Delicious pub eats in Trier
I’ll admit it. My husband and I are craft beer aficionados. We love trying the creative blends of exotic fruits with bitter hops or creamy malts. Living in Germany, where beer is essentially its own food group, has allowed us to try the traditional Hefeweissbiers, Dunkels and pilsners. While we enjoy the less hoppy brews, we find ourselves missing the craft beer that has become prevalent in the States. For our 16th wedding anniversary, we decided to spend the day exploring Trier. To escape the brutal cold weather, we ducked into Stockinger Wirtshaus for an early lunch.
Stockinger Wirtshaus is located just off the main street in the Trier Altstadt. This charming gastro pub has a cozy interior with worn wooden tables and mismatched chairs that offer a simple sophistication. Seating was plentiful, and it wasn’t too crowded. The extensive drink menu included traditional German beer and a fantastic selection of local craft brews. I ordered a Tangerine Dream by Craftwerk, which was surprisingly hoppy with just a hint of tangerine. Since it was cold outside, I opted for beef goulash. My son decided on schnitzel, and my husband chose the house specialty: pickled pork knuckle.
The beef goulash came garnished with a vibrant cream sauce that added a burst of flavor to the hearty dish. The beef was tender, and the broth was savory. My husband was in pork knuckle heaven. The pickling spices weren’t overpowering, and the meat was falling off the bone. It was plated with a sauerkraut and potato mash that balanced the pork beautifully. The schnitzel was slightly disappointing. Although the breading was flavorful and crispy, the meat could have been more tender. However, the rosemary French fries more than made up for the mediocre schnitzel.
The servers were friendly and spoke excellent English. Some reviews mentioned slow service, but it was just fine for us. Take your time to enjoy the delicious food and wonderful craft brews at this Trier treasure.