Comfort Food #8: Viktoria Fuchs – How does the crisis affect a family business on the countryside?
“We have new restaurant concepts, wonderful hotels – it is also possible to have a nice holiday in Germany.”
Viktoria Fuchs – Hotel Spielweg, 16.04.20
Viktoria Fuchs is the head chef and owner of the Romantik Hotel Spielweg in the Black Forest. Viktoria and her family are filling in the closure of their restaurant and hotel by offering a take-away service with freshly cooked meals. Home-made specialties that guests used to be served in the “Spielweg”, such as raw milk cheese, bread, and game sausage from their own hunt, can now be ordered online.
For Viktoria, the Corona crisis also has a positive side: the growing attention for sustainability and regionality, for example, which her father coined as a pioneer of contemporary game cuisine. In her restaurant, Viktoria continues this tradition and combines game with Asian ingredients. “We have had our own cheese dairy for a long time now, and now we give classes where hunters learn simple ways to process what they catch,” she says, “These things will certainly get more attention in the future, just like spending your holidays in the Black Forest.