The 130 best restaurants and producers in Brandenburg, Potsdam and southern Mecklenburg This book tells the story of a culinary landscape that is not defined in terms of opulently set tables, silver cutlery or the magnitude of the final bill. While some of the more renowned establishments – 17fuffzig in the Spreewald for instance – proved to be even better than expected, we also want to showcase the small independent producers: an organic ice-cream parlour, goat farms, farm shops, the traditional East German bakery in Oranienburg or a seasonal café nestled behind the Elbe dyke. Prignitz is typical of the areas we visited while researching this book, as is Oderbruch. Both regions have a river at their heart and seemingly boundless rolling countryside and are permeated with a glorious feeling of expansiveness. The best way to explore them is by bike, which is why our Speisekarte Brandenburg is designed to fit easily into any backpack. Take it with you on a voyage – the tables are set, the picnic blankets spread wide!