Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIAW: A night out

I intended to write a What I Ate Wednesday post today featuring my eats from yesterday, like I usually do, but this is the only picture I managed to take all day:

Yeah, I was a little busy. Whoops! So much for Tuesday's food....

Luckily, I remembered that I hadn't yet shared about what we did over the weekend, so instead of Tuesday's food, you get Saturday's! WIAW lives on. (I'm sure you were worried....)

On Saturday, C & I had our final Restaurant Week experience: we met Stephanie and her husband for dinner at The Bavarian Chef, a well-known German restaurant in our town. We spent the evening chowing down on an amazing German feast, and spent almost three hours chatting about all kinds of things - sports, childhood, broken bones, pets... you name it, we probably covered it. We had so much fun, and the food was delicious, too. Can't beat that as far as a Saturday night double date goes!

We started the night with liters of beer (when in Rome Germany a German restaurant, right?) - I had gone to an intense BodyPump class on Saturday morning, and this beer was almost too much for me to handle!

The Restaurant Week menu is a three-course dinner: appetizer / salad, entree, and dessert. I forgot to take a picture of my Winter Salat, but it was delicious: it had parsnips and blueberries (odd combination, but worked really nicely) and a tangy vinaigrette.

For my entree, I went with pork chops and apples, a classic combination, and for dessert, I chose the bread pudding. As good as the pork chops were, the stars of the show were probably the side dishes: they are served family-style, and between the four of us, we got to choose five! Red cabbage, carrots, string beans, SpƤtzle, and potato dumplings.... I was in German-food heaven.

We almost chose a different restaurant for dinner that night, and I'm so glad that we didn't. We had such a great time at The Bavarian Chef, and I look forward to the next time we get a chance to visit.


Kadee Cramer said...

This looks awesome! I wish I lived around something like that! We had a German exchange student when I was in school who my family is still very close with and I'm always curious about their food. I ate at a German Restaurant once on vacation but I don't think it was very authentic.

Lisa C said...

The only food part of my German cultural heritage that I appreciate is the bakery section. We really didn't grow up eating too much real German food.

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

LOVE IT!!! We had such a great time with you and C, and I definitely enjoyed the German food (and the GIANT beer!) We're definitely going to have to make this a repeat at some point!!

thecompostcook said...

Looks/sounds like a rad double date!