I was recently in the Mosel wine region where, guided by a local winemaker, I discovered some of the exciting places shaping local food and wine culture. Die Graifen is a different kind of place. Part restaurant, part vintage furniture shop and part winery, this place has a special atmosphere to it.
After two visits and two delicious meals, Matthias Decker (the owner), invited me for an off-hours visit. I joined him in the kitchen while he prepared some handmade tortellini for supper and explained me the concept behind Die Graifen and their use of tasty international cuisine with local ingredients. I filmed Matthias making the tortellini and decided to make this the second episode of my food, wine and travel video series.
Recipe: Tortellini with mascarpone, ricotta and basil.
Restaurant: Die Graifen - http://www.graifen.de
Address: Wolfer Weg 11, Traben-Trarbach, Germany.
Phone: (+49) 06541-811075
Camera: Nikon D90
Music: "Le Moulin" by Yann Tiersen