Mrs jb’s mumble-mumble birthday yesterday, so we rocked on over to “Heinrichs – Die Wirtschaft” to
“Heinrich” is Wilfried Heinrich Nestle (no, not a scion of the chocolate mob..) who started his career in Mainz, cooked at Hiltons in London and Paris and came back to the top of the Gaustrasse to open his own restaurant.
And a “Wirtschaft” is a pub.
Which is what the place used to be, right down to the window for street sales of beer from the local (as in “almost next door”) brewery.
They’ve kept the place original, taken the panelling back to its rich honey colour and scrubbed decades of grime from the tiled floors.
Simple, imaginative, exceptionally well-cooked food, an excellent wine list (and most wines by the glass), 3 standard main courses, 4 that change daily and good service
It’s the sort of place you’d love to go to on the spur of the moment.
Spur of the moment?
More like “book a week in advance”