting a good friend. The intimate setting adds to this feeling. Sitting close to kitchen adds to the experience and makes you wonder how they produce such delicious food in a relatively small kitchen.
Home made bread and olive oil arrive shortly after you’ve ordered your drinks. The menu is never the same because it depends on what’s fresh on the market that particular day. Fresh ingredients, I love it! Flounder, cod, calf cheek, sirloin steak, it’s all been prepared very tastefully and with craftsmanship. From the wines I have chosen a bottle of Saint – Véran 2011, a fresh white wine from the southern Burgundy. Afterwards the Spätburgunder 2013 from Schloss Staufenberg goes very well with the sirloin steak. The wine list is very impressive, they really know what they want to serve you at Marius.
A fine cheese plate and a sweet chocolate tart finish it off. Sounds very standard but everything is made with great dedication and love. So what’s so special about this place? It’s the great food, the fine service, the fresh natural ingredients and the value for money. What a very fine place!