Subject: Cologne (Koln) for lunch?
A request please. Can anyone think of a nice place for lunch in Cologne? Doesn't have to be near the cathedral. I'm meeting a friend. I have a couple of books that suggest places in Cologne, but you (all) have much experience and great ideas.

Thank you Anne W. for the very nice descriptions such as: We began with a crudite selection, accompanied by anchoide, an olive oil and anchovy paste. Then tender lamb, a stuffed baby artichoke - even the stem is fork-tender, and crisp sauteed potatoes. Followed by a basket of cheese to choose from -several types of chevre, a blue, and more. I'm suddenly hungry. jane palik