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Wiesbaden restaurants offer some of the best examples of Hessian cuisine that you’ll find on your trip to Germany.
This Wiesbaden dish is a succulent pastry. Bethmännchen is a popular Christmas season treat that is made with marzipan, almonds, rosewater and powdered sugar. If you’re in town for the holidays, be sure to sample some of this traditional sweet.
Frankfurter Rippchen mit Kraut
What is a proper German dish without pork? Hessian cuisine won’t disappoint you here. The Frankfurter Rippchen mit Kraut is a cured pork cutlet marinated in broth that is usually eaten with that other German staple, Sauerkraut. Mashed potatoes are another essential side dish, and to wash it all down, have a glass of local Apfelwein.
Frankfurter Kranz translates as “Frankfurt Crown Cake.” This Wiesbaden dish is known for its ring-like (or, crown-like) shape. It is covered in Krokant, which are caramel-covered nuts, and filled with buttercream.
Hockenberger Mühle (Hockenberger Höhe 4)
This Wiesbaden restaurant is a local favorite. The Hockenberger Mühle is a quaint inn that’s found in the countryside. With such beautiful natural surroundings, the ambiance here is always perfect. The restaurant has a beer garden and even an adventure playground for your young ones.
The menu includes well-known international staples like spaghetti, hamburgers and Caesar salads. But you’ll also find some authentic local meals, like schnitzels and pork medallions.
Ente Restaurant (Kaiser-Friedrich-Platz 3-4)
The Ente is generally regarded as one of the best Wiesbaden restaurants. The focus is on continental cuisine with an ever-changing menu.
Some of the house favorites include a crisped duck garnished with rhubarb, or liver with a pesto sauce made from mangoes and pistachios. The desserts are one of the main draws, with such offerings as lemon souffle and honey ice cream. But you definitely won’t want to miss its extensive wine and spirit list.
All in all, the Ente has enough variety to rival some of the best restaurants on the whole continent. You are certain to go home well-fed and enlightened by this interesting eatery. :-)
Restaurant M (Taunusstraße 4)
The Restaurant M is another highly-rated Wiesbaden restaurant. Here you can find a 1930s New York retro decor coupled with fine German and Austrian cuisine at the Hotel de France. Some menu highlights have included superb dishes like tomato basil soup, balsamic grilled shrimp and veal scallops in a pine nut risotto.