It was my first time to dine at Cooky's Maikotten, a restaurant which is located at outside the city centre. This is the place to go for an exclusive dinner with a great ambiance. I really liked the atmosphere and decor - a large dining area with high ceilings, wooden tables and wicker chairs, potted plants including cacti, large glass windows decorated with cream curtains, overlooking the corn field. Our table was decorated with candles and rose petals which added a nice romantic touch - it was funny, though..we were three women who try to immerse ourselves in a literally romantic environment, hehe..The restaurant bring Mediterranian flavours combined with the Westphalian cuisine. It also offers breakfast buffet on Sundays and a special menu on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
The restaurant has a special menu for dogs - some of them are gluten-free! In fact, you can make a reservation for your dog birthday party!!!
Bread with creamy spread while waiting for our food ;)
I had one of the main dishes - a large salmon steak with lime-ginger sauce and served with homemade white pasta and vegetables. It was supposed to be the black pasta, but it was not available on that day. So I chose the white pasta instead. The salmon was grilled well, but it was a bit oily. The vegetables were ordinary, not as good as the one I had at Noites de Lisboa. For me, the pasta was probably the best part of the dish ;) I ordered two glasses of pineapple juice. The first one tasted good, but the second one was actually more watery! [Rating] Grilled Salmon with white pasta - 3 3/4 stars ; Pineapple juice (for the second one) - 3 stars
To sum up, this is the place to go for a great atmosphere - especially if you want to have a decent food at a *romantic* spot! - I am not really an expert in romantic dining, so this is solely based on my intuition...However, I believe that a bike-dinner trip to Maikotten is a good way to escape from the busy city ;) If you have the Schlemmerreise mit Gutscheinbuch, don't forget to use the Maikotten's coupon.