Whether food is something you travel for or just something you enjoy while traveling, it is a necessary part of any day. Personally I don’t usually travel for food but enjoy local cuisine while traveling although I’d travel to Germany just for some schnitzel 🙂
In no order, here are 4 meals that really stood out above the rest!
First is a lunch I devoured at Klosterbräu brewery in Bamberg. After a morning of walking the streets of Bamberg’s Old Town I literally fell into my seat at Klosterbräu eagerly ready for some food and drink!
I can’t tell you how wonderful the Schnitzel Wiener Art mit Kartofellsalat und Salat was! The pork wiener schnitzel was cooked to perfection and the potato salad was scrumptious! German green salads have been one of my favorites for many years. I love the tender butter lettuce on top that is hiding little secrets like carrots, radishes and some kind of cured cabbage. Delicious!
Next up is the wonderful dinner I enjoyed at Pfudel in Vienna. From the English menu I ordered Veal Goulash with Gnocchi. Imagine my surprised delight when the plate arrived layered with beautiful goulash on top of Spätzle and not gnocchi!!! You probably don’t want to get me started telling you about how much I adore Spätzle so I’ll just tell you they are tiny little flour dumplings that are wunderbar! The picture I took was blurry (I think I was shaking in delight at the Spätzle!) so I can’t share with you this delightful meal 🙁 but will entice you with a picture I found of Spätzle.
Imagine these small little dumplings topped with thick red gravy full of tasty tender pork, veal or beef and the wonderful aroma of paprika! I accompanied the goulash with an absolutely wonderful glass of Grüner Veltliner wine.
One evening I wandered up to the Stiegl Keller in Salzburg. The Keller is located at the base of the Mönchburg and is a bit of a walk up but the views, beer and food make it so worth it! For this meal I had an amazing pork chop with brown gravy, roast potatoes and green beans with bacon. I know it sounds like a basic meal and it was but, oh my god, it was so delicious!
Sadly, no pictures of this one either. When I remembered to take a picture I looked down and my plate was already empty and I mean empty. I devoured this meal!
I’m actually a little embarrassed to share this next “meal” with you. To start, I’ll admit, yes I am a cheap date! Wandering Salzburg and not wanting to take the time to sit down and eat lunch I came upon Salzburger Imbiss Grill which is basically a fast food hot dog/sausage joint. I ordered an “Original” Bosna which is grilled sausage with spicy mustard and grilled onions. First bite and I knew I was in heaven. The grilled sausage was perfection. The sausage was encased in white bread that was grilled on a type of Panini press which made it a little crunchy and equally heavenly. Add in the accoutrements and you have a winning combination! This one didn’t last long either 🙂 and is the best “hot dog” I have ever had.
I highly recommend all of these wonderful meals but suggest you eat more regularly than I did so you can enjoy your meal and remember to actually take a picture!