Michel Roth, the Michelin-starred chef now in charge of the kitchens at the Bayview restaurant in Geneva and Terroirs de Lorraine in Metz railway station after almost 20 years at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, casts his mind back to childhood days to recommend zander, a fish he associates with happy memories angling in the lakes near Sarreguemines. As an accompaniment, he suggests a 2014 Domaine Clos des Rochers (Grevenmacher) Pinot Noir.
Even better than food/wine pairing is the food/wine/friends pairing! A good time is guaranteed whenever Nicolas Donati, owner of the Bistrot Gourmand (Remerschen) and the winemakers from Le Vignoble Estate (Schwebsange), Jean-Paul Risch and Gérard Knepper, get together!
In Wormeldange, the Koeppchen honours what many consider to be the best terroir in the country. You know what you are going to find there: friendliness, authenticity and a wine list geared totally to Luxembourg wines. With no fewer than 140 listings! But it is the 11th-generation Riesling from Clos Mon Vieux Moulin that Metty Krack has selected to serve with a blanquette of veal.
For Daniel Rameau, an iconic chef in the Grand Duchy, who has been running his restaurant (La Rameaudière, in Ellange-Gare) for 34 years, the starting point has to be to cook in tune with the seasons and terroirs. Since it’s the game season, our chef has gone for a pairing of local saddle of hare washed down with a premium Pinot Noir produced by his friend and neighbour, Guy Krier (Domaine Krier-Welbes).