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Between Currywurst (curried sausage) and wine sorbet

“Pommes rotweiß, Currywurst und Pilsken.” (chips “red and white” with mayonnaise and tomato sauce, curried sausage and Pilsner beer) – the result of a spontaneous association between gourmet delights and the Ruhr Area is simple and hearty. Indeed, the people here are loyal to both their freshly tapped beer and the delicious, well-spiced fried sausages.

Even gourmet chefs like Nelson Müller trace these delicacies to the remotest chippie. Generally, there is hardly any fear of contact between nouvelle cuisine, fast food classics and hearty regional cuisine. And the culinary spectrum of the multicultural Metropolis Ruhr is as gigantic as it is international. Local cuisine, with both hearty and refined creations, spoils its customers alongside Turkish, Italian, Spanish and Greek restaurants. This doesn’t only apply  to star-studded restaurants in Essen, Dorsten or Xanten, but also to the countless favourite haunts and insiders’ tips of the region.

In addition to exquisite culinary delights, the surroundings also contribute to the perfect indulgence. While enjoying your delectable meal with a historical, industrialcultural backdrop, you are surrounded by a unique ambience. For example, in the Restaurant Pferdestall in Dortmund in the lovingly restored Zollern colliery. Wine connoisseurs also find this flair in the Weinzeche in Essen. Accommodated in the Bonifacius colliery, the restaurant has a broad selection of fine wines.

As far as the “cool blond” beer is concerned, it’s worth trying the regional beers in the brewhouses and breweries of the Metropolis Ruhr, in addition to the well-known brands. Rustic beer gardens, hearty homestyle cuisine, as well as trendy bars, bistros and cafes await you at the Bermuda3eck in Bochum. And naturally, there is no getting around the “longest bar in Europe” with its much-praised cult Currywurst (curried sausage) of Dönninghaus. Enjoy your meal!