I have the good fortune to be working in the area near Düsseldorf, Germany and I found this wonderful restaurant in the town of Kempen. Das Ercklentz is a culinary jewel in the middle of the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen. We were walking down the street one night and we decided to have a look at the menu outside the restaurant. My wife noticed right away that the restaurant offered some vegan choices so we decided to go in and give it a try. Fabulous!
One of my favorite German dishes is Sauerbraten and they make a really good “niederrheinischer” Sauerbraten complete with Red Cabbage (Rotkohl) and potato dumplings (Kartoffelklöse). I was in my element: my favorite German meal in a lovely restaurant with great service, a nice glass of wine and my wife by my side.
My wife had the Celery (Sellerie) Schnitzel served on a bed of mashed potatoes and endive (Endivienuntereinander). Wow – what a great dish. I was able to get a taste before my wife cleaned her plate and it was really good.
If you ever get the chance to visit Düsseldorf, do take the time to drive out to Kempen and enjoy a meal at Das Ercklentz. I hope you are as charmed by this lovely town and this great restaurant as I was. Chefs Patrizia, Sascha and Uwe will deliver a great dining experience for you in a warm, friendly atmosphere. Enjoy!Das Ercklentz Judenstrasse 8 47906 Kempen Germany Telephone: +49 2152 54465 Website: www.das-ercklentz.de