Subject: RE: Cologne (Koln) for lunch?
Hi Jane,

Here are a couple of possibilities from:

Cheer, Linda Toronto

Weinhaus im Waldfisch Salzgasse 13 (Between the Heymarkt and the river), Koln Telepone 0221 - 219575

The black and white gabled facade of this 425 year old restaurant is unforgettable as are the traditional specialties that are served here. For lunch start off with the Himmel und Erde (Heaven and Earth), which consists of pureed apples and potatoes topped with slices of blood sausage or the reibekuchen, potato pancakes served with apple sauce and then go on to the fillet of beef with wine sauce or the hot pigeon pie. For dinner consider the sauerbraten, which is a slowly marinated sweet and sour beef pot roast served with potato dumplings, red cabbage and stewed fruits. If its something lighter that appeals, try the crayfish in champagne sauce, which is truly marvelous. Reservations suggested for dinner. Dress is informal. Closed weekends. Prices are moderate.

Gastatte Fruh am Dom Am Hof 12 - 14, Koln Telepone 0221 - 236618

Justifiably one of the most popular restaurants in the city, this former brewery has bold frescoes on its vaulted ceilings, and a surprisingly light even though completely authentic German atmosphere and cuisine. The reibekuchen (potato pancakes served with apple sauce), rabbit casserole with red cabbage, wild duck with pears, braised veal in white wine, and hunter's chicken with cherries are all worth trying. If the weather is good, be sure to dine outdoors in the beer garden. Reservations required. Dress informal. Prices are moderate.