Friday, October 11, 2013

Oh! Their Desserts! A Great German Restaurant!

Homemade from scratch the day of... nothing artificial... low in sugar... and just simply amazing!

The Strawberry Napoleon - a must have!

If you haven't already been, be sure you save room for dessert at Gasthaus!  As shown here, the Strawberry Napoleon is a must-try. This dessert consists of a homemade puff pastry filled with homemade French pastry cream and strawberries, then dipped in apricot jam and rolled in freshly roasted almonds.  Delicious and beautifully presented on a plate with whipped cream, strawberries, and a swirl of strawberry puree. Tastes even better than it looks!

Upon entering Gasthaus you are immediately tempted by the large array of traditional German desserts on display including Black Forest Cake, Apple Strudel, and various tarts and rolls.

Black Forest Cake: layers of chocolate cake on a bed of cherries, and alternating layers of whipped cream, topped with chocolate shavings. 

Here's a tip about the desserts- virtually each night there's not a trace of one dessert left standing.  If you know you will be having dessert (and you should be), you might want to tell your server to set aside a dessert before you even order your main meal.  Repeat customers know this trick and use it often.  I'm not kidding- people are crazy for Annemarie's desserts!

Apple Strudel

The apple strudel is made fresh with puff pastry, Granny Smith apples, golden raisins, marzipan, and topped with a glaze of confectioner's sugar and lemon juice. Served warm with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream atop an edible, decorative berry sauce.

Of course there is so much more to Gasthaus restaurant than the desserts. Start with an appetizer like this one. This is an example of the Gasthaus Salad, a speciality salad that changes every two weeks.

Rucola - an example of one of the speciality Gasthaus Salads.

For an entree, try a traditional German Sunday Dinner - the Rouladen. A top round of beef braised and rolled and filled with bacon, onions, and a pickle! Served with Spatzle (A traditional German egg noodle - house-made, of course), freshly shredded red cabbage marinated and cooked, all lying on a bed of homemade gravy.

Rouladen paired with a German red wine, inquire about wine pairings.  Served in a wine goblet, goblets are also for sale at Gasthaus.

Another popular dish is the Jaeger Schnitzel. Padded, boneless pork loin, breaded and sauteed, topped with fresh herbs, onions, and mushrooms served with roasted potatoes.

Jaeger Schnitzel

While all of that is tasty and worth trying, let's head back to the desserts again! Always on hand is the Cherry Strudel, which is also a fan favorite. And be sure to check out the dessert rolls as well, like these below.

Strawberry/Blueberry Roll

Lemon Roll

Overall, the atmosphere is charming, the food is fantastic, and the desserts are, well, divine! Stop by on the first and third of the month to check out the accordion player who performs all day.

Gasthaus German Restaurant
4812 Brownsboro Center

Hours:  Dinner Only Tuesday - Saturday, 6-9:30 PM
Closed Sunday and Monday

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