At their elegant country inn in the forested Eifel Hills, Helmut and Ulrike Thieltges offer guests one of Germany's absolute finest dining experiences. Helmut is an extraordinary chef, renowned for transforming truffles, foie gras, and Persian caviar into masterful dishes. Challans duck in an orange-ginger sauce is his specialty. The wine list is equally superb. The dining room, with gilded and white-wood furnishings and plush red carpets, has a Parisian look, and the pretty gardens add to a memorable visit. Sonnora can prepare a vegetarian menu, but call ahead.
Auf'm Eichelfeld, 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Wittlich, which is 18 km (11 mi) west of Kues via B-50; from A-1, exit Salmtal, Dreis, Rheinland-Pfalz, D–54518, Germany