First Taste of Berlin: Lunch at the Schlossgarten

So let me tell you about My Berlin Adventure….

Somewhat surprisingly, Berlin is not famous for its German food.  It’s a cosmopolitan city, and German cuisine is just one of the many choices available. But I wanted my first meal to be authentic and traditional German, so I had lunch at Schlossgarten, a restaurant close to Charlottenburg Palace that offered “German Cuisine and Game Specialties”.  It turned out to be an excellent choice.Schlossgarten

Venison Goulash Soup

Venison Goulash Soup

St. Hubertus is the patron saint of hunters, and a traditional German venison soup is called “Hubertus” in his honour. The menu described this as a “piquant venison goulash soup with peppers, potatoes and lots of meat”.  It was heavy on the venison, and it was quite wonderful.

Medallions of Pork Tenderloin

Medallions of Pork Tenderloin

And here’s the main:   Perfectly cooked Medallions of Pork Tenderloin w/a herbal-Dijon mustard sauce.   The sides were green beans wrapped in bacon (NB Wrapping anything in bacon improves a dish) and “crispy almond balls”, which were almond-crusted mashed potatoes.  They were amazing.

So my first meal in Germany was a stunner.

And I was off to Charlottenburg Palace.


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