Die Kurpfalz-Weinstuben (Wilmersdorf)
Climbing vines, gnarled wooden chairs and fantasy figures carved in tree roots: The Kurpfalz-Weinstuben has been part of Berlin since 1935 and is a bastion of stability. Even if in the course of the current retro wave it is now also on young people´s agenda, it was certainly never hip.
But as far as their wine selection goes, the Kurpfalz-Weinstuben was often ahead of the times. Way back in the 1970s, guests here were drinking dry wines from hand-harvested grapes when the rest of the Republic still favoured the sweeter styles. Today the focus is on classic German and naturally Pfalz wines with a good selection of older vintages dating back to a 1983 Kallstadter Saumagen Auslese.
The new patron and sommelier Vincenzo Berényi combines the traditional with a little more of the modern, which also applies to the ambience. With a juicy Riesling he recommends his “Pfalz Blatt “: a trio of very spicy saumagen (stuffed pig stomach), liver dumplings and bratwurst. This very typical dish has not been reinvented here but instead is served in the classic style with a wonderful wine sauerkraut and crispy bacon. Such quality is only possible when man, animal and wine are given time.