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.
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.
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.