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Villandry, Dresden

8 Jordanstrasse
Germany 01099
Tel: 49 351 899 67 24's insider take:

A reasonably priced fusion-cuisine hot spot in the hip outer Neustadt neighborhood, Villandry caters to Dresden's slick and bohemian residents and low-key international tourists. In a white-walled modernist setting, waiters present the day's menu on chalkboards carted from table to table. Tandoori swordfish atop a radicchio salad and rabbit filet in a shrimp-tempura crust with sweet melon and carrots are typical of the ever-changing appetizers; all are light, fresh, and entertaining. Main courses lean toward fish, including turbot with cucumber, tomato, and fennel, as well as lamb and a modern twist on Tafelspitz, a dish of boiled veal with horseradish, here served with root vegetables and French Fourme d'Ambert cheese. Meats and fish are expertly prepared and paired with daring texture and flavor combinations, though after a few courses of relentless experimentalism, one's palate can be a bit worn out. Book well in advance—this is one of Dresden's harder tables to reserve.

Open Mondays through Saturdays 6:30 to 11:30 pm.

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