Eisbein (Pork Knuckle): Zur Letzten Instanz
German cuisine falls heavy on the pork, the king of which is the knuckle. In Berlin, the oinktastic dish is called “eisbein,” or "ice leg" (oh-kay), and it’s boiled or steamed for several hours, usually in sauerkraut, giving it a nice pink glow. The dish is generally served with potatoes and Berliners also eat it with pea puree. Try it out at the city’s oldest restaurant, Zur Letzten Instanz, which opened in 1621, and has supposedly since served Napoleon, French prez Jacques Chirac & Jack Nicholson.