Dine in traditional Franconian style in the nicely appointed dining rooms of this fine regional restaurant on the ground floor of Hotel Ritter Jörg. The house aperitif, made with local Sommerhausen sparkling wine scented with natural essence of basil, is a delightful way to start a meal. The restaurant offers classic dishes such as Franconian roasted beef with caraway-seed crust and dark beer sauce, as well as special seasonal menus for wild game and fresh Pfifferlinge (mushrooms). The creative asparagus menu in May and June even features two desserts—asparagus parfait with strawberries and asparagus Strudel with warm asparagus-white wine sauce. Main dishes are priced around €12-15.

Contact: Hotel-Restaurant Ritter Jörg Maingasse 14, 97286 Sommerhausen, tel. +49/9333-97300, fax 9730230

Rating: Quality 15/20, Value 15/20