Wine Food Pairing- Corn Flake Schnitzel, Oh My!

Sunday, Sunday .... wine food pairing is looking for great food in a relaxing location. What better place to go than the Dorfwirt Gasthaus in Peisching Austria? Just the next village over it is always a good place to stop by and with Cousin Franz in tow we head on over!

The Dorfwirt was hosting a big event for the morning with a band and dancing ... this is just winding down and everyone is starting to kick back and relax a bit ...... the servers are joking around and cleaning up from the standing room only crowd.

We decide that a good way to begin our dining experience would be with their super yummo pumpkin soup! Kuerbissuppe is always a wonderful treat on a sunny, but chilly fall afternoon. They serve it just right, too ... with a dollop of creme fraiche and a drizzle of pumpkin seed oil!

Creme fraiche, prounounced "krem fresh", is a thick and smooth soured cream with a rich and velvety texture. This matured cream has a nutty, slightly sour taste produced by culturing pasteurized cream with a special bacteria.

For my main course I decided to pair my Zweigelt, local red wine, with another one of my favorite "schnitzel's" .... this one is a puntenschnitzel or turkey schnitzel. I am always of fan of this, but the Dorfwirt Gasthaus makes it extra special by dredging it in cornflakes first ... OH MY ... it gives the whole thing a terrific crunch!

It is served with a half of peach and a compote of lingonberries. Lingonberries are sometimes called the mountain cranberry and are a bit sweeter and less tart than the traditional cranberry and pair beautifully with the turkey schnitzel.

BigAl decided to take advantage of the fall season by going with "Bambi" ... wild meat this time of year in Austria is plentiful and he really doesn't have the opportunity to eat it very often in the US. Florida tends to offer more fresh fish than wild game on the menu ... lol!

Of course, the usual semelknoedel, or Austrian bread dumpling sat proudly on his plate!

Cousin Franz, being a vegetarian in this country of "meat," chose his usual veggie plate and ate every morsel!

The food was great and the wine exceptional. Another wine food pairing adventure for the blog history books. CHEERS!

1 comment:

Guanaja Sharon said...

Looks good enough to eat! So, you are in Austria now. How much longer will you be there and are you planning on eating/drinking your way through the hills, valleys and dales? Wish I could be there. Next May, my son and I are visiting Germany and I'll have to get in touch with you as far as travel plans and where to go!