Mountain feeling in the City of Frankfurt in Germany doesn’t exist? Well, it does in the 5-star hotel Frankfurter Hof.
The wooden chalet (Almhütte in German) is built in the court yard of the hotel surrounded by small Christmas trees decorated with fairy lights. The inside is rustic with wooden furniture, red and white checked table clothes and antlers on the wall.
The menu offers typical Bavarian specialities like Zwiebelsuppe (onion soup), Weißwurst or Knödel (dumplings).
I was with a group of friends and we ordered Brezn (bretzel) with Obazda (a German cream cheese) to share as a starter.
As a main course I went for venison goulash with spätzle. It was served with a piece of goat cheese and lingonberry jam, which gave the dish a fresh touch. The meat was good and the sauce very tasty. (If you read my last restaurant articles, you may know that you can trust my judgement about venison as it is one of my favourite meats in winter).
I drank wine the whole evening, but the menu also offers different beers, mulled wine and hot Äppler (Apple wine, a typical hesse speciality). A special mention must go to the service staff, who organised my fiancé a Gin Tonic from the bar inside the hotel, which is usually not served in the chalet!
The Almhütte in the Steigenberger Frankfurter Hof offers the perfect setting for a pre- (or after) Christmas get-together in a rustic and cosy atmosphere.
I paid: 8€ for the Obazda, 29€ for the goulash and 3,90€ per glass of wine.
The prices are more moderate in comparison to the (real) chalets in the mountains and justified considering the attentive service and the quality of food.
The Almhütte will be there until the end of January – 1 month left to try!