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Discover Germany | Wine&Dine | Weinladen Ahlbeck & Tian
Offering the exceptional Those who seek excellent wines in a personal and sophisticated atmosphere in the middle of the holiday island of Usedom, are at the right place at Weinladen Ahlbeck. Owner Gabriele Pretzel impresses tourists and locals alike with her exceptional culinary offers. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: ULRICH FAUST I ANGELA LIEBICH
Before its opening in 2003, Usedom didn’t have anything comparable to Weinladen Ahlbeck and its varied range of delicatessen.“Our range is individually put together by us so that we are able to offer the most suitable wine for each occasion, each meal and each individual guest,” Gabriele Pretzel says. Around 500 different, carefully chosen wines from each wine-growing area in Germany, from Saxony and palatinate to Franconia, are on offer. Additionally, wines from Italy, France, Spain or South Africa are sure to impress every palate. Spirits and gourmet food (cheese, oil, vinegar, coffee, chocolate
or salami), as well as beautiful table decorations round off the portfolio. Whether one seeks delicate table linens or Italian cutlery, Weinladen Ahlbeck offers everything to visually complement every good meal. A Mediterranean ambience, alongside exclusive, high-quality products is sure to make every guest’s stay worthwhile. Since 2010, visitors can also enjoy Gabriele Pretzel’s Weinbar, which is situated directly on Ahlbeck’s esplanade and close to the historic pier.Visitors who want to visit the seaside spa town of Ahlbeck should make at least one visit to the Weinladen or Weinbar. They are sure to experience out-
Lovely light lunches One knows the dilemma of searching for a fast, light and healthy lunch in between working hours. It’s almost impossible to find a bite to eat that won’t make one feel either stuffed or still hungry throughout the afternoon. Munich’s vegetarian TIAN restaurant has created the answer for all working people out there. TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF | PHOTOS: DANIEL SCHVARCZ
Located at theViktualienmarkt in the heart of the city, TIAN offers the exclusive vegetarian light lunch option.“You should take your time and enjoy a healthy lunch to vitally and energetically start your afternoon,“ says TIAN’s head chef Christoph Mezger.“It is light, good and different every
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noon,“ he adds. One can combine the TIAN light lunch according to their preference every day. Guests can chose between two tasty entrees (soup or salad), two flavorful main courses and one unconventional dessert and create their two- or three-course menu of choice.
Top & above left: Owner Gabriele Pretzel in the wine shop and at the cheese counter. Above right: In the wine bar
standing culinary delicacies and individual customer advice. www.weinladen-ahlbeck.de
How does corn soup with leek and sesame sound? Or why not try black rice with wild broccoli, asparagus and aubergine? The vegetarian restaurant impresses with creative and tasteful meat free culinary delicacies in an urban, puristic ambience. Head chef Christoph Mezger puts a special emphasis on using sustainable, seasonal and regional ingredients.“I concentrate on the natural tastes of my ingredients to get the distinctive character out of each one,“ he says. The light lunch is available Mondays to Saturdays, from 12 to 3pm and varies between 19 and 23 Euros. www.taste-tian.com/en/restaurant/de/munich
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