Top choice modern european in Freudenstadt

Schwarzwaldstube commands big forest views from its rustically elegant dining room. Head chef Torsten Michel performs culinary magic, carefully sourcing ingredients and presenting with an artist's flair. The tasting menu goes with the seasons, but might begin with a palate-awakening confit of Arctic cod with red-bell pepper ginger crust, followed by suckling veal with smoked bone marrow and Périgord truffle.

If you fancy getting behind the stove, sign up for one of the cookery classes, which revolve around a theme such as cooking with crustaceans, asparagus, goose or truffles, or techniques including pasta-making and preparing pâtés. The website has details and dates.

Schwarzwaldstube has three Michelin stars. It's located in the village of Tonbach, 11km north of Freudenstadt.