A group of us are here tonight to celebrate MB's graduation, and we are greeted at the front by a very friendly man who continues to make funny sounds and faces at Queen Chu throughout the night, and then laughs at himself! Weird and a bit creepy....
But anyway, a trip to Löwenbräu isn't complete without some bier and pretzels! Fi gets a Mango Weizen which is sweet and very easy to drink, while Sir D and I share a Hofbräu Diesel, which is a dark lager mixed with coke.
When our waitress sees Queen Chu try the Mango Weizen and wrinkle her nose in distaste, she suggests that she get a soft drink. And she returns with a very bier-looking drink and tells us that it is a Spezi - a mix of Fanta and Coke that looks like bier for little kids to drink. Perfect!
We make our menu choices and before long the masses of meat start to roll out onto the table. MB chooses the Kalbsbratwurst which is essentially bangers and mash. And since it's got a big mound of creamy mash, MB is a happy camper.
Kalbsschnitzel "Weiner Art": Milk-fed veal schnitzel with cranberry compote, salad and french fries - $28.50Next up is JC's schnitzel and I am sceptical about the menu's claim that it is "light" since it looks massive, but JC has no trouble finishing this and it is apparently quite a light meal indeed (compared with their other meatier offerings). They forget about the cranberry sauce but they apologise and bring it over in a separate bowl.
d.skipper.w wants to go for something a bit healthier, so she opts for the baked spätzle. I've never tried spätzle before so I have a bit of this and it's a bit like cheesy spaghetti, but not quite as long and with a different texture. d.skipper.w loves the cheese but can't finish it due to cheese overload!
Knuspriger Schweinebauch: Crackling roast pork belly with Löwenbräu bier sauce, sautéed potatoes and braised red cabbage - $28.00Fi is undecided about whether to get the pork knuckle or the pork belly, but goes with the deliciously fatty pork belly for the crackling. There's less crackling on the pork belly but it is much crunchier than the pork knuckle - quality over quantity, right? The sauteed potatoes are also surprisingly good.
Queen Chu chooses her mission: the pork knuckle. One giant hunk of pork and crackling lands in front of her and she only manages to consume half of it before admitting defeat. Poor effort Queen Chu! =P
Schlachtplatte: Löwenbräu's selection of Bavarian specialities including sausages, chicken schnitzel, roast pork belly with mashed potato and sauerkraut ($37.00) --> double the size with pork knuckle - $67.00Sir D and I decide to tackle the giant schlatteplatte - a platter of bavarian specialties including 2x chicken schnitzel, 2x 4 types of sausages, 2x pork belly, 2x 3 types of ham/bacon, 1x pork knuckle + mashed potato, gravy and sauerkraut. This defeated us once before but today we're back with a vengeance (and aforementioned elastic-waisted pants!).
I think we did a pretty good job.
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