Spice Tasting

Spice sommelier Lars Hoffmann reveals kitchen tricks

Lars Hoffmann successfully passed his examination as a spice sommelier at the Competence Centrefor Nutrition (Kern) in the Bavarian town of Kulmbach at the beginning of 2016. Since then, he has passed on his knowledge, including his expertise in the kitchen, to our guests through spice tasting events.


  • Welcome with a glass of sparkling wine and homemade spiced syrup
  • Presentation and discussion about the individual spices:
    • Description
    • Handling
    • Use
    • Examples
  • Creation of own spice blends for home use
  • Small catering with bread, spreads, pastries, non-alcoholic beverages and coffee/tea

Start: 4.00 p.m. Price: €19 per person Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

24 November – 15 December Theme: Christmas Spices
19 January – 9 February Theme: Salt and Pepper
16 February – 9 March Theme: Curry