For the past three weeks, I had been craving German style roast pork (German: Schweinebraten). But it has been too hot and humid to make this dish at home, and no one else in the family wanted it. So I was waiting for Schweinebraten Wetter (roast pork weather), which is a somewhat cooler day to have such a filling dish at a nearby restaurant or Biergarten.
That perfect day never came, but I did not want to wait any longer. We braved the heat and humidity this late afternoon, and went to the Kronenhof * in Bad Homburg (a 10-minute drive).
This was the best pork roast I’ve ever had around here in the whole state of Hesse. The gravy was superb, and the meat so tender. These bread dumplings are a nice variation to the regular potato dumplings.
On the menu, look for: Schweinebraten in Biersoße mit Semmelknödel und Krautsalat (Roast pork in beer sauce with bread dumplings and coleslaw).
My husband opted for the prime boiled beef with strips of vegetables, horseradish sauce and boiled potatoes. Look for the German term ‘Gesottener Tafelspitz’, also with a choice of green sauce (local herb sauce specialty) or horseradish sauce.
For my foreign friends and readers – they also offer the popular ‘Grilled knuckle of pork with Sauerkraut or coleslaw’. Guten Appetit!
For more information, visit: Hofgut Kronenhof in Bad Homburg