Traveling is one of the most beautiful hobbies we can imagine. Just packing the suitcase is an experience in itself. Do you know the feeling of waking up in a different bed and looking through the window into the surroundings of another country? Discovering the unfamiliar is what makes traveling so appealing, and encounters with other cultures are what makes it so strange. Memories that last. To perceive travel destinations and their sights with the eyes and to hear honking vehicles in the supposed traffic chaos of Asian cities are a memory. To feel stone-old walls and to travel in thought into the past is another. But hardly any other experience is as intense as indulging in the culinary arts of other cultures.
Combining aromas with food that we would never dream of is something that culinary artists in distant lands do as virtuoso as we do in a Franconian tavern. Regardless of whether it is fish, meat or seared and crispy vegetables. Soups, salads and tempting desserts. The temptation of these dishes is and remains an unforgettable adventure for all the senses. Our kitchen team loves the challenge and also has excellent contacts in the kitchens of the most diverse countries. One thing leads to another and despite all travel warnings, we invite you to join us on a culinary journey through the world.
From Bella Italia to the 1001 flavors of the Bosphorus, Neumühle is looking for savoir-vivre in our French neighbor. Chef Dirk Abel takes you to Spain with a joyful “Olé” and with a courageous leap to the west, the culinary gates of Portugal open. We dedicate an entire week to each country and not only align our gourmet evening menu with the help of a guest chef. Our sommelier Ms. Reich has also added numerous fine wines to her wine cellar and is not at a loss for serving you nothing less than pure wine from other cultures.
The Italian Riviera has been the incarnation of the perfect summer vacation for decades and quite a few films from the 1970s brought their viewers to the Mediterranean coast of Liguria. But Italy can do more. Much more. South Tyrol is the Mecca of mountain lovers, cyclists, wine lovers and those who see Lake Garda as a second home. In Venice, one of the gondoliers pokes you through the labyrinthine canals, in Pisa you put the leaning tower back up, in Rome you wave to the Pope and, crazy, climb the Spanish Steps. In Naples your gaze falls on the imposing Vesuvius and before you can plunge into autonomous Sicily over the tip of your boot, the service shakes you awake.
It is time for the main course of the Italian week in the Neumühle. Accompanied by a wine from Tuscany and on this mild evening it is difficult to decide whether Bella Italia is still a dream or has already become a reality.
Of all the European Mediterranean countries, Spain is the country that could well be in the deepest of South America. Endless sandy beaches, steep rocky coasts, cities that dance forever and dry and dusty landscapes inland give Spain its magical charm. Between the contrasts, we meet warm people who seem to have hospitality in their blood. And before you know it, you are part of a festival, drop all thoughts and let yourself be carried away by wine, music and dance. The typical paella with fresh mussels tastes at least as good as the excellent Rioja and before you see red, like the bulls in the arenas of traditional Spain, head chef Dirk Abel takes you back to the Neumühle and the Spanish week with the next course .
The French musician’s accordion echoes softly and enchantingly over the Seine and catches itself in the candlelight that flickers your partner’s face. You have just had a real French aperitif in the courtyard of the Neumühle and are now waiting eagerly for the first course from Dirk Abel’s cuisine. France stands for a very special way of life. The savoir-vivre is the secret of the French and it cannot be put into words anyway. It wants to be experienced. Preferably in an unadulterated way – just like in France, which we mainly know from films and paintings that show those street cafes that come from a time when everything that moves us today seems very far away. A croissant, a café and the hustle and bustle on Rue de la grand liberté.
Get this freedom with the French week in the Neumühle in Lower Franconia and find out where the magic comes from, which precisely that accordion might spread that you were so consciously aware of at the beginning.
Portugal is not just located on the Atlantic Ocean, delights with white beaches, port wine and contagious joie de vivre. For centuries, the westernmost country on the European continent has been dominated by seafarers who brought with them from all over the world what seems everyday to us today. While Columbus discovered America by chance, his Portuguese colleague Vasco da Gama managed to find the sea route to India. It remains to be seen whether his return can be seen as the beginning of tasty cuisine and at the same time wondering what was meant by enjoyment up to now. The spices that found their way to Europe from then on have survived to this day and can also be found in the dishes that you can experience in the Neumühle during the Portuguese week. You can look forward to hearty cuisine, seafood, cod, Serra cheese and various desserts that will ignite the unprejudiced, light attitude to life that unites Portugal in one breath.
Much more than just two continents meet on the Bosphorus. It is the melting pot of two cultures, two religions and, above all, the transition to the fairytale world of Arabia. Imagine the waves crashing on the bow walls of the small ship that is currently transferring you from European Istanbul to the Asian side.
In the distance, the Hagia Sophia towers proudly and mightily between thousands of roofs and chimneys and with a tingling sensation in your feet, you can hardly wait to step on real Turkish soil. Before one of the spice markets devours you, where every gram is haggled with more passion than at the weekly market in Hammelburg, close your eyes.
Do you smell that too? Turkish cuisine can do a lot more than we are used to in Germany. The hiss of meat-hungry flames penetrates your ear and the air is filled with the scent of adventure that unfolds between the tongue and the palate. While you imagine how long it would take to cross and explore all of Turkey, we serve you the first course of the Turkish week in the Neumühle.