Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Austrian Schnitzelhaus


What’s the first thing that comes to mind?

The sound of music ... *starts singing*

Whenever we drive to the city, we’d pass The Austrian Schnitzelhaus on Victoria Road; this little cottage always tickled my curiosity.
Without a booking we were seated in the fair corner getting a glimpse at all the hungry stomachs.

Due to our half filled stomachs we opted for two mains:

Cordon Bleu Schnitzel- $23.00 & Garlic Sauce - $3.00
Stuffed with ham and Swiss cheese, crumbled and shallow fried served with lemon wedges.

Cordon Bleu reminds me of my 21st Birthday Luncheon, this French inspired pork Schnitzel just oozed out in cheese and crumbled to perfection. The schnitzel itself was tender and moist dipped in garlic sauce, oh the joy!

Sausage Platter - $19.90 & Red wine sauce - $3.00
Assorted German sausages grilled, served with sautéed potatoes and sauerkraut.

I can never surpass the famous wieners hehe...

This generous plate was a double serving of chicken, pork and frankfurts. The sausages itself were slightly on the salty side. The sauerkraut had diced pieces of bacon, which definitely gave it some kick and the potatoes felt so homely.

Sitting opposite to us were a group of guys, teasing each other about the Schnitzel challenge. It was hilarious watching them devour the 1 kg platter.. As our stomachs were at a 90% limit, we decided to order dessert so we could stay an inch longer to watch and hear the boys stuff themselves silly!

Strudel platter for 2 person - $16.90
Three types of strudel served on a platter with fresh whipped cream and ice cream

Cheese and Cherry Strudel – was quite sour for my liking,, Cheese and Apricot Strudel – tasted nice , Apple Strudel – the apple was definitely overcooked.

Overall the strudel pastry was very soggy, which was a total letdown. The ricotta cheese complimented the apricot strudel perfectly opposed to the sour cherry.

End Notes:
- Cupcakiedolly suggests: Cordon Bleu Schnitzel
- Nice atmosphere, family friendly
- Has a bar outside for those keen on drinking
- Slow service, staff seems overworked

Quote of the Day:

"We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us"
- Winston Churchill





Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Wow 1 kilo of schnitzel! That's crazy! I think you chose wisely ;)

Hotly Spiced said...

I think I would like to sit and watch the 1kg challenge as well. Who could manage it! The dessert platter for two looks very good xx

Choc Chip Uru said...

I think my bro would definitely devour the 1 kilo of schnitzel - though god knows how ;)
You are aobviously smarter :D

Choc Chip Uru

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

I've been to Austria and yep, this is the food thats served. Oversized and very hearty food! 1KG schnitzels are almost normal over there.. haha

Bam's Kitchen said...

Love German food. I have many German friends and one brought me over a bottle of this Ratzeputz this very spicy ginger ETOH certainly would help digest all this rich German food. Have you ever heard of this? Take care, BAM

Nic@diningwithastud said...

A whole kilo??? WOW! Lol

Vivian - vxdollface said...

whoa that's a lot of sausages! and 1kg schnitzel is a lot of food :O boys lol