The restaurant also says that it is the home of the Applewine Museum, and certainly, the décor would suggest that, with apples and bottles of wine making up the main decorations. We were the only people in the restaurant at 5pm for dinner; how very American of us! Actually, we were still jet-lagged and planned to make an early night of it.
We wanted to try some typically German or Hessian food, and this restaurant specializes in these. Al and I had pork steak with mushroom sauce, salad, and fried potatoes, and Joe and Bob had pork schnitzel and salad. All the food was well-cooked, and service was fast and efficient. The salad was a real beauty, with corn and cabbage and an interesting dressing. The mushroom sauce that came with our meal was the real winner, golden and rich--we didn’t waste a drop. The menu was not available in English and be aware that they don’t take credit cards. Our waitress understood enough English to make ordering easy and everything arrived as ordered.
For dessert, we all had red berries and vanilla sauce. This included raspberries, currants, and cherries, I was a little surprised by the cherries, but it was delicious. It was the consistency of a loose preserve and not too sweet. We drank Pils with our meal and coffee with dessert. The Pils was great and a bargain at $2.80. The coffee, however, was not worth the money--it was a very small cup and not great; for almost $4, I can’t recommend it. The meal for two cost us almost $40. This was not a bad price, since the entree portions were more than enough to fill us up.
January 26, 2004
From journal Frankfurt- I’ll Take Mainhattan