If you don’t know what currywurst is, or have never had it, you are seriously missing out on one of the best dishes of all time. Seriously! I had this for the first time a couple of years ago when I was in Munich, and now, every time I touch down on German soil, its the first thing I look for. Even when its just a stopover in a German airport, I will hunt down this amazing dish. Currywurst is basically some sausage cut up, and drizzled with a ketchup like curry sauce and sprinkled with curry powder. Usually served with fries.
On a recent trip to Germany, I had it four times in 2 days! The first was a place called Brunnenwirt. I think there is a restaurant, but we had it in a literal hole in the wall beside (look for a sign that says Imbiss or snack). It was to die for!
Speisemeisterei is a 2 Michelin star restaurant in Stuttgart, Germany, and it was one of my most memorable meals of 2022. The location was a bit odd. It is located about 20 minutes by car from the city center, but it was a dark and rainy night when we went. On top of that, it is located in what seemed like the countryside. As pulled up to the venue, we had no idea where we were, or if we were even in the right place. There were buildings and nothing else around you for miles. It seemed like we were surrounded by forest too! We headed towards one of the buildings and were relieved to be in the right place.
I had the 6 courses, and I’m glad I did as the deer was the most memorable dish. It was perfectly cooked and delicious. The others were just ok, either not mind blowing nor particularly memorable. The presentation and service however, were on point.
Overall, comparing 2 two-Michelin starred restaurants I have dined at in Germany recently (an fairly close to each other especially on the Autobahn!), I would not dine here again, and instead recommend Speisemeisterei (in Stuttgart) instead. The flavors, dishes, and overall dining room provide for a much more pleasurable dining experience.
Arriving in Frankfurt on a German holiday, our options for dinner were limited. I went through the Michelin Guide and found a place that looked interesting. I kind of wanted a party vibe and was craving Asian food. Asian “fusion” type restaurants in Europe can be disastrous so I prepared for the worst. Upon arrival, the place was exactly what I expected, dim lights, loud music, beautiful people, and a modern interior.
They had a selection of sake, and the sommelier was fairly knowledgeable about them. We started with the A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Katsu Sando. It was delicious!