And I must admit to you, the brats, potato salad, pretzels, sauerkraut and red cabbage all passed my German taste buds with flying colors. The seasoning and preparation of all of the sampled food items were right on the mark – as good as in my Mother Country.
So believe me when I say that I’ll be back!
There’s also a case to be made about the beer being served at Grunauer.
Let it be known that it passes the German Purity Law which is defined as having to be served WITHOUT any preservatives. I sampled three versions of their DIRECT imported Hofbrau beers and they all were terrific. I only wish I’d have stuck around long enough to give their Salzburger Stiegl beer a sampling as well.
I was told that it too is imported direct from the brewery without those taste killing preservatives found in the beers you buy at liquor stores.
It should be noted that any imported bottled beer in the United States has to contain special preservatives—a.k.a. taste killing chemicals—that a good German normally wouldn’t put up with for a minute.
That’s why when, for example, you buy a bottle of Becks in Germany, Mexico or on board a cruise liner, it’ll taste a heck of a lot better than the bottle of Becks sold at your favorite Kansas City liquor store.
The bottom line: Grunauer knows how to to prepare and serve the good stuff— both in food and in drink. So happy Oktoberfest to tall of you.