Game Specialties - Incomparable Delights for the Palate
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, with its lush forests and extensive fields, provides the natural habitat for wild animals and thus enables a species-rich population.
More and more gourmets are enthusiastic about the tender meat (venison) of local game species such as red deer, fallow deer, roe deer, wild boar and occasionally mouflon. Of course, such a precious commodity must first mature. Accordingly, hunting and closed seasons for each game species are set by law.
Roe deer, wild boar, stag and co. are often prepared in the traditional way as hearty roasts or spicy ragouts. Increasingly, modern restaurants are also taking a liking to the tasty game meat. In this way, creative chefs are able to create a wide variety of dishes. Most game species are even ideal for Mediterranean, Asian or exotic dishes. Since game meat contains only little fat and cholesterol, you can feast carefree. In addition, venison is rich in protein and minerals such as potassium, iron and zinc and contains valuable vitamins.
This culinary delight can be experienced in autumn in numerous restaurants in the country. In addition, many events take place, such as spectacular drag hunts on horseback or eventful festivals on the subject of game with falconry demonstrations and hunting horn blowers, which should also not be missed, for example as part of the Usedom Game Weeks.
Meat delicacies from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
The rough-wooled Pomeranian Landschaf is a rare native sheep breed that has found a home again in some places in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, for example on the Rügen eco-farm "Ranch am Torfmoor".Breeder Nils-Torsten Volk not only keeps sheep here, but also other native breeds such as the Rügener Weiderind, the Rügener Sattelschwein or Pomeranian ducks and Pomeranian geese are nurtured and cared for.The farm store sells products from the farm's own slaughtering and processing, and live cooking evenings can be booked for a very special experience.
Just a stone's throw from the harbor in Schaprode on Rügen lies the island of Öhe - for 700 years the small island has been owned by the Schilling family, who live here alone with their cattle and sheep. Instead of palm trees, lush herbs and the spicy grasses of the typical salt marshes grow there. The high-quality meat and sausage specialties from the Öhe cattle and sheep are available in the farm store of Schillings Gasthof.
The Darß estate in Born, on the Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, also practices organic farming with cattle, lambs, water buffalo and Boer goats. The animals stand year-round on the salt marshes between the Baltic Sea and the Bodden.The rustic manor kitchen of the adventure farm welcomes you to a small or large break and offers many hearty dishes from the farm's own organic and wild products.