Around the World – Becker’s Weinhaus – Trier, Germany
In December we decided to go skiing in Portes de Soleil in the French/Swiss Alps with Christmas and again thought that it would be an excellent idea to stay overnight in Becker’s Hotel in Trier.
Still not being able to arrive in time to go for the 8-course tasting menu at Becker’s Restaurant** (also not an experience we want to put our kids through…yet), but we did have a reservation in the Becker’s Weinhaus next door. Less modern, less elaborate, but still refined regional food in a homely setting.
I opted for their Weinhaus menu (EUR 42 for 3 courses, which could also be ordered separately, so I mentioned those individual prices). Chantal and the kids chose à la carte. With the starter and main course, we went for pairings from their own winery.
After the wine pairings, we were certain that we had to (again) bring some of their wines back home (or at least on holiday). Last time we went all-out and took home 12 bottles, including various bubblies and brandy. This time we managed to restrain ourselves and opted for the 2014 and 2015 Riesling Trocken, 2015 Riesling Feinherb, 2014 Chardonnay and a bottle of their Cuvée B Sekt.