I haven’t been on my bike much the past week – rain, jammed garage door, emergency dentist appointments with Janos. But we are back on track now. Went for a ramble in the countryside and finished up with a stop at the beer garden in Unterbrunn before we returned home. It’s a small beer garden, the food is good, they serve Augustiner, our favorite beer (although I seldom drink beer at noon), and the waitresses wear dirndls.
You can’t go wrong if you order pork roast in a Bavarian restaurant. Today, as was to be expected, the meat was lean and tender. Traditionally, potato and/or bread dumplings are served with it, and for a bit of vitamins coleslaw as a side. The coleslaw will have caraway seeds in it and bits of crispy bacon strewn on top. That is what I ordered.
Janos had the schnitzel, a Munich schnitzel where the meat is coated with mustard and horse radish before it is breaded with crumbs made from soft pretzels. The potato salad typical for here contains no mayonnaise, the moisture comes from finely sliced cucumbers and vegetable broth. The portions are enormous but the restaurant will package what you can’t eat for you to take home.
As if that weren’t enough, we stopped for an ice cream cone on the way back. Most places selling ice cream are run by Italians, and Italian ice cream is the very best. I guess they had about 25 flavors to choose from. That’s what keeps me coming back, I want to try them all. Today I had two scoops, salty caramel and amarena.