Palais Keller, Munich
December 27, 2016
Linda and I stayed at the Hotel Bayrische Hof, in the center of Munich, from December 8 to 11, 2016.
On December 9 we dined at the hotel’s Bavarian restaurant, Palais Keller.
To get in the Bavarian holiday mood we visited several of the nearby Christmas markets.
Linda buys a grilled bratwurst.
A florist shop.
A butcher shop.
Warm wine, alcoholic and non-.
The Palais Keller is in the cellar of the old Palace adjoining the hotel. Originally salt storage vaults, it dates back to 1425.
After walking past the open kitchen, we were seated at a table with these views.
For apéritif we had glasses of 2015 Deidesheimer Hofstück Palatinate Müller-Thurgau Niederkirchener. This was followed by a bottle of 2014 Ursprung, Winery Markus Schneider.
This young red wine from the Pfalz is made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. It was still quite rough, but went well with the cuisine.
Bread and house-made pretzels arrived. (There were two mustards in the jars at the left.)
Our first course was
Kälberne Briesmilzwurst in brauner Butter gebraten
mit unserem Kartoffelsalat.
This calf ’s sweetbread sausage pan-fried in brown butter was excellent with elegant flavors one does not usually find in a sausage. It was served with a bland, warm potato salad.
Our main course was
Schulterkrustenbraten vom Jungschwein
mit Dunkelbiersoße und Kartoffelknödl
A chunk of roast shoulder of suckling pig was covered with dark beer gravy. The light potato dumpling was a welcome contrast to the heavy meat and its sauce.
For dessert we had
Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfelkompott
Kaiserschmarren is a shredded caramelized pancake made from a sweet batter using flour, eggs, sugar, salt, and milk, baked in butter. This was served with a fresh apple sauce.
Well, we wanted an authentic Bavarian meal and we got it. The sweetbread sausage was excellent by the standards of any cuisine. The service by our cheerful, talkative waitress was enjoyable and the ambiance was quiet and gemütlich.
On the way out we could admire the party room and the carved wooden nativity scene.