December 1, 20144.0
I was here for lunch. The restaurant was surprisingly busy, but we did not have to wait for a place. This meant we did not have much time to admire the beautiful cakes in the showcase at the entrance.
The menu is lavishly illustrated. Both of us were attracted to the lunch special: soup or tomato juice, crusty square rolls, choice of main plate, dessert of the day, and tea or coffee for one low price. You get a lot of food for the price! The glasses of tomato juice were huge, cold, and refreshing; main plates include a small cup of rice, two big wedges of potato, and a tossed salad with big chunks of raw onion. The included desserts, however, were a huge letdown. They did not resemble anything in the showcase!
Service was quick and pleasant. We would go back if we were in the area — but let’s hope the showcase desserts taste better!
Dishes I tried:
Two sticks of seasoned pork cubes along with the sides presented above. For dipping, the tzatziki was so thick and so chunky, it could stand up on its own.
One wide piece of breaded fish came with the sides, as well as a small cup of melted butter. There were also supposed to be grilled garlic mushrooms, but we asked not to have any mushrooms. The meal was judged very good; the butter was mostly untouched.
black forest cake
The wedge of cake was much shorter than the cakes from the showcase. The cake was reddish, much like red velvet cake, and quite wet. The cream layers and the rosette on top had clearly been sitting around for some time. There was no cherry layer. It takes a lot for me to push away dessert, but I ended up swapping plates with my lunchmate.
This oversized nutty pastry square was served with a sturdy knife as well as a fork. It was soon apparent why: The pastry layers were quite solid, and did not slice well. The plate was also drowned in a pool of honey — too much honey. I lapped up as much as I could, but still a good amount was wasted. Despite the problems, this was the better dessert of the two.