Hello Germany; today is the beginning of a long week around this beautiful country which I have dug into closely yet. Frankfurt, a five-hour drive to Munich, another five hours to Berlin and back to Frankfurt, it's promising to be a week of dreams.
Homey and dimmed, woody and authentic, we stopped at a restaurant next to a gas station on the way to Munich. I surely wasn't expecting to eat that well.
We waited to be served but the restaurant was fully loaded. German people, and I thought it would be local food. I ate something amazing, delicious, rich and flavorful.
Wood was all over the place, a low ceiling and a restaurant divided into four rooms, an old style cottage. Waitresses, many of which don't speak English, and a German menu. They will give you a multilingual menu if you ask for it.
On the menu, a selection of breakfast, lunch and dinner mostly meat. Escalope, sausages and fried items. It surely was not a good first impression... In a bad mood, we waited for someone to approach us. They made us wait because the language was a problem. We actually changed our minds as soon as we tried their food: It was delicious.
- A smoked ham platter served on a slice of wood. Extremely smoky, thin slices of ham with their fatty envelope served alongside pickles and lettuce. The plate comes with three slices of rye bread and butter.
- Escalope cordon bleu of pork: A large slice of fatty meat stuffed with cheese and ham. A plate served with green peas and potato croquette on the side. The meat is breaded, tender and juicy stuffed with melted cheese. Oil-free croquettes, tender peas served alongside a good chunk of meat. A lovely plate I'm happy to have ordered!
- The pork escalope is also delicious and served with fries. It only needs mustard and ketchup for more enjoyment. Tender, the meat is moist and juicy.
- Sausages, six of them are served with sweet choucroute and mashed potatoes. Delicious, like all the other plates, the tender sausages and soft cabbage are yummy indeed.
- German pancakes are fact something that looks like a pizza. A thin and tender dough, melted cheese, smoked meat and salt. I pushed away the onions and enjoyed this unique creation, another take on our Mankoushe with hints of finesse. Delicious is the least that can be said.