Currently, the wines that we serve with meals in the "Piocher" come from the wine cellars of:
Fernand Cina in Salgesch
The family business was founded in 1956 by Fernand Cina in Salgesch. In 1987, the brothers Manfred and Damian Cina were able to take over the growing vineyard from their father. Through much diligence and care in the vineyards, passion and love for the grapes, their work has been rewarded over the years. Many wines have been crowned with national as well as international awards.
The winery is known for its diverse range of specialities. On 20 hectares of their own vineyards, they cultivate an extraordinarily large number of grape varieties, which allows them to offer around 40 different wines.
At the "Piocher", Fernando and Christoph forego the use of a menu. They want their guests to succumb fully to the pleasure of their meal, thereby encouraging the feeling of conviviality. Each dish is paired with the perfect wine from a specially selected winemaker. In order to make this plan work, the "Piocher" only has 4 tables.
“I had a dream that my guests would come together in the "Piocher" to enjoy and abandon themselves to the food and the wine”, is how Fernando explained his plans. This outstanding chef has international experience, but has been inspired by his own way of living: "We cook what we think is fun to cook, and what we ourselves like to eat. The dishes change every 5 to 6 weeks. We want our guests just to concentrate on their enjoyment of the food, and not to be distracted by what’s on a menu”.
Guests can decide on the size of their own meals and on whether they want their food to be served with wine or not. The chefs do aim to take account of specific preferences, but: “We aren’t able to offer purely vegan meals” added Christoph Kummer, who is Fernando’s right-hand man.
At the "Piocher" we are awarded 13 GaultMillau points.