Set amid the rolling vineyards of the Rheingau region on Frankfurt's outskirts, chef Claudio Urru's chic wine country eatery blends local and international ingredients into superb contemporary dishes.
Among the house specialties are veal with pumpkin and parsnip, guinea fowl with sweet potatoes, figs and mushrooms, and saddle of venison with walnut cream and cranberries.
The New York-style cheesecake is superb, as are the local Riesling and Spätburgunder (pinot noir) wines.
Though set on the grounds of Schwarzenstein Castle, the restaurant's architecture is dramatically modern, the dining room inside a giant glass box overlooking the Rhine.
Gourmet Restaurant - Burg Schwarzenstein, Rosengasse 32, 65366 Geisenheim, Hesse Germany; +49 67 22 99 500