Orange County, California
January 29, 2002
Warme Kuche von 11.00 bis 14.00 Uhr und 17.00 bis 22.00 Uhr, which means "the kitchen is hot" from 11:00 – 2:00 and from 5:00 – 10:00 (Germans like to eat early) and Dienstag Ruhetag, or Tuesday Restday.
Want more German? Taglich frische Forellen, which means they serve Fresh Trout Daily, and Jeden 2 Mittwoch Schlachtspezialitaten, which means that every second Wednesday, they serve a freshly slaughtered specialty (lovely).
Now, for the menu (all prices are in Euro):
Cream of Broccoli soup (extra good) - 3.40
Knoblauchtoast (garlic bread, very good as well) - 2.30
Jaegerschnitzel (hunter style with mushroom sauce, what I had, and it was okay, but not the best, and the price reflects the smaller portion served) - 10.00
Filetsteak mit Kraeuterbutter (herb butter steak, which my local friend, who eats here all the time, always has as her favorite) - regular portion 17.40 and "Klein appetit" 13.70
Muehlenpfanne (what my friend’s husband loves, and it's their specialty, served in an iron skillet, slices of pork in a mushroom cream sauce with baked cheese and vegetables all mixed up together) - 10.50
Mousse au Chocolad mit Waldbeeren und Sahne (Incredible! best chocolate mousse on the planet, served with wild berries and sugarless whipped cream) - 4.40
Bananensplit - 4.10 (average price for all desserts - 4 to 4.50ish)
Cappuccino, Espresso, Kaffee Creme, Tasse Kaffe (all Germans order coffee after a meal and they think you're crazy if you order coffee with your meal) - 1.50
All dinners are served with salads that have cucumbers, tomatoes, beets, some type of coleslaw stuff, and various other veggies (very little lettuce), with a light garlic cream dressing. Also, you get your choice of Dampfkartoffeln (boiled potatoes), Bratkartoffeln (fried potatoes), Spaetzle (tiny German dumplings), Kroketten (croquettes – like mashed potato fingers), Pommes (french fries), Reis (do I need to translate that one? Okay, rice), or Marktfrische Gemuese (fresh vegetables). Whew!
Of note: Next door is a companion hotel named Pfeifertal (Piper's Valley), www.hotel-pfeifertal.de, and the parking lot is shared with those using it to go out on the cycle trail, which begins just to the side of the restaurant.
From journal Around Ramstein