If ever there was an unorthodox combination to fixate one’s attention upon, Beat Heuberger’s chilli and booze pairing has got to be up there in the top 3 or so. Surely.
I kept cycling past this intriguing looking shop on a daily basis – people were always sat outside it sipping wine and enjoying the neighbourly atmosphere of the semi-piazza it’s located in … and yet it didn’t look like a bar. It wasn’t until I caught the glimmer of a wall lined with wine bottles that I hopped off my bike to take a peek. On one wall was an impressive collection of intriguing wines, ports, cognacs and grappas and on the other side was, in its own way, an even more striking collection of glass containers each containing a different chilli substance or some sort of other herbal concoction.
Try to count the types of chili displayed in this amazing collection and you would be there all day. Another activity you could take part in is the wine tasting session offered, or perhaps you’re brave enough to sign up for the chilli tasting. You can see in the picture that the bar is equipped with chilli powders for you to try. Whatever you end up tasting – this shop is a must for foodies and wine lovers.
For an up to date calendar of what Beat has planned for the year, take a peek here. Now is the right time of year to go and buy his raw chillis.