One of the first posts to appear on this blog was a short review of Zum Gldenen Zopf, a very nice country Gasthaus in nearby Blankenhain. Back then I had promised myself to come back and have a taste of their more creative dishes. My parents, here for Sammis birthday, offered to baby-sit for an evening so Daniela and me used the chance to try the cooking of chef Hendrik Thormeier.
The restaurant (and Hotel) is situated in a charming historic building in the centre of Blankenhain. Beside the entrance a sign shows that the name of the house goes back at least to 1565. The name probably comes from the host at the time, Herr Gldenzopf. Records show that this house was already an inn back then, and remained one, through a few name changes, for a very long time. The actual restaurant-hotel opened in 1997. The dining room itself has a simple but welcoming atmosphere, all in light but warm colours, with pleasing pictures on the wall, some from the chef himself.