You probably noticed from my articles that I really enjoy living in my neighbourhood. There is just a restaurant, bar or wine tavern for any mood. After work I do not really feel like dressing up, but prefer going to a cozy place that gives me a homely, comfortable feeling. I also really appreciate friendly service staff members. The “Weinstube” is one of these spots offering the above.
On the chalkboard behind the counter are around 40 open wines on display. They specialize in Riesling and offer only European wines with a real focus on quality and production.
Don’t wait for someone to take your order as it is self-service at the counter giving you the chance to try the wine and have a chat.
This is not a place to go for a three-course meal, but they offer all the nibbles that pair nicely with the wide selection of wines, like cheese, olives, onion pie. A Frankfurt specialty is “Handkäs”, literally translated into hand-cheese, because it is molded by hand. It is a sour milk cheese topped with onions and caraway. It has a very special smell, but it’s full of protein and quite low in fat. I personally indulge in “Spundekäs”, which is a combination of cream cheese, sour cream and quark, typical for the Rheingau region. It is served with pretzels, really simple but needs to be tried.