I have to tell you about my lovely night in a little restaurant near the river Elbe. It was my aunts wedding anniversary and she invited us to that cosy place. You feel like in the middle of Austria or Bavaria when entering the restaurant – a warm atmosphere, country-style decoration and a relaxed mode, no dress-up required. You have to try out the “Kleines Jacob”, a Wine-Bistro kind of restaurant belonging to the popular Louis C. Jacob Hotel and Restaurant. But the restaurant is not my reason for writing this blog-post. It was the company that strived me, that inspired me and that made me think of much more.
That night was not only lovely food wise and decoration wise, I had such great conversations with my aunties friends. She was sceptic if we would get along with her friends, which are the generation of our parents of course. But I loved the talks, I enjoyed NOT using my mobile and NOT having people on the table watching their mobiles all the time. It was so chilled and profound at the same time. No pressure, just talks, no instagram, just conversations and discussions. We have that way to little in our new world. We are used to constantly check our messengers, what´s app news, Facebook and Instagram accounts, not talking about snapchat and all the other social media platforms… I just think we have to remind ourselves more often on the difference between the virtual and the real world and especially on the importance of real-life relationships versus only online-feedback and fast one-word conversations in the mobile-phone. It does not have to do with that specific restaurant we went to. I just got woken up by the generation ahead of us, that there is a strong life besides the phone. Catch myself way to often right now only staring at my phone or laptop. It was so inspiring, meaningful and educational to really TALK for 3 hours non stop while drinking some really good wine. And it remembered me that we are the only ones to teach our kids to appreciate quality time with their real friends. Let´s work on that and try to find a balance for us and our kids to not end up in a digital desaster.
Nevertheless I can warmly recommend this restaurant and of course I have my tips and faves for you as always, so that you are well-prepared for your next visit in Hamburg!
Treasurette-Fave: As a main dish, try the “confit of knuckle of suckling pig with a sauce containing pieces of bacon, sauerkraut and mashed potato” or the “Pink roasted back of venison ‘Baden-Baden’ ” – see my pics – these dishes are awesome!
As a desert I had the “Chocolate tarte with spicy plums and vanilla ice cream” – best ever – like a giant praline!
Treasurette-Tip: Taste the suggested wines with the different dishes – they really have knowledgable sommeliers in the Jacob-Restaurants.